Fitness Never Retires: Top Apps and Gadgets to Keep You Active for Life

Just because you’ve retired from work doesn’t mean you’ve retired from life. With more free time, this is a great phase of life to get more active, doing things you enjoy. Here are some top apps to help you stay physically and mentally active.

Fitness Tracker

MyFitnessPal is a handy little app will help you stay heart-healthy by providing a format for you to keep a record of your food intake and exercise. It features one of the largest food databases of any similar app and will also let you scan barcodes to pull up information about food items in the grocery store. The app helps you maintain a healthy weight by allotting you a daily caloric intake based on your physical condition and level of activity. It’s a great app for improving cardiovascular health.

Walking Around

If you like to walk, jog or run Pedometer will help you keep track of the ground you’re covering. As well as measuring the distance it will also count how many calories you are burning and to keep targets.

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Watching the Weather

Wherever you go, always take the weather with you. You’ll always know what the weather’s going to be like with the Weather Live Free. It’s so easy to check the temperature with this app instead of a thermometer, so you’ll always know if you need to carry a coat or an umbrella. This app will give you an accurate weekly forecast, so you can plan ahead, check out the pollen count, wind speeds, rainfall, and even sunrise and sunset times.

Dining Nutrition

This application is not just about keeping a track of your calorie consumption in your favorite restaurant. Restaurant Nutrition also tracks what you eat and measures your intake of carbs, protein and fat and will help you make informed dietary choices.

Staying Busy

ReQall is a great memory prosthetic application that will keep all your to-do lists, appointments and notes and remind you of them all via text message, Instant Message, Calendar alert, Voice or Email.

Music Memory

The perfect application for all those annoying times you hear a tune but can’t remember who it’s by or what it’s called. Shazam allows you to hold your smartphone up to the music and will name the tune, the artists and take you to a site where you can buy it. Its database holds information on more than 5 million music tracks.

Nutrition at Home

Fooducate helps you shop for food that is kind to your health and your heart. You can use it to scan each food product’s barcode. It will then give you full nutritional detail of the item. It also allows you to compare different items so you can calculate which the best food for your health is.

These apps will keep you on track for a healthy lifestyle during your retirement, so all you have to think about is enjoying life.


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