Top 10 Health & Fitness Apps You Need to Succeed In 2020

top 10 health & fitness iOS apps for a successful 2020

How many hours per day are you spending on your phone right now? If you’re anything like us it’s a lot! So why not take it from countless hours per month spent on social media and puzzle games, to some quality “me time”, improving your health and increasing your weight loss accountability. YES, we do believe “there’s an app for everything,” especially for health & fitness.

So here’s our list of the best weight-loss apps for iOS, whether we’re talking about fitness & workouts, diet, calories, or tracking your journey.

1. Fitbit: All-in-one Wearable & App

One way to shed pounds is by keeping track of your exercise habits with a wearable activity tracker.

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BJ dropped 44lbs in 8 weeks to be more in shape for his 9 kids

BJ before and after losing 44 lbs

At 44 years old, BJ decided to improve his life and be there for his family for as long as he possibly can. He started by fasting, cutting sugar and sodas, and exercising – and he lost over 44 lbs in just 8 weeks. 

  • Where do you live? USA, Blackfoot Idaho
  • What do you do for work/career? Counselor for an adolescent unit of a psychiatric hospital
  • Anything else you’d like to share? I’m 44 yo and married for the 2nd time. Between my wife and I, we have 9 kids, so we stay pretty busy that way.

Tell us about your lifestyle before you decided to make a change

I guess I could say about myself that I’m a yo-yo dieter, as my weight has always been an issue, throughout my whole life. I’ll lose weight through a diet and then I’ll gain again. On the good side, I’ve always been the type that exercised. 

At one point I admit I might have thought I could even exercise my way out of poor nutrition. 

But once I hit my 40s that no longer worked. I also had a surgery a few years ago that really slowed me down and after that, I gained even more weight.

I guess the starting point was after I went on a little trip to Yellowstone National Park, a while back. I remember when I got back I weighed. 

326 lbs. Most I had ever weighed. 

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14 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Photo of a thanks giving table

(Last Updated On: November 26, 2019)

Perfect roast turkey, cornbread, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie 🤤… It’s absolutely normal to want to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with our loved ones, but it can lead to negative or conflicting feelings for those of us on a weight loss journey.

You definitely shouldn’t miss out on important traditions or feel deprived, but it can be really helpful to consider the potential challenges ahead of time and make a plan for the big day.

Think about it a few days ahead. Is it better for you to make a light, alternative version to the dinner? Would your family enjoy some little adjustments to the traditional recipes? Or are you going to make a deal with yourself that enjoying a big Thanksgiving meal doesn’t mean your diet is broken forever?

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What about a NEAT way to boost your fat loss?

4 ways to boost your fat loss with NEAT

You probably know the basic idea of losing weight: eat less & exercise more. At the beginning of your weight loss journey, you will find that the weight will come off quickly. But then your weight loss might stall even though you are still eating healthy and hitting the gym 3-5 times a week. How to overcome it? The answer might be NEAT. 

NEAT stands for Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis.

This is a fancy, scientific name for the movement you do when you’re not exercising. Think of everyday stuff you do while living your life, like walking, fidgeting, typing, and cleaning. That is NEAT.

While these activities might seem inconsequential, they burn calories that add up quickly. And those burned calories can make a big difference in your quest to lose weight. 

You must burn an extra 3500 calories in a week to lose one pound of fat.

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One year change: I gave up alcohol and lost 56 lbs

Owen gave up alcohol completely and lost 56 lbs in one year

Having that trigger moment to get you back on track and take control over your life doesn’t happen to everyone. At the age of 50, Owen kicked a 34-year-old booze habit, lost 56 lbs (from 203lbs to 147lbs), and even made a career change.

  • Where are you from? The UK.
  • What do you do for work/career? I used to be in IT and have switched to Health and Wellbeing.
  • What are your hobbies or interests? FITNESS !!

Tell us about your lifestyle before you decided to make a change

I was always someone who would often have too many drinks and this came of course with the usual overweight. I thought I was just doing the same as everyone else, but I was really pushing that bit further and having more drinks than others. I was always the one who wanted to stay later and have that 2nd, 3rd, 4th bottle! 

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Trouble keeping on track with your weight-loss journey? What about a buddy to go with that?

An accountability buddy can help you succeed in your weight-loss journey

If you struggle staying on plan sometimes then an accountability buddy could be just what you need. In this article we’ll cover the who, why, when and where of finding someone to help you stay on track during your weight-loss journey.

They are not a colleague, nor necessarily a lifelong friend (although they may turn into one), they are the friend and guardian of your weight-loss journey.

It could possibly be even the best decision you’ll ever make for your weight-loss journey.

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Over 3800 people have hit their weight-loss target with Progress

Lewis Smith - founder & developer of The Progress App - weight-loss tracking app

Can a weight loss journey change a life? We think it can and in more than one way. Lewis Smith, the owner & developer of Progress has learned this on his own, so we wanted to share with you his story and the story of Progress. A full profile on weight loss, diet and how to turn a goal into a new way of life, while also promoting a healthier lifestyle.

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Survive the Easter egg hunt – weight-loss tips

Easter egg hunt

Easter is coming (pun intended), and we all know what that means for those of us trying to lose weight. Temptation! Countless chocolate bunnies and towers of marshmallow chicks everywhere 😅.

With so many delicious treats, the kids’ Easter eggs hunt coming up, together with that glazed ham sitting in your pantry and staring at you right in the face, one might get a bit anxious when thinking about how to stay true to our progress so far.

We wanted to give you a bit more ammo this Easter, so we put together a list of tips on how to make the best of the holiday if you’re on a weight loss journey. Plus, to show you how other people will be doing it, we’ve asked some of our friends in the Progress Accountability fb group to share with us their plans.

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