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Perfect Fitness Apps for People Over 50

Are you feeling sedentary? Need to lose a few pounds? Put your smartphone to work! Using fitness apps on your smartphone can remind you to drink water, perform stretches, get up and move around and more! It's like having a fitness coach with you at all times. Plus it can be fun for you!

Check out the most helpful apps Next Avenue offers up to assist you in getting your health where you want it to be:

  • My Fitness Pal - This is a free app for iOS and Android for those who want to drop some pounds. Your food intake and activities are recorded for you to hold yourself accountable. "With a food database of more than 5 million items and a barcode scanner, you can make the best choices at home, in the supermarket and in restaurants."
  • Map My Walk - Walking is a great way to get in shape. It's as simple as putting your shoes on and downloading the free app. GPS is used to map your walking routes and will record the duration, distance, speed, elevation, and pace. Your calories burned will be calculated and a list is produced to track your progress.
  • Pocket Yoga - Want to lower your blood pressure, ease stress, lose weight, and reduce back pain? Try yoga! This app provides a gentle way to start at home. "From a database of illustrations and videos that show you how to do more than 200 poses designed by certified yoga instructors, you can begin your personalized yoga practice — or move on to a more advanced level."

Learn about even more apps that can help you get in shape and feel better by reading this Next Avenue article here


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