My Tools

You’re only as efficient as the tools you use. This saying is true in just about anything you’re trying to accomplish. For me, I spent a great deal of time looking for the perfect combination of what I am trying to accomplish health-wise. These are the tools I use on a regular basis.

MyFitnessPal.com – MichaelBrockbank98
MyFitnessPal has a great database for tracking food, exercise and meeting new people. All users get a miniature blog they can use to write about their experiences. MyFitnessPal also allows you to create your own private recipes for food while helping you track the nutritional value of your creations. I’ve met quite a few people so far, and I like how this system integrates with everything else I am doing.

Exercise.com – Archangel76
Once called WeightTraining.com, this website is full of information regarding exercises and weights. Exercise.com is essentially a one-stop location for healthy development with the added bonus of being able to connect with professional trainers. It connects to MyFitnessPal in order to track my calorie burn and activities in real-time.

RunKeeper – Archangel76
RunKeeper is an app for mobile devices that tracks your movement by GPS location. It can track running, walking, riding, swimming and even rolling if you’re in a wheelchair. RunKeeper is another one that will let you set goals for getting more cardio exercise. There is a huge list of activities and is quite accurate when it comes to movement and speed. This one also integrates will all my other apps.

Fitbit Charge HR – Archangel
My Fitbit Charge HR is probably one of the most prominent tools in my collection. It tracks steps, heart rate, calories burnt, stairs and is integrated with MyFitnessPal. As I can charge my Fitbit Charge HR on my computer or through a power socket, I can keep it activated regardless of where I am. The website dashboard is quite elaborate, and you can set personal goals in many categories.

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