SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/16/13 -- MyFitnessPal, the leading free personal health and fitness system, today announced its collective community has lost more than 100 million pounds. MyFitnessPal has made it easier than ever for their more than 40 million members to regularly track their caloric input and output, along with physical activity, giving users a greater likelihood of achieving their personal lifestyle goals.
"We are amazed by the success of our users and their dedication to a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle," said Mike Lee, Co-Founder of MyFitnessPal. "It's rewarding to know that we've helped so many people set and achieve their personal health and fitness goals, whether that means losing weight, training for a marathon, or lowering their cholesterol."
Other notable statistics surrounding the MyFitnessPal community's user habits and routines include:
•MyFitnessPal members have sweated through 17.2 billion minutes -- or 32,000 years -- of cardio.
•Walking and running are among MyFitnessPal members' top three exercises. In fact, members have walked a total of 263 million miles and run 132 million miles, which is equivalent to travelling to the moon and back more than 1,500 times.
•Users are also improving their daily habits. Since using the platform:
•94% more frequently eat smaller portions •89% more frequently eat nutritious foods •63% more frequently cook at home •78% more frequently work out
•In all, members have burned a staggering 125 billion calories, which is equivalent to a 150-pound person running 10mph for 14,000 years.
Additional statistics and helpful tips for reaching your fitness goals can be found in the corresponding infographic here: www.myfitnesspal.com/100millionpounds
MyFitnessPal makes good health attainable and sustainable for everyone. Powered by more than 40 million people, MyFitnessPal is the leading free resource to take charge of daily health. Partnering with top brands -- including Fitbit, Jawbone UP, RunKeeper, Runtastic, and Withings -- and featuring a database of over 3 million foods, MyFitnessPal provides real-time nutrition and fitness tracking, insights and community support. MyFitnessPal's free and easy to use technology works seamlessly across Android, iOS, Blackberry, Kindle and Windows apps, in addition to the web. MyFitnessPal is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. For more information, visit http://www.myfitnesspal.com/.
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