The 8 Best Health and Fitness Apps for Students

Just because you are spending the most of your time in classes or studying doesn’t mean that you can simply stop taking care of your health. There is always time to look after yourself. In fact, the better your physical health is, the better you are going to do with your studies. These days, there are many tools students can use to stay healthy and in shape, including a number of fitness apps, such as:

1. Pocket Yoga You can use this app anywhere, and do yoga workouts any time. Choose your level of difficulty, and enjoy 27 different yoga sessions on video. There is also a dictionary of yoga poses. You can use this app on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

2. Fitness Builder If you are looking for instructional workout videos, you are going to find exactly what you want here. You will also find a variety of tools that will help you reach your fitness goals, including fitness calculators, progress reports, and even a live personal trainer. This is a great app for professional physical therapists to create fitness plans for their clients. You can use this app for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android. Your first month is free, and then you can subscribe to keep using this service.

3. Auburn Apparel Of course, if you want to work out, you need some cool athletic clothing and footwear. You can find what you need at Fancastle. Choose from uniforms, workout clothing, and a whole lot more.

4. Fooducate If you are trying to eat healthy, you need to know what is in the foods you are eating. This app turns your smartphone into a digital scanner. You can scan barcodes, and learn about all of the nutritional information so you can make the smartest dietary choices. This will also help you to save money, because you will be able to scan for prices as well. This free app can be used on the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android.

5. MapMyRun This will track your path while you are running, as well as record speed, distance, pace, and how many calories you are burning. Share your fitness achievements on your favorite social media websites. Like Runtastic, there are versions for other sports. You can use this app for free with the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android, and Blackberry.

6. MyFitnessPal This is a great tool that allows users to track their activity each day, as well as how much, and what they are eating. You will find nutritional info for just about any food you can think of, and there is a bar code scanner so you can find out the nutritional values of foods before buying them. You and your friends can use this together to track how each other is progressing, and work together as a support system. This app can be used on the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Blackberry, Android, and Windows.

7. Workout Trainer When you need workout advice, you should be getting it from professional trainers, and not from some guy next to you at the gym who may not know any more than you do. Here you can get instructions in the form of photos, videos, and audio that you can use while you are working out. This is a free app that is available for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android.

8. Runtastic Use this app to measure the time you run, and how far you run. You can also measure how many calories you are burning, and track how you are doing in terms of reaching your physical fitness goals. You can send live updates, including photos, and there are versions available for walkers, biking, and a variety of winter sports. This app is available for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Windows, and Bada. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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