See how many calories you burn and how many you eat with just three free health apps
Are you looking to lose weight, to gain weight or just to find the perfect balance between exercise and diet? If so, the key figures you should be looking at are the number of calories you burn versus the number of calories you eat and drink during each day.
How to lose weight? Eat fewer calories than you burn. It sounds simple enough, but how do I know how many calories my body is burning each day? And how do I how many calories are in my food and drinks?
Figuring out the numbers might sound tricky. Luckily, there’s now an easy way to automate much of the calorie data collection. All you need is your Apple Watch, the Sports Tracker app and the FatSecret app to track your overall health 24/7.
Track daily activity with Apple Health and Sports Tracker apps
As long as you are wearing your Apple Watch, Apple Health automatically collects your regular activity data including steps and calories burned. It also calculates your cardiovascular fitness level based on your estimated VO2 MAX, which indicates the maximum amount of oxygen your body can utilize during an exercise.
Steps indicate whether or not you are walking enough during the day. For tips on how to walk more, read our blog post on steps counts.
Calories burned on the other is based on your physical measures (height and weight) as well as the heart rate that your Apple Watch tracks.
To easily view steps and calories data and to compare it with previous days, weeks and months, allow Sports Tracker to access your Apple Health data. This way your Sports Tracker diary is filled with all your workouts plus your daily health data. As you complete workouts in any of the over 90 sports that Sports Tracker supports, your workout data will be in the same place – even if you play a sport where you’d rather wear a heart rate belt than your watch.
Sports Tracker is a free and reliable fitness app with GPS tracking. It provides you with accurate data on your workouts – a real must if you want to be specific about your calories and other data. Sports Tracker also provides one single location for all your relevant activity data and displays it in a straight-forward view. It helps you track your workouts while collecting the relevant health data from your daily chores – a full 360 degree view of your activities.
Now that your calorie consumption data is set, let’s have a look at calorie intake and how to measure it.