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1.07.2013

My Fitness Pal App Review {Health and Fitness Month}

My Fitness Pal: Calorie counter, diet and exercise journal.

Bottom line: Simple. Effective. Free!

Company description or click here: Now you can log your food and exercise wherever and whenever you'd like - even if you can't get to a computer.

With our mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone 7, your MyFitnessPal account is always at your finger tips. All our apps work with our website and have access to the same comprehensive database of over 2,318,000 foods and restaurant items. Any changes you make on your phone will be synchronized to the web and vice versa — so you always have complete and up-to-date access to your account.



Review by Fitness Guest Service Specialist, Brittany Williams, City of Wylie:

By far, this is one of the most helpful iPhone apps I’ve ever used. This app provides categories for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks so you can track what you regularly consume during different times of the day. It also has a separate section to log how much water you drink.

With a vast search bank for food groups, it is easy to record how many calories you’ve consumed. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you also have the option to create a new food, which is stored for future logs. But that’s only on the nutrition side! This app also breaks down exercise categories into cardiovascular and strength training and allows for notes on both food and exercise.

In just a little time, noting all you eat and drink becomes a fast, easy habit. Knowing you have to record everything you eat tends to promote more responsible food choices. It also makes you starkly aware of portion size and calorie ratios.

Check out upcoming mobile fitness app reviews during Health and Fitness Month. Wylie Recreation’s team has selected four popular mobile fitness applications to try out for several weeks and provide hands-on feedback each Monday. The four selected apps are all FREE, and include a selection for both Android and iPhone formats.

1/14/2013 - Run Keeper – Android - Track workouts, miles and training. GPS and mapping functions.

1/21/2013 - Pedometer FREE – iPhone - Measure steps, distance, workout time, caolories burned, speed and pace.

1/28/2013 - JEFIT – Android - Bodybuilding app. Track body stats, create custom wourkout routines, track progress.

Brittany Williams
Fitness Guest Service Specialist
City of Wylie