• Start The New Year Off Healthy With BlackBerry Diet & Exercise Apps

    One week has already passed since the beginning of 2013, and time isn't going to slow down anytime soon. So with that in mind, if health and fitness is on your mind as your 2013 new year's resolutions, read on.

    As long as we have our BlackBerry devices in hand, we may as well be able to use them to our advantage. One way we can do this is toward our own health. That's right, BlackBerry has some great apps to keep you in shape this year. Donny from InsideBB Blog has found a few great health and fitness apps to help you keep those new year's resolutions this year:

    • Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal, LLC: Monitor your food intake and exercise, plus set goals and view progress charts with this mobile app for your BlackBerry smartphone. A media darling, this mobile app has been featured in the news for its database of nearly 2 million foods and more than 350 exercises. And since I spend a good part of my day at my desk, a great bonus is that I can access my profile from the web too.

    • Diet and Calorie Tracker by SparkPeople, Inc.: A major determinate of successful weight management is the setting and meeting of goals. This app excels in the ‘goals’ category, and really plays to the lazy guy in me by providing daily meal plans that keep me tracking towards my objectives. Since I like variety and get bored of the dieter’s ubiquitous chicken breast and grilled veggies, I use this Free Healthy Recipes app, also by SparkPeople, Inc. (FREE), for more than 200,000 dish ideas.

    • Health Meter – Health Tracker Fitness Calculator by Pace MobiTech: This app allows users to quickly calculate their daily caloric needs by measuring BMI (Body Mass Index), BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate), Body Fat and Hip-to-Waste Ratio. Other than my yearly check-up at the doctor or sporadic use of the scale at my gym, I have very little insight into these measurements. Having an app that does the math for me is a great help!

    There are many BlackBerry fitness apps in BlackBerry App World to choose from. Be sure to let us know in the comments below if you have a favorite of your own!

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