3 Great Health & Fitness Apps for Staying Fit

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Over the past few years, health and fitness apps have skyrocketed in popularity. According to a recent report from Flurry, health and fitness apps rose 62 percent in daily usage, compared to all apps that only grew 33 percent.  The huge growth of fitness apps can be partly attributed to the rise of wearable fitness trackers, such as Fitbit and Jawbone. Nonetheless, these apps are an easy and convenient way for people to track their workouts and meals, monitor their progress, and push themselves to accomplish their goals.

If you’re new to the fitness app craze, try out one of these leading apps:

FitClick Talk-to-Track

Count calories with ease with the Fit-Click Talk-to-Track calorie counting app. With this app, you can count calories simply by talking into your phone. It eliminates the hassle of typing in food names, searching for foods, reading through long lists of food choices and entering quantities eaten. All you have to do is push your keyboard microphone and say what you ate for each meal, and then the app will count your calories, as well as your daily intake of carbs, fat, protein and fiber. The app is free and available for Android and iOS.

Hot5 Fitness

With the Hot5 Fitness app, you can use your phone to do a quick, intense, 5-minute workout wherever you are. The app offers tons of 5-minute workout videos led by the industry’s leading trainers. Whether you want to get in a quick yoga session before work or need a short and intense core workout after a run, the app has something for everyone. It has all kinds of workout videos for every difficulty level.  The app is available for iOS and free for limited use and $2.99/month for unlimited access.

MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal is a helpful app for those who are trying to lose weight and need an extra push to meet their goals. This app tracks your fitness and nutrition intake and acts as a virtual workout buddy.  The app will remind you to run an extra 10 minutes or snack on an apple rather than a bag of chips. The app is free for iOS and Android users and can sync with other fitness apps.

To get the most out of your workouts, utilize these great apps and shop for fitness clothes online at ShoppingBlitz.com.

 

The 5 Best Online Shopping Search Engines

Since a brand new year has excitingly began, there’s no better time to check out great online shopping deals for any occasion. Obviously, it’s important to get the best deal possible when shopping online. Whether you’re looking for those new shoes your daughter has been asking for, or that hot new video game your son can’t wait to get his hands on, or even a great new outfit for yourself for date night, it’s important to know where you will get the best bang for your buck. It makes all the difference in the world getting those shoes and clothes online for the best possible prices. So we’ve narrowed down the top five most popular price comparison websites to help you get through the new year with just a little more in your wallet:

  1. Google Shopping: Google Shopping is probably the largest and best known comparison shopping engine. Products submitted to Google Shopping will also be displayed on standard Google search results and are integrated with Google’s pay-per-click plaonline shoppingtform, Adwords.
  2. Nextag: Nextag has been in operation since 1999 and has as many as 30 million visitors each month. Nextag is consistently a top performer for traffic and conversions on CPC Strategy’s quarterly review of leading CSE’s. You can list products, event tickets, real estate, and even travel bookings.
  3. Price Grabber: In addition to presenting products on its site, PriceGrabber has a market research tool, Market Report, that allows retailers to track consumer purchase and product pricing trends. When you list your products on PriceGrabber, you’ll also be listed on Yahoo Shopping which is a nice added bonus.
  4. Shopping.com: Shopping.com is part of eBay’s family of companies and is another great channel for merchants to put their products in front of perspective buyers. Shopping.com also partners with The Find, another CSE on this list.
  5. Shopzilla: With about 40 million month visitors and a pedigree dating back to 1996, Shopzilla is one of the best choices for ecommerce merchants looking for some extra sales. This comparison shopping engine has an impressive 100+ million products listed.

Online shopping is one of the most important aspects of any season. There’s no better place than ShoppingBlitz.com for all your online shopping needs. Shopping Blitz is your one-stop shop for the best selection of shoes, clothes, accessories, and lifestyle products online. We carry over 350 of the world’s best brands, including Under Armour, Columbia, Adidas, Capezio, Camelbak, Clarks, UGG, Kenneth Cole, and much more. At Shopping Blitz, you’ll receive the most affordable prices, fastest delivery, and unsurpassed customer service.

 

Zombies As Motivation?

We are now well into the new year and resolutions are beginning to lag. It’s always the same. The start of January brings with it a fervor for everything health and fitness. By the time February and the dregs of winter hit, we are back to our chips and couch-surfing. What if instead of the same old a wrench was thrown into the mix?

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A wrench in the form of a blood-thirsty, undead motivation like no other. Enter Race Yourself a new application for Google Glass, which adds a virtual reality element to exercise. The visual stimulation is meant to push you harder and faster, as you race yourself, friends and of course a pesky zombie or two. Race Yourself is currently available for pre-order.

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Google is not the only company getting into the Zombie race.  Zombies, Run! is a new app available for iPhones and soon for Androids. A narrator talks you through missions in order to survive a zombie apocalypse. Beyond just motivation, this app puts you smack in the middle of the story. The game continues even when the exercise is over. Users are encouraged to log in when they get home and assign items to different buildings as they map out their next run. As more missions are completed and your base grows, more of the story is revealed. So instead of the zombies in your line of sight, they are forever chasing behind you. Talk about motivation!