Celebrate World Health Day with the top 10 Windows Health & Fitness apps
April 7, 2015
Most of us take good health for granted and rarely pause to think about its impact on our lives. At least, not until we are beset by ailments. Why wait till something goes wrong? Monitoring wellness and staying fit is easy today with the plethora of apps available. There are apps that track your daily exercise routine, calorie consumption, keep you abreast of the latest dietary trends and more. Here’s a look at the top ten Windows apps for fitness and good health, all available for free on the Windows Phone Store.
6 Week Training
Now turn your living room into a gym with the 6-week training app that works as a personal trainer. 6 Week Training app offers you an easy to follow exercise program, which is designed to help you reach your fitness goal like hundred pushups, two hundred sit-ups, two hundred squats, twenty pull-ups and hundred fifty dips. After taking the initial test for each of the exercises, the program will put you in the appropriate workout level and keep track of your workout. Also, you can monitor your progress by looking through the logs and charts available.
Centuries’ old practice Yoga shows the way to perfect health and peace with self. Yoga balances, purifies and strengthens the body, mind and soul of the practitioner. So, begin your yogic journey with an extremely user friendly and detailed app on Yoga asanas called Yoga Cure.
My Daily Fitness Guide
As the name suggests, My Daily Fitness Guide app is your personal trainer and nutritionist. This is Gold Gym’s official Windows Phone app, which helps you reach your ideal body weight and stay fit. With the provision of gym workout logs, customized workout and diet plans, daily workout reminders and photos to track your progress, this app ensures you have everything that you need to get that ideal body.
Stressed out? A power nap is just what you need to rejuvenate and knock back stress. The PowernAPP helps you do that by allowing you to set alarms, monitor sleeping patterns and assisting with napping tips so you get your required quota of shut-eye.
Endomondo Sports Tracker
The only portable personal trainer and fitness partner that you can carry around in your pocket, the Endomondo Sports Tracker app uses the built-in GPS to track your fitness – running, cycling, walking and more. It lets you track duration, distance covered, average speed, calories burned, heart rate and more. There is also an option to log indoor workouts manually. On top of all this, you get audio feedback on your performance during your workout. And meanwhile your friends can follow you live and pep up your performance, all in real-time. The app also lets you set your workout goal that you can reach with the help of the app’s audio coach facility. Plus, you can analyze your performance like split times for each workout.
Note: Also available on iOS, Android and BlackBerry for free of cost.
MSN Health & Fitness
The MSN Health & Fitness app brings you 1000+ exercise and workout videos, a nutritional and medical reference, in addition to trackers for diet and exercise to help you meet your health goals. The app features GPS tracker, step tracker, diet tracker, cardio tracker as well as the symptom checker. The interactive symptom checker lets you identify the possible health conditions and issues that could be associated with the part of the body that is troubling you. The app also gives you an access to health and fitness related articles picked from some of the world’s most reputed content providers.
Note: Also available on iOS and Android for free of cost.
The highest-rated fitness apps on Windows store, the Workout Scheduler lists out thousands of workouts with step-by-step instructions. Clear graphical illustrations and tips provide easy understanding of the moves. The best part is that this app lets you choose an exercise that suits your body type. With the help of this app, you can easily get in better shape by losing weight or by gaining muscles. If that wasn’t all, you have the option to share your favorite workouts with your Facebook friends.
Exclusive to Windows users, this app works as ‘healthy lifestyle’ app, rather than narrowing down its impact to any specific ailment. It is, in effect, an activity and nutrition journal, complete with features like GPS tracking, ability to count steps, and keep a log of your daily activity. This app lets you set weight plans to help you either lose or gain weight. With this app, you can track your weight, calculate the number of calories burned, and monitor your nutrition facts from day to day. The other features include provision to track ailments such as allergies, headaches, fevers, cramps, etc., import nutrition facts and recipes from the Internet, and calculate the Body Fat, Lean Mass and Fat Mass based on waist, hip and neck measurements. This app is available on the Windows Store for INR. 260.
Do you think that doing pushups can’t be that easy? Think again! The Runtastic Push-Ups app works as your personal push-up trainer, helping you reach your “push-up” targets with its efficient and easy-to-follow level-based plans. With this app, you can achieve your fitness goals with the guidance of trained professionals. You will be motivated to workout harder, strengthen your muscles, and you will have fun in the process! The fun part is that this app counts your pushups as you touch the mobile screen with your nose. The app also logs your personal records and exercise statistics that you can share on various social media channels.
Note: Also available on iOS and Android for free of cost.
Since ages, homemade medicines have been used by our ancestors to cure common ailments. The Home Remedies app gives you an access to fifty plus home remedies to help you in the treatment of the most common health problems, including cold, cough, acne, hair loss, obesity, diabetes and backache among others. If used wisely, these home remedies can save you time, money and keep you in good health. This app also allows you to add remedies in your personal schedule along with voice memo.
Note: Also available on Android for free of cost.
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