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General Fitness Advice Website

Published 11/23/2010 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

LiveStrong is dedicated to bringing valuable information and inspiration to people all over the world. Through the LiveStrong website, users can read through up to date health information, learn about fitness and improve their overall lifestyle. The site includes many helpful resources to not only inform but actually encourage users to live better, healthier lives. Famous athlete Lance Armstrong is a contributor to the site, providing content and advice along with the help of Demand Media. screenshot
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What is the history and popularity of the app?

LiveStrong is based out of Santa Monica, California. Founded by Lance Armstrong and Richard Rosenblatt, the site has been active since March of 2008. It was created out of a partnership between Demand Media and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Today, LiveStrong has received a great deal of publicity and established a strong following. Visitors return to the site to learn about health, fitness, and overcoming the odds. Through the content provided and Lance Armstrong’s touching story, others can find inspiration and come up with a way to improve their lives and their health.

What are the differences to other apps?

LiveStrong is unique for a few reasons. First, the site provides users with a number of resources and relevant information on personal health. These resources can help others to find ways to live better and cope with serious health conditions. The site is also popular because of its association with Lance Armstrong. His story is well known and many people admire his strength and tenacity. Through LiveStrong, Lance can help others find the support and knowledge they need to live better.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The LiveStrong website is professionally designed, using a dramatic yellow and black color scheme that provides the perfect contrast. Full color images appear in the form of changing headers with recent topic highlights. Users can easily begin navigating using the simple navigational links across the top of the homepage. These include fitness, diet and nutrition, tools, inspiration, and calorie tracker. A Google custom search bar is also present so users can find specific content. LiveStrong is also available as an iPhone application from the App Store. Users can find the same well organized, detailed information and tools on their mobile device as they will find on the LiveStrong website.

How does the registration process work?

New visitors can browse the LiveStrong website without creating an account. Those who wish to sign up can do so through an existing Facebook profile by clicking the corresponding link at the top right hand corner of the homepage. Just beside that, users can also find a “Register” link that leads to a traditional sign up form. The form asks for a username, password, first and last name, email address, date of birth, gender and postal code. After entering a Captcha code to verify that the user is not a bot, four check boxes can be used. The first signs the user up for occasional email updates, the second is to opt in to receive special offers. The third adds the user’s email address to the LiveStrong Foundation email newsletter and the fourth must be checked to agree to the site’s terms and conditions.

What does it cost to use the application?

LiveStrong provides users with access to resources and tools for free. Anyone can create an account without paying for the opportunity. LiveStrong is focused on helping people improve their health and lives, so this is definitely a plus. The free membership encourages others to sign up and return to the site or opt into one of the many email updates available through LiveStrong.

Who would you recommend the application to?

LiveStrong is a site that could benefit almost anyone. Health conscious individuals my find the information and tools available more appealing, although anyone can learn from reading content on the site. The free membership price makes it possible for anyone to check out LiveStrong.

  • Read through relevant, up to date health articles
  • Utilize a calorie tracker tool on the site
  • Purchase the iPhone application to access LiveStrong on mobile devices
  • Receive email updates from the site or LiveStrong Foundation
  • Connect and login through an existing Facebook account

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