Fitness At Your Finger Tips Calorie Counting App

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Technology is continuously growing and evolving. A symbol of progress, it offers many benefits and influences almost all aspects of our lives. On the other hand, an increased dependence on technology may have a negative impact on personal interactions and physical activity. Lifestyles are becoming increasingly sedentary; we have to make a conscious effort to stay active and healthy. Take charge of your health and explore all the handy and inexpensive tools that technology has to offer. There are vendors that offer free calorie counting apps which are supported with online diet recommendations and free fitness tips. Mobile apps give you the ability to stay on track with your health and fitness goals even when you don't have access to a computer. Whether you are on a weight loss program or watching your protein intake for building muscle mass, reliable calorie counting mobile apps help you keep track of calories, carbohydrate, protein, and fat intake. Apps that track food and drink consumption can also be used to manage diabetes; blood sugar levels can be controlled with an appropriate carbohydrate intake that matches insulin schedule and dosage.

A balanced diet and regular physical activity are the winning combination for good health. Fitness tracking apps allow you to track daily physical activity and the calories burned. Weight loss occurs when calories burned exceeds calories consumed. Knowing the number of daily calories consumed and burned helps you achieve weight management goals. Comprehensive fitness databases include all types of physical activity such as cardiovascular exercises, resistance training, hobbies, sports, household chores and occupational activity. Reliable websites by qualified professionals offer the best exercise videos that include detailed instructions and the best fitness tips from certified fitness instructors or physical therapists. Free fitness videos that suit diverse interests or fitness levels like yoga and weight training are easily accessible on the internet.

Specialized websites and mobile apps offer advanced support for ethnic diets; examples include Indian cuisine nutrition information, Indian diet tips, personalized meal plans, and recommendations from a dietitian. Furthermore, users can enter recipes using a mobile app or website and have its nutrition values calculated. Some mobile apps also offer the convenience of shopping lists; users can create grocery lists based on recipe ingredients. Tracking of body measurements like weight and body mass index may also be supported. Health and fitness apps are commonly available for Apple and Android mobile phones and tablets.

 

Seetha N. (M.S. Computer Science, B.S. Dietetics, B.E. Computer Engineering) is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Her website provides Indian diet tips.

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