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How an iOS Device Can Help You Get Fitter and Healthier

Maybe you have tried every diet you have learnt about and still can’t seem to shift that fat off your stomach. Or perhaps you are so unfit that you often find yourself running out of breath even just walking. Many of us can certainly get fitter and healthier, but don’t always know how to do so. Getting into better shape can, however, be much easier with the use of an iOS device.

An important disclaimer

At this stage, we should emphasize that we are not health and fitness experts, and this article provides only pointers that can occasionally help you on your health and fitness kick. Nothing in this article can replace advice from a doctor, fitness expert or nutritionist. However, the particular app that we are about to recommend has attracted favorable reviews from many people – and we will provide links to the iTunes pages through which you can read many of these reviews.

A wonderfully useful iOS app from MyFitnessPal

If you are overweight, you don’t strictly have to get exercising to rid yourself of that excess bulk. Instead, you just have to make sure that you are consuming a suitably low number of calories. We emphasize the word “suitably” there – you don’t want to cut too much, especially as weight loss is more healthy and sustainable when it is gradual. But how are you supposed to know how many calories you should consume per day to lose weight healthily?

Thankfully, you don’t have to spend time in your busy life constantly writing down calorie numbers from the nutritional information on the packaging of whatever you eat and drink. Instead, you can download the MyFitnessPal calorie counter app for iPhone or iPad.imageYou can use this app to record everything you consume – along with the nutritional information about what you consume – quickly and easily. After registering an account with MyFitnessPal, you can use your iOS device’s back camera to scan the barcode attached to food or drink you have just consumed.

If, as is likely, the product is in the huge MyFitnessPal database, the nutritional information will pop up to prevent you having to enter it manually. In the rare event that the product is not in the database, you can add it for the convenience of both you and other MyFitnessPal users.

The app can also be used for recording whatever physical exercise you engage in. Physical exercise can help you to lose calories, and therefore weight, more quickly – but recording it all in this MyFitnessPal app will help prevent your calorie burning becoming dangerously excessive. Good luck with getting yourself more fit and healthy!

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