Modern Health: 3 Get Fit Gizmos

1) DailyMile
This simple, web-based exercise log offers a user-friendly interface. You can share your updates on Facebook and Twitter or use the site to find workout buddies in your area or share your progress with friends. The site also features an optional sync function with Nike+. Likes: Simple interface, great for those seeking social support for their workout goals. Dislikes: Social-networking focus will not appeal to those who want privacy. Price: Free 2) iFitness
The iFitness app for iPhone and iPod Touch illustrates more than 230 exercises along with a variety of pre-programmed workouts. You can use one of the 12 pre-programmed routines, or create your own and log it with this app. The included log stores up to a month's worth of workouts and can export your data to e-mail. Likes: Good photos, lots of workouts and exercises to choose from. Dislikes: Recording your exercises on the tiny touch screen can feel more tedious than pen and paper. Price: $1.99 3) TrainingPeaks
This high-end online tool offers a virtual coach to devise a custom training plan and track your workouts, diet and weight. The site can upload and display exercise data from more than 70 types of devices, such as heart rate monitors and GPS units. The premium version displays maps of your workout routes and provides detailed workout and meal analyses. Likes: Compatible with most pedometers and heart rate monitors and other devices. Dislikes: Full-featured version is expensive. Price: Free for the basic version or $19.95 a month for the premium version For more gizmos that get you physically active check out the LA Times. via healthsetter

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