Slam Dunk Your Health Goals with TrackIt

TrackIt

upwaveYeah, yeah, college basketball season is over, but we’re still in awe of the awesomeness of March Madness. If you paid attention to the tournament (who could have missed it? Go UConn!), you might have noticed ads for  TrackIt, a new health charting tool from upwave. Although our brackets busted early, those promos made us smile, because TrackIt is our newest partner in helping you achieve your health goals.

TrackIt is a unique, personalized health tracking system that gathers information from lifestyle apps, social networking sites, and personal fitness devices, and aggregates the data into a single online dashboard, featuring easy-to-read charts and graphs.

TrackIt allows users to set and monitor their activities and behaviors to help achieve life goals, such as losing weight, decreasing stress, increasing happiness, and improving relationships. The best part: TrackIt syncs with the services you’re already using to reach those goals, including Fitbit, Facebook, Twitter, Runkeeper, and now… MyFitnessPal!

But what does that mean, exactly? The company motto sums it up: “When you track it, you can change it.” Let’s say you want to drop 15 pounds. Using TrackIt you can create a 360-degree look at everything you do—from sleeping, to working out, to tweeting about happy hour. The system pulls in your nutrition information from MyFitnessPal and data from other sources, and then turns all of it (yes, even your tweets!) into fun info graphics. You’re then able to easily see patterns, like that spike in calories from those bar snacks, and then make adjustments. And seeing it all in one spot improves your chances of achieving your slim-down goal—bring on the skinny jeans!

OK, who’s ready to slam-dunk some goals with TrackIt and MyFitnessPal?

 

 

Want a Bun in Your Oven? Ovuline Can Help!

Hey all you want-to-be moms and dads, we have a special delivery just for you! MyFitnessPal is very excited to announce the newest additions to our app family: Ovia Fertility and Ovia Pregnancy. Created by Ovuline, these two apps use technology to crunch data and help couples start families and have healthier pregnancies.

Ovia Fertility was designed by Harvard scientists and fertility experts to help women predict precise ovulation dates—you can use it to maximize your fertility efforts and get that baby made! In fact, couples using Ovia Fertility conceive up to three times faster than the national average.

After you see a plus sign on the plastic stick, Ovia Pregnancy can provide you with personal insight based on your unique data. Not sure how much pregnancy weight gain is healthy for you? Have concerns about which foods to avoid? Ovia Pregnancy measures your individual health and lifestyle data against clinical guidelines, and takes your personal goals into account, to provide expert-driven, real-time feedback on your pregnancy nutrition, fitness, and symptoms. It all adds up to a healthier, happier nine months!

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Becoming a parent is stressful enough, so MyFitnessPal takes some of the pressure off you by synching with Ovuline to provide weight and workout information directly to your Ovia Fertility and Ovia Pregnancy apps, ensuring the most accurate inputs for their algorithms. You’ll be able to see your MyFitnessPal data in three places within Ovia Fertility and Ovia Pregnancy—on the Timeline (your newsfeed), Daily Summary (your daily log of user data), and Trends (your personal charts) pages.

This integration will initially be available on iOS. To download the Ovia Fertility and Ovia Pregnancy apps now, visit the App Store. We wish you all the best in your journey towards parenthood!

Stay active with Pacer!

We’re happy to say that Pacer is the latest partner in MyFitnessPal’s growing ecosystem of fitness app and device partners. Pacer is a mobile fitness application that quantifies your personal fitness in real-time and helps you take control of your health. It offers automatic, comprehensive activity tracking; it also records your weight and blood pressure and correlates these vitals with your daily activity. Pacer enables you to track your metrics against standards provided by the World Health Organization, American Heart Association and President’s Fitness Council.

Through this partnership with MyFitnessPal, body weight logs, cardio exercises (including exercise type, calories burned, and exercise duration), and daily expenditure of calories tracked with Pacer will automatically sync to your diary! The combination of MyFitnessPal and Pacer gives you the tools to lead a long, healthy life.

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The Pacer app is iOS-compatible and requires iOS 6.0 or later, so it’s easy to track your data and analyze it whenever, wherever. Go to the MyFitnessPal App Gallery now to download and connect the Pacer app to your MyFitnessPal account!

MyFitnessPal Joins the Challenge

Here at MyFitnessPal, we know that leading a healthier lifestyle is a process – 544366_10152551450230467_1925265650_nit takes patience and practice to develop new habits. It also requires awareness and knowledge of what you’re actually eating and doing (or not doing, as the case may be). That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that we’re partnering with the Obesity Action Coalition’s Your Weight Matters campaign. Through Your Weight Matters, we’re challenging all Americans to learn how weight impacts health, measure their weight and start a healthy discussion with their healthcare provider. By taking the pledge, OAC will share tips, tricks, and questions to help you learn more about weight, nutrition, exercise, and working with your doctor to ensure you’re on track to accomplish your weight-loss goals in a healthy manner.

Visit www.YourWeightMatters.org for more information and use the hashtag #YourWeightMatters when you take the pledge! We’re so proud to be a part of the journey so many of you have begun towards a healthier lifestyle, and we want to continue to provide the best resources and tools available.

We’d like to encourage those of you in our community who are trying to lose weight to join the Coalition and take the Your Weight Matters pledge. By taking the pledge, you’ll receive the free campaign toolkit to help you talk to your healthcare professional and learn everything you need to know about losing weight safely. With these new resources and MyFitnessPal at your fingertips, we hope you’ll continue to be inspired to achieve your goals.

Make your workouts your own with FitStar

MyFitnessPal and FitStar have teamed up to create a more comprehensive health ecosystem to help you stay motivated and challenged in your quest to get and stay in great shape. FitStar transforms your iPad/iPhone into a personal trainer, by using data about your body to create custom exercise routines you can actually accomplish. You can follow along with expert instruction from high-profile trainers like Tony Gonzalez as FitStar continues to adjust future workouts based on your evolving ability and performance.

By syncing your FitStar account with MyFitnessPal, you can track your progress and calories burned within MyFitnessPal to get a more complete picture of your health!

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The app is available on iTunes for free. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and is optimized for iPhone 5.

Want to connect FitStar to your MyFitnessPal account? Simply click here to download, register, and/or connect our services.