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7 Best Running Apps

I  grew up as the daughter of a runner. I’ve been familiar with the sport since I was tiny. However, I never expected satellites and cell phones to become common tools of the trade. My dad had to make sure his wrist watch was fastened and his running shoes were laced before he left for a run. I have to make sure I’ve acquired a satellite signal before I can leave the driveway.

So, I guess it’s safe to say that times have changed. I think they’ve changed for the better though.

With the introduction of smart phones and phone applications, today’s runner can be much more informed. We can literally see our progress, be able to confidently and wisely go for our first run, learn to run faster, and receive coaching all from our little handheld device. There are a plethora of running and fitness applications available. These are just some of the favorites among users.


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5 Favorite Fit Tech Tools to Help You Reach Your Goals

Pamela Hernandez owns Thrive Personal Fitness in Springfield, MO where she focuses on weight training for weight loss. She writes a blog for her web site, www.thrivepersonalfitness.com, sharing vegetarian recipes from her kitchen, exercise strategies, lifestyle tips and stories from her own journey. You can also follow Pamela on Twitter @ThriveFit or pick up more tips on Facebook, www.facebook.com/thrivepersonalfitness.

Some days I feel really lucky to live in the day and age we do. Can you image trying to figure out how many calories are in your lunch or keep yourself entertained while running without modern technology?

I love the fact that I can check out nutritional information online before heading out for a meal or go to YouTube for a quick and easy demo of a new exercise. Technology certainly makes the journey to health and fitness a lot easier.

Of course the problem is deciding which technology to use. There are almost as many apps and online fitness tools as there are diets. You could spend hours exploring each and every one, trying to decide which one has the features you need. Or you could get so overwhelmed with choices that you don’t do anything at all.


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Nike Lets You Run and Raise Money With Donate Japan Campaign

Nike has launched “Donate Japan,” a campaign designed to encourage people to log the kilometers they are running to raise money for the relief efforts in Japan after the March earthquake and tsunami devastated the country.

The way the campaign works is runners make a small donation between $5-25 to the American Red Cross and then use Nike Plus to log as many kilometers of running as you can over the course of 30 days. Many companies and individuals have teamed up with Nike and will donate money for each kilometer you run.

Nike Plus is advanced technology that makes cardiovascular training more enjoyable, competitive, and motivating. The program keeps track of your distance, best times, calories burned, and length of trainings, and also offers integrated online challenges, like “Donate Japan,” where you can compete with friends, family, or strangers all over the world.


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Dr. Oz’s Five Steps to Move It and Lose It

Recently, we shared with your Dr. Oz’s Move It and Lose It 11-week challenge, in which participants  engage via a unique, interactive platform that allows them to stay connected every day for the entire 11 weeks with an elite training team of fitness and nutrition experts. They will answer your questions and keep you motivated along the way.

With the help of Sharecare and Nike, Dr. Oz and company are joining together to provide you with the tools you need to succeed in a complete nutrition, exercise and coaching program created specifically for you to meet your goals, lose the weight and keep it off.

According to Dr. Oz and his pal, Dr. Michael Roizen, there are five steps to make your Move It and Lose It challenge a true weight loss success.
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Dr. Oz Introduces 11 Weeks to Health Program

Dr. Mehmet Oz, better known simply as Dr. Oz, seems to have turned into “America’s Doctor.” Oprah’s authority on health has brought tons of invaluable knowledge to daytime viewers of his show. Last week, Dr. Oz unveiled his new project, the “11 Weeks to Move It and Lose It” program. From the sounds of it, the program is pretty ambitious in its attempts to get people into shape.

Teaming up with Sharecare and the Nike SPARQ Training Network, Dr. Oz is offering an interactive 11-week program. The comprehensive program offers diet and fitness tools and a coaching program to help you meet your weight loss goals, but what really sets this program apart is the daily interaction users have with their elite training team of fitness and nutrition experts.
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