As January 2022 speeds on by, you might find yourself reaching for a little extra motivation to keep your health and fitness resolutions on track. Some of the most useful and easiest health and fitness tools can be found right in your pocket — on your smartphone, that is.
Try these five popular diet and exercise apps to help you crush your goals this year — and the best part is, they won’t cost you a penny!
If you’re looking for a little of everything in a free fitness app, MyFitnessPal is an excellent place to start. This app, available for iOS and Android, lets you track calories, scan and log food, track exercise, and customize and track your personal health and fitness goals. You can also access tons of healthy recipes and new workouts to keep your routine fresh and interesting.
MyFitnessPal is free to download and use, with a paid upgrade available.
Give your at-home workouts a boost with the free Sworkit app. Browse home workouts by type and intensity, customize the duration of your workout, and keep track of your performance all in one place. Workouts are available from beginner to advanced, and no gym equipment is needed.
Sworkit is free to download for iOS and Android, with a paid subscription available for full access to features.
3. Yoga for Beginners
Starting a new yoga routine is far from a daunting task with the help of the free Yoga for Beginners app. Relax your mind and body with easy, handcrafted yoga workouts designed specifically for newbie yogis. Yoga for Beginners also allows you to customize your own personal yoga workouts and easily integrates with Apple Health to keep track of your fitness progress.
Yoga for Beginners is free to download and use on iOS and Android, with an optional paid subscription available.
Food and exercise journaling has never been easier (or more fun!) than with the free Lifesum app. Easily enter your personal details and fitness goals, then start tracking your daily food intake and calories burned. Log each day and watch your progress with easy-to-read graphs and charts.
Lifesum is free to download and use on iOS and Android, with an optional paid subscription available.
5. Oak Meditation & Breathing
Calm your mind and body with the free Oak meditation app, available for free on both iOS and Android. Oak offers guided and unguided meditation sessions that range from 5 to 30 minutes in length. This free meditation app also offers simple yogic breathing exercises to help relax your mind, calm anxieties and fall asleep faster, as well as robust progress tracking and a community feature.
Downloading and trying a few (or all!) of these free health and fitness apps is a great way to stay motivated and refocus your efforts toward meeting your fitness-related resolutions in 2022. For even more help fine-tuning and focusing your fitness goals and efforts, schedule a consultation with one of our Body Work experts to see how body contouring solutions could help you make your New Year’s resolutions happen!