It’s too late for you to get the call for a place in your 2018 World Cup national squad of choice. Sorry to break the news. However, it’s not too late to trim down a bit if watching world-class athletes as you hold a beer for a solid month is going to dent your self esteem. You’ll need some will power, and a willingness to occasionally trade-in greasy fries for some greens will help too. But apps can help out as well. These are some of our favorite apps for getting your health game in order. LifesumThis isn’t an app to open as you put on your unloved trainers for that run you’ve promised you’d do all year. Lifesum is an all-round health monitoring app, focused on recording what you eat and drink. There’s a barcode scanner to record exactly the stuff you shovel in, or you can log it using Lifesum’s fairly comprehensive database. Rather than just showing calories, you’ll see the grams of carbs, protein and fat … [Read more...] about Get match fit: the best apps for working out ahead of World Cup 2018
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caption Josh Rosen’s willingness to speak his mind has alienated some NFL scouts and pundits. source Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images Josh Rosen says his goal right now is to be the best NFL quarterback he can be. Some scouts and pundits have said Rosen is too opinionated and has too many outside interests to be an NFL quarterback. Rosen says he understands there is a time and place for speaking his mind, but ultimately that he wi lll not just “shut up and throw.” One of the biggest lightning rods in this year’s NFL Draft is UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, who is seen by some NFL scouts and commentators as being too opinionated – or too much of a millennial, in the words of his former coach – to be a franchise quarterback. But in a recent interview for for ESPN the Magazine, Rosen pushed back against that notion, saying, ” Right now, I want to be the best QB … [Read more...] about One of the top QBs in the draft explains why he is not too millennial for the NFL
Everyone can agree that working out is an essential part of having a longer, healthier, and ultimately more enjoyable life. However, the reality of today is that many of us lead a sedentary lifestyle, as we're no longer required to move that much in order to survive. We satisfy most of our daily needs by staring at our phones and computers, and while no one can deny the advantages of technology, this modern convenience is certainly not doing any favors to one's health. Yes, we're not saying anything you haven't probably heard already, and getting into the whole exercise thing can be a very daunting task for a beginner. Still, the same technology that's keeping you from working out can be used to get you off the couch and into shape. This is exactly what we have for you today: 5 apps for iOS and Android that will help you make good on that New Year's resolution, get those six-pack abs you've always dreamed of, and most importantly – inspire you to become a better version of … [Read more...] about Get off the couch and into shape with these 5 workout and exercise apps!
In January of this year, I decided I would complete a half-marathon. I would push my body to the limit and be reborn as my best self. For months, I woke up at 6 to run before work, motivated by the promise of sweet endorphins and even-sweeter self-righteousness. But then the winter wore on, and I gained some weight, and now I’m back to 5Ks instead. In my quest to return to former glory, I redownloaded the “couch to half-marathon” app and spent $100 on a pair of New Balance shoes. I became interested in a genetic-testing kit that promised to provide the information I needed to complete 13.1 miles once and for all. Genetic testing for wellness seems like a natural choice for someone like me. I still wear my Fitbit every day two years after getting it, making me one of the few and the proud that have stuck with their device for longer than six months. I own a smart scale and a running watch; I track calories and read training forums. But the forum advice is general, … [Read more...] about I paid $300 for DNA-based fitness advice and all I got was junk science
Wherever you are on your running journey – from idly thinking about starting to eating marathons for breakfast – sometimes motivating yourself to lace up your trainers and just run can be the hardest part, so we’ve collated our top list of apps that can give you the digital prod you’re after.And we’re well aware that there are hundreds of articles promising the same thing as we are right now, listing the best apps on the market to get you running.But here at TechRadar we’re in love with running, taking to the streets daily to stretch our legs, so we’ve curated a list of our favorite apps to make pounding the pavement an enjoyable and sustainable part of your life.And there’s good reason to do so too.“The use of apps is increasingly becoming a part of how we monitor and review training, [giving] runners a detailed picture of their training and racing around a wide range of performance variables,” says Tom Craggs, running coach … [Read more...] about 5 brilliant running apps to take the hassle out of getting fit