By Allyson Fox
Swimsuit season is just around the corner, so don’t lose sight of your New Year’s resolutions just yet. Turn off the TV, put on your sneakers and keep your diet and fitness goals in check with these apps.
For: Android, Blackberry, iPhone
Use your built-in GPS on your phone to reach your fitness goals. Going for a bike ride or a run? This app records the route you travel on a map and your distance, speed, elevation, duration and calories burned. It even saves your workout history, so you can see your progress immediately. You’ll be ready to race in no time.
Shake a Snack
For: iPhone, iPod touch
Cost: 99 cents
Snacking on potato chips when you need an afternoon boost may be tempting, but it won’t shrink your waistline. Snacking can be healthy and fun with Shake a Snack. Shake your iPhone or iPod touch and watch ingredients combine in a food slot machine to create more than 300 snack recipes. Filter out ingredients you don’t like or choose ingredients that you have handy and enjoy!
For: Android, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, Windows phone
Keep your fitness and weight-loss goals on track with this app. Set daily calorie goals, record exercises and log food intake with access to more than 1.1 million food and restaurant items. When you aren’t on the go, visit www.myfitnesspal.com for a more detailed report and motivation from other dieters.
For: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad
Yoga lovers, rejoice. There is an app for you too, and you don’t have to hit the gym to get your fix. This app guides you through an entire yoga session with voice and visual instruction. Choose between three different difficulty levels, practices and durations for 27 different sessions and more than 145 poses.