The health app I chose to review is MyFitnessPal, an app that tracks food consumption and physical activity. This app serves as a tool to help improve the health of its users by inserting an ideal weight. In return, a caloric restriction equation is provided. I actively used this app for seven days and came up with the following conclusions.
-MyFitnessPal is a free app.
-Has access to nutritional information about almost any food in existence.
-Various stats such as calories, nutrients, macronutrients, and exercise completed.
-MyFitnessPal only counts calories burned during aerobic exercises, not strength training exercises.
-For every homemade meal, each ingredient needs to be individually listed.
-Mainly focuses on caloric intake. Calorie counting is sometimes viewed as not the most efficient way to improve health.
-Consider the various types of lifestyles when creating the restriction equations.
-Also take into consideration the different types of body types (muscle mass, body fat%)
-Offer different ways to monitor food intake besides calorie counting.