The best apps for your health and fitness

The Best Apps For Your Health And Fitness

You may sometimes forget that getting fit is more important than just working out your bodies. You also need to balance your mental state, get the right amount of sleep, and eat healthily. If you’re ready to completely change your lifestyle, not just your workout routine, check out these great health and fitness apps.

1. Fitbit Coach

This is one of the most popular step trackers on the market, and the companion app doesn’t even require a physical tracker. You can use your iPhone accelerometer and GPS information in conjunction with the Fitbit app to track your steps, distance, calories burned, and more. You can also keep track of your sleep habits, heart rate, and weight with compatible peripherals. You can share your daily workouts with friends and see where you stand in the Fitbit Challenge leaderboards.

Fitbit Coach

2. Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal

You’re told that the average amount of calories we should eat in a day is roughly 2,000. That’s a very general goal, however. MyFitnessPal’s Calorie Counter fine tunes your calories to meet your specific fitness goals account for your workouts and helps you manage your diet to stay on track each day. It also offers a database of more than 5,000,000 foods, connects to most fitness apps, and features a built-in recipe importer that lets you pull and track any recipe from the Web. Not even the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook can do that.

Calorie Counter - MyFitnessPal

3. Headspace

This is a fantastic app for working on this aspect of your well-being. The app guides you through mindfulness and meditation exercises – which can go a long way in helping with conditions like depression and anxiety.It prompts you to meditate every day without getting too irritating.


4. ShopWell

One of the hardest parts of sticking to a healthy eating plan can be actually buying the right food in the first place. ShopWell helps you do that. Just tell the app how you’re trying to live your life and it’ll help you get there.


5. Cardiogram

It shows a detailed graph of your heart rate history, average beats, and works with heart peripherals to add even more helpful information. When your heart rate spikes, you can tag it with whatever you were doing at the moment so you know when you should de-stress, or when you were just exercising.

Cardiogram app

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