Paul Joseph, co-founder of Health and Fitness Travel, shares his favourite health and fitness apps to prepare for a wellness holiday.
With a diverse range of wellness apps designed to help us lead a healthier lifestyle, Paul Joseph, co-founder of Health and Fitness Travel, shares his favourite health and fitness apps to prepare for a wellness holiday.
Workout Trainer - Get into shape with thousands of free workout programmes designed to help you reach your fitness goals. Professional trainers will guide you through exercises with photo and video instructions allowing you to focus on areas of fitness such as weight loss, cardio and yoga. It’s a great app if you want to workout in your own time outside of the gym as it requires no additional equipment.
Use before you go to: Epic Sana Bootcamp, Portugal
MyFitnessPal - With this calorie counter, getting fit has never been easier. It stores the largest food database of over 2 million foods so you can monitor your daily food intake, making it a great accompaniment to a weight loss holiday. It adds multiple foods and includes a free barcode scanner so you can quickly identify foods for easier counting. It lets you share your progress with friends to motivate and inspire you to lose weight.
Use before you go to: SHA Weight Loss, Spain
Meditation Timer - This app is an elegant and easy to use meditation timer. With customisable pre-sets for different durations and reminder intervals, this meditation app is perfect for setting the scene and allowing you to unwind wherever you are. It also keeps a record of your daily usage allowing you to track how many sessions you have completed and your average meditation time.
Use before you go to: Shreyas Silent Retreat, India
Sleep Cycle - This handy sleep app analyses your sleeping patterns, with its clever new technology that monitors the way you sleep. Simply place by the side of your bed or underneath your pillow and it observes your movements through your phone’s accelerometer and tracks any disruptions during the night, offering a full report in the morning. The clock slowly wakes you up when you are in your lightest sleeping phase, so you can get up feeling relaxed and well rested.
Use before you go to: Lefay Sleep Well, Italy
Moves - This active app features a pedometer that counts your daily steps when walking, allowing you to monitor and keep a record of your activity. It also records your distance covered when cycling or running which is handy for tracking your progress. This everyday fitness tracker is easy to use, doesn’t require any other equipment and you can carry it around in your pocket or bag. It includes location maps and stores your routes for you to monitor your healthy lifestyle with ease.
Use before you go to: Thanyapura Triathlon, Thailand
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