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Friday, July 12, 2024

Tech Tips

Looking to become healthier and fitter this summer? There are apps for that.

MyFitnessPal

With close to 95,000 likes on Facebook, MyFitnessPal may be the most popular app out there for simple calorie-tracking. After users have entered their current stats, activity level and ideal weight, MyFitnessPal then computes a suggested daily caloric intake to achieve that desired goal. The app boasts that users can log their consumed foods from its database of over 750,000 items. A wide range of exercise activities can also be tracked and graphed.

This free app is available on Apple iOS devices, Google Android and Blackberry. Meals and exercises can also be logged at myfitnesspal.com.

Adidas miCoach

Using GPS and real-time coaching, miCoach allows you to stay motivated with audio feedback, such as race time or running speed to guide you through a workout or sports practice. Users can select their desired workout plan to improve speed or stamina and can still listen to music.

The miCoach app is free and available on iOS4 devices, Android and Blackberry. Runs can also be tracked and shared on miCoach.com

EVA TAN can be reached at science@theaggie.org.

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