Step Up Your Health Game With The Best Free Health and Fitness Apps

Step Up Your Health Game With The Best Free Health and Fitness Apps
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You probably already have several apps on your mobile device used to communicate or to stay up to date with others.

What about apps that are designed to help you with your health and fitness goals? Whatever your goals may be, I think you’ll find that there is a wealth of health resources available to you.

Here are some of the best free health and fitness apps available:

Calm – The Calm App[1] is available for iOS and Android devices. Calm shows you how to meditate correctly, provides* you with relaxing breathing exercises and teaches you how to relax and get a good night’s sleep.

Charity Miles – The Charity Miles App[2] is available for iOS and Android devices. The app not only helps you to get in shape but also allows you to help others at the same time.

It tracks the distance you walk, jog, run or cycle, then you can choose from over 40 well-known charities to support*, like Stand Up to Cancer, the ALS Foundation, the ASPCA, Autism Speaks and Special Olympics.

Daily Yoga

Daily Yoga – The Daily Yoga App[3] is available for iOS and Android devices. Daily Yoga is perfect for yoga enthusiasts, from beginners to experts. It features over 100 meditation, Pilates, and yoga courses. Healthline named Daily Yoga the Best Yoga App for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Endomondo – The Endomondo App[4] is available for iOS, Android and Windows devices. The app is just like having your own personal trainer right at your fingertips. It allows you to track your workouts, analyze your performance and set fitness goals.

Fitocracy – The Fitocracy App[5] is available for iOS and Android devices. It provides* you with workouts according to your fitness experience level and your fitness goals. With Fitocracy, you can also track your progress and connect with other app members.

Fooducate – The Fooducate App[6] is available for iOS and Android devices. The app helps you keep track of what you eat and how much physical exercise you do. With the app, you can also read dieting suggestions and locate healthy, trending recipes.

Happify – The Happify App[7] is available for iOS and Android devices. The app provides* you with the tools you need to handle your emotional wellbeing. It shows you how to build resilience, overcome negative thoughts and reduce* stress levels.

Overcome Negative Thoughts

Headspace – The Headspace app[8] is available for iOS, Android and Amazon devices. Headspace teaches you how to meditate with their free 10-day course for beginners.

Then, if you enjoy the basic course, you have the option to then subscribe to their monthly package, where you can choose a package that is right for you, including Anxiety, Focus, Motivation, and Relationships.

Healthy Out – The Healthy Out app[9] is available for iOS and Android devices. It allows you to search for local restaurants, or anywhere in the U.S., which features healthy cuisine.

You can search by calories, cuisines or nutritional categories like hearty, healthy, lactose-free, low carb or low calorie.

Lifesum – The Lifesum App[10] is available for iOS and Android devices. Lifesum is your own personalized health and lifestyle guide. With this app, you can choose the diet plan that is right for you, track your meals and workouts, as well as receive daily suggestions.

Track your Fitness Activities

Map My Run – The Map My Run app[11] is available for iOS and Android devices. The app is designed to help you track your fitness activities, using the built-in GPS feature.

Also with the app, you can share your fitness activities with people on your email list, as well as family and friends on Facebook and Twitter. For each activity you do, the app will record calories burned, distance, duration, elevation, pace, and speed.

Motion Traxx – The Motion Traxx App[12] is available for iOS and Android devices. It is designed to give you the motivation you need to help you burn calories, with workouts that are fun, simple and not time-consuming.
Each workout features motivational music and coaching from expert fitness trainers.

Nike + Training Club – The Nike + Training Club App[13] is available for iOS and Android devices. The app provides* you with over 150 workouts featuring Nike athletes and trainers.

Eating Healthy and Exercising

Pact – The Pact App[14] is available for iOS and Android devices. Pact rewards you for eating healthy and exercising more.

You make a weekly commitment goal, choose how much you will pay other Pact users for failing to reach your goal or earn cash if you do reach your goal.

Rise Today – The Rise Today App[15] is available for iOS and Android devices. It helps you find and book local fitness classes, coaching, facilities, sessions, studios, and trainers.
Whether you are looking for a local gym, tennis court or yoga instructor, the Rise Today app has it all right at your fingertips.

Runkeeper – The Runkeeper App[16] is available for iOS and Android devices. This app tracks your fitness activities, helps you set fitness goals, helps you stay motivated and allows you to view your progress.

The app features fitness plans

ShopWell – The ShopWell App[17] is available for iOS and Android devices. ShopWell helps you to create grocery lists that feature healthy foods and provides* you with ingredients and nutritional facts.

SleepBot – The SleepBot App[18] is available for iOS and Android devices. The app is an alarm clock, ambient sound machine and sleep tracker all in one. It is approved by both the National Academy of Engineering and the National Institute of Health.

Strava – The Strava App[19] is available for iOS and Android devices. It allows you to keep track of how far you walk, run or cycle, using GPS technology. It also allows you to share your activity photos with others and allows you to join monthly challenges.

Sworkit Featured

Sworkit – The Sworkit App[20] is available for iOS and Android devices. The app features fitness plans for beginners, intermediate and advanced exercise folks and a large database of workouts, from daily stretches to full body workouts.

By using one or more of the apps listed above, you can help to ensure your health and your fitness is on track.

Whether you are looking to control* your emotional wellbeing, in search of a fitness plan designed just for you, or need help with fitness goals, you are sure to find what you are looking for. The best part is that all the apps listed are free!

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Expert Author : April Stephens (Consumer Health Digest)

Guest post contributed by April Stephens, creator and editor at This Lady Blogs, a global lifestyle community for resources such as health, beauty, and home improvement.