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Time to put down the chips and get moving, and yes, there is an app for that
January 4, 2011 - Art Smith
According to the Center of Disease Control, more than 30 percent of West Virginians are obese. Ohio ranks slightly behind with about 28 percent of the population considered obese.
For many people, the New Year is a great time to start fresh, to finally start to eat right and to shed some of the pounds they have gained through the holidays.
There are a number of web tools designed to help people not only keep track of what they are eating, but also keep track of the exercise they do to help burn off the “fuel” they consume. Here is a sampling of some of the things available.
The site allows you to record what you have eaten as well as how much you have exercised, tracking the difference. Setting it apart from many of the basic calorie counters is the massive amount of support materials available on the site. The SparkTeams on the site are designed to put you in discussion with people facing similar weight loss challenges.
Like many other online tools, there is an app that can be downloaded to whichever smart phone you use.
As with FatSecret.com, Livestrong.com also has an app for the iphone/ipad as well as for users of BlackBerry phones.
Regardless of which site you use, the online tabulation of calories and exercise is a great way of helping you become fit.