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The best apps for actually losing weight

You can do it, and they can help.


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Posted on Mar 22, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 6:18 am CDT


Like many of you, I’m trying to shake off the winter doldrums, so I’ve discovered a few apps that help turn fitness into a quantifiable part of daily life.

My favorite fitness and weight-loss app is Breeze, free on iOS. Breeze is simple: It’s a step counter, based on the idea that you should walk 10,000 steps every day to keep fit. It’s also intelligent and adjusts your daily limit up or down to keep you interested.

Breeze prompts you with notifications if you have done something well, like walking more than usual early in the morning, and it reminds you if you’re behind your daily target. The notifications are cheerfully motivational, and the app’s interface is sleek and easy to use.

Read the full story in the New York Times.

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*First Published: Mar 22, 2015, 8:01 pm CDT