When it comes to losing weight or getting in shape, using mobile apps on the iPhone and on Android smartphones can be an integral part of your fitness routine.
According to this infographic from Greatist, a health and fitness blog, tracking what you eat can lead to losing twice as much weight, will help you find patterns in your energy levels and identify patterns that lead to weight gain
Other benefits of tracking come in the form of motivation, accountability and consistency — all of which are easy to pass on if you aren’t tracking your activity.
Using an iPhone or Android to track this information is easier than ever, with multiple apps for tracking what you eat and your activities. You can also link up your progress to social networks to leverage the accountability of friends and followers.
Greatist has roundup up a collection of great fitness apps that work across multiple phones, as well as apps best suited for the iPhone, iPod Touch and Android.
Universal Fitness and Weight Loss Apps
iPhone Fitness and Weight Loss Apps
- Food Information Database
- iPhone Nutrition
- Livestrong’s Calorie Tracker
- Hundred Pushups (also an Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7 App)
iPod Fitness and Weight Loss Apps
Android Fitness and Weight Loss Apps
There are also a collection of other fitness gadgets you can use, to help track your fitness and weight loss efforts. For more, check out our Fitbit review at Notebooks.com