10 Best Apps for Your Overall Health
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Maintaining a balanced lifestyle that includes working out, eating fruits and vegetables , and finding time to meditate is harder than it seems. That’s why there are hundreds of apps that claim to make all this easy.
We’ve sorted the top health apps to find the best options to track your diet, work out, and feel happier overall.
You may not eat perfectly every day, but you can download the tools and support you need for a healthy mind and body. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 1 MyFitnessPal MyFitnessPal
MyFitnessPal is one of the best food tracking apps available. The food diary includes an easy-to-use database that offers nutrition information for millions of different foods, including restaurant meals. Whether your aim is to lose weight or gain muscle, MyFitnessPal offers a detailed view of what you’re eating.
Available on iOS and Android 2 Headspace Headspace
Health is more than just what you eat or how often you hit the gym. Research shows that meditation may help reduce stress and improve overall happiness. . The Headspace app offers a variety of mini guided meditation sessions, including those aimed to help you sleep, relieve anxiety, and manage stress.
Available on iOS and Android 3 Fitplan Fitplan
Workout with a personal trainer, for a fraction of the cost, with Fitplan. The app offers step-by-step training from professional trainers and athletes, like A-Rod and Ryan Lochte. Choose your plan based on goals, like weight loss, or by trainer.
Available on iOS and Android . 4 SleepCycle SleepCycle
Sleep plays a crucial role in good health throughout life. If you don’t get enough sleep every night, your body will have a hard time healing and repairing heart and blood vessels, balancing your hormones, and maintaining your blood sugar levels ( among many other issues ). Sleep Cycle tracks your quality of sleep, as well as your sleeping heart rate. But its most unique feature is that it wakes you up during your lightest sleep phase in the morning, making you feel well-rested and ready to tackle the day.
Available here for iOS and Android. 5 Aaptiv Aaptiv
Aaptiv offers 30 new classes each week, and more than 2,500 classes overall. They aim to give users the same experience of a boutique fitness class–from the comforts of your home, outdoors, or at the gym. Disciplines include stretching, running, strength training and yoga.
Available on iOS and Android . 6 Charity Miles Charity Miles
Giving back and feeling like you’re contributing to a larger cause is good for your overall health. Charity Miles helps motivate you to get moving while simultaneously making an impact. The free app asks what charity you’d like to donate to, and with each mile you walk, run, or bike, you help earn the chosen charity earn money. (The donated funds come from corporate sponsors.)
Available here on IOS and Android. 7 Fooducate Fooducate/iTunes
Fooducate makes it easy to eat a balanced and healthy diet. As the app’s name suggests, its goal is to teach you about the products you buy at the grocery store. Just scan over 250,000 barcodes to see a personalized nutrition grade, learn about the pros and cons of the product, and choose the healthiest option.
Available here on iOS and Android. 8 8Fit 8Fit
Skip the gym with 8fit, which creates customizable exercise programs and meal plans. If you don’t want a gym membership or if you’re always on the go, these HIIT workouts will keep you in shape without taking up too much of your time.
Available here on IOS and Android. 9 Happify Happify
Stress has been linked to the six leading causes of death : heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, and suicide. Happify builds on a huge body of research about mental health to help users overcome stress and negative thoughts and build better emotional health and resilience.
Download here for free. 10 HealthTap HealthTap
Instead of turning to Google when you have a strange ache or pain, pose your question to a database of real doctors using HealthTap. This app enables patients to take action by connecting them with a physician to answer any health-related query. The doctors will give real and actionable advice to help you feel better as soon as possible without necessitating a trip to the doctor’s office.
Download here for free. Melissa Matthews Health Writer Melissa Matthews is the health writer at MensHealth.com and has written for Newsweek, Men’s Fitness, Inc. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below