Fitness apps to monitor your health now on Windows phone

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Alarming statistics from the Kenya Diabetes Management and Information Centre (DMI) last year indicates that one out of 10 Kenyans is diabetic, causing worry given the rise in behavioural changes among Kenyans, particularly indulging in unhealthy eating habits, little or no physical activity, smoking and excessive alcohol drinking. These figures could even be higher considering that many people have never been tested for the disease.

Simple solutions to live a healthy lifestyle and track it via your mobile device can be found on your Lumia, some apps available on the store include the following:

Fitbit Free  on Windows 8.1, the recently updated Fitbit app brings you even more features than before, with no band required! Fitbit tracks your activity, diet, body and sleep to help you reach your fitness goals, and now includes Challenges and MobileTrack features for friendly competition with up to 10 friends or family members as well as bandless tracking by enabling motion data on your Lumia.

Run Rabbit Run A SensorCore experience designed to get you moving and keep you motivated. Adopt a rabbit and complete a minimum number of steps a day to keep your rabbit healthy. The further you walk the more carrots you earn to spend in the costume shop or earn lives to play the game and escape the foxes to collect even more carrots. Run Rabbit Run.

Track Runner Track your run, analyze your performance, and train smarter with intervals. The award-winning Track Runner app is packed with run-centric features and is completely free. The app tracks your heart rate so you can train in the right zone, provides interval workouts, and analyzes your stride rate.

Misfit The Misfit app, along with the Shine fitness and sleep tracker, inspires you to live an active life. Wear Shine anywhere on your body and it automatically tracks your activity and sleep. Discover your daily activity and set goals to improve your life. With wireless syncing you’ll spend less time plugging in and more time moving.

Bing Health and Fitness Includes calorie, step and GPS activity tracking, workout videos, symptom checker and great articles from trusted sources to help you stay healthy and fit. Set your daily calorie goal, record what you eat and get nutritional information for over 300,000 foods, as well as choose from hundreds of workouts and exercises with step-by-step instructions, photos and videos.

Adidas miCoach Train & Run Turn your phone into a personal coach; your smart running companion, using GPS and real-time voice coaching to pace you through your exercise, regardless of whether you’re indoors or outside. In addition, get access to hundreds of strength & flex exercises to achieve your fitness goals.

LEKI Trek and Ski With full pedometer support, LEKI Trek and Ski can track a variety of sporting activities, including hiking, walking, skiing and cross-country skiing. The app also includes an action photography feature for active sports, as well as social sharing options for when you’ve completed your exercises.

Active Fitness Active Fitness is a fitness, health and activities tracking app and social network of more than a million users. Also includes new interval training and a pedometer using SensorCore on Windows Phone 8.1.

Runtastic Your ideal fitness tracking app for all outdoor (running, walking, hiking, and biking) and indoor (treadmill, cardio, yoga, and weight lifting) health & fitness activities! Track your sports and fitness activities, boost motivation, burn more calories, achieve greater results and exceed your goals with Runtastic.

Gym Pocket Guide Powered by Bodybuilding.com, Gym Pocket Guide is your own personal workout encyclopedia in your pocket. Lose fat, build muscle or find some new exercises. No matter your goal, Gym Pocket Guide will help you improve your fitness with 100+ exercises and stretches all accompanied with high quality images, videos and step-by-step guides.

Bodbot  A personal trainer, nutritionist and coach, all in one. The app personalizes your exercise and nutrition to you by tailoring to your goals, schedule, equipment and exercise history (including strength and fitness, as well as flexibility and posture), and adapts based on your progress.

Fit Buddy Make it easy and fun to track steps, distance, calories, and active time, helping you reach your fitness goals. You’ll get real-time access to your progress and reminders throughout the day by utilizing SensorCore on your Lumia phone. Gain insights into your fitness trends and share your activity on Facebook.

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