"New Year, new you!" is a common expression used when a new year falls upon us. With new goals and challenges come new tools to help you rejuvenate your fitness in 2018.Motivation couldn't come easier with these new apps and podcasts available for you anywhere, at any time. Here's a quick list to get you started on achieving your fitness goals:
1. Lose It! app
This free and easy-to-follow meal and weight-loss tracking app is a great way to track your calorie intake and exercises. Enter your food items using their pre-built database or scan your items using your mobile device. You can also sign up for a premium account at $3.33 per month to access other features like meal planning and syncing with your other fitness apps. The Lose It! app is available for iOS and Android.
2. Fit Men Cook app
Although the title of the app may be misleading, this app works great for both men and women. This $3.99 download includes an endless number of recipes available at your fingertips including post-workout, vegan, and high-carb meals. With over 1,000 recipes and more being added every week, you'll be sure to get fit quick and stay fit. The app also offers meal plans for different goals, needs, and desired performance results. Fit Men Cook app is available for iOS and Android.
3. All About Fitness podcast
If you're more into the science of exercise, this podcast provides discussions with industry icons and professionals. The podcast is also hosted by Pete McCall, who is a skilled personal trainer, strength coach, and fitness educator based in San Diego, California, with a Master's in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. You can listen to the podcast on their website.
4. The Strength Running podcast
Join in on 20 to 55-minute sessions with host Jason Fitzgerald, competitive runner and USATF-certified running coach, as he covers the basics all runners are looking for including key workouts, essential strength exercises, and recovery tips. You can also learn more about improving consistency, decreasing injuries, and finding more joy in your running. The Strength Running podcast is available to listen straight from their website.
5. Happier Podcast with Gretchen Rubin
Known for authoring the book The Happiness Project Rubin and her sister Elizabeth Kraft set a motivational tone to empower you to live a happier life with their weekly discussions on Happier Podcast.
We hope these tools help you jumpstart your way to a happier, healthier life for 2018 and beyond. Try these apps and podcasts out and let us know what you think of them in the comments below!