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5 ways your smartphone can help keep you fit

Sep 12, 2013

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Having a mobile device within arm’s length gives you the power to make healthier life choices. With a multi-tasking Snapdragon mobile processor at the heart of your phone, you and your smartphone have everything you need to hit the ground running.

1. Keeps you honest

Lose It fintess app google play

Keep yourself in check with apps like Lose It! by FitNow Inc. (pictured), and Calorie Counter by MyFitnessPal LLC, both for Android. These accurate calorie counters help you keep unbiased logs of the food you take in and the sweat you pour out. If you find yourself losing track of your cardio output, the stopwatch on your smartphone is a great way to keep track of the time you churn and burn.

2. Keeps you motivated

Fitocracy Fitness Game Tracker Google Play

Stay motivated with apps like Pinterest that give you access to thousands of inspirational quotes, healthy recipes and home workout routines. Once your motivation turns into executing your exercise, Fitness Game Tracker (pictured) by Fitocracy Inc. for Android helps you tap into your competitive side by competing with a community of “fitocrats” to achieve any fitness goal.

3. Keeps you eating clean

Healthy Food Diet Fooducate Google Play

A smartphone is one tool our paleo-dieting ancestors didn’t have, which gives us an advantage when it comes to eating clean. Using Healthy Food Diet by Fooducate Ltd. for Android (pictured) helps grade your food and show you the benefits of eating whole foods versus processed. If you happen to go out to eat, Fast Food Nutrition & Weight Loss by Post799 for Android shows calories and other nutritional information for popular restaurants, fast food chains and buffets.

4. Keeps you active

workoutlabs custom workout

Beyond the fitness apps, your mobile device is transforming the way your gym lets you work out. With gyms now stocked full of workout equipment that supports mobile devices, you can listen to motivational music or catch up on some reading right from your mobile docking station. If a gym isn’t accessible, don’t sweat it. Working out at home has never been easier with access to free video exercise demos and custom workout routines (pictured).

5. Keeps you accountable

Staying active and eating clean are much easier said than done. Don’t forget to use your support network of friends and family to keep you accountable. With an all-in-one Snapdragon processor powering your smartphone and designed to keep you connected, friends and family, near and far, can stay connected and help keep you motivated.

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