With around 800,000 apps available in the Apple iTunes App Store and Google Play Store, it is tough to keep track of which are the best. We?ve collected seven of the top health and fitness apps, available for both Android and Apple mobile devices. These apps will help you create healthy habits, track your progress, and stay healthy.
MyFitnessPal.com ? Price: Free
One of the single best apps to use if you want to get healthy and stay that way. MyFitnessPal is a calorie and exercise tracking app with social features, goal setting, and reports. It has won awards from PC Magazine and Wired. The calorie counter includes more than 3 millions foods, so you won?t need to enter data from labels every time you eat. It includes time saving features, like remembering favorite foods, a barcode scanner, and a recipe calculator.
Lose It! ? Price: Free
A popular alternative to MyFitnessPal, Lose It! is also a calorie counter and exercise tracker. However, it creates a weight loss plan for you based on information you enter. Its food database even includes restaurant foods. All foods are verified by the app creators. It also includes a barcode scanner, social sharing and in-app support groups. It integrates with fitness apps, like Map My Run.
WebMD ? Price: Free
What used to be little more than a symptom checker is now an engaging, healthy living app. It includes local listings for doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies. Use a searchable drug and supplement database to read important information, like side effects and warnings. The healthy living section is a daily ?mini-magazine? of rich media that is fully customizable. Share information from the app by email or Facebook and Twitter.
iTriage ? Price: Free
This app is perfect for when symptoms pop up and you?re not sure what they mean or whether to seek medical help. The app was created by two ER doctors and allows you to search symptoms to find possible causes and places for treatment. It can tell you average wait times for many types of medical treatment facilities, pharmacies, and clinics. You can make appointments with providers and check in on your way to the hospital straight from the app.
7 Minute Workout ? Price: Free
This super short workout, also know as the Scientific 7-Minute Workout, is a high-intensity circuit training workout that requires nothing more than your own body. The circuit can be repeated two or three times for a longer workout. Several apps have been created for this workout, so you may want to try a few out. This one allows users to stop, pause, resume, and skip to previous or next. It also allows you to lock screen timeout while the app is running.
Map My Run ? Price: Free; Ad-free version $2.99
Maybe the most popular running app of them all. Map My Run has too many features to list all of them. It syncs with many of the popular fitness devices, like Fitbit and Nike+. It allows GPS route mapping, pace, distance, elevation profile, and voice prompts. You can compete with other runners on local running courses, share your runs on social media, and play music on your device while Map My Run continues running in the background.
Fooducate ? Price: Free
This app lets you scan barcodes or search more than 200,000 food items, see a letter grade for that item, and get suggestions for a healthier choice. It alerts you to unhealthy ingredients in foods and helps you learn which foods are best.