The Best Health and Fitness Apps

So how are those resolutions going? By this time of the year, most people have given up on their resolutions. It happens, we’re all human, and no one is perfect, but something I don’t think you should give up on is living a healthy lifestyle. There are so many apps out there to help motivate and keep us on track. Below are some of the best health and fitness apps that help me stay on track.

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1. My Fitness Pal (iPhone Android)

I use this app every day to track what I eat and how much water I drink. I don’t actually use it to count calories since my goal isn’t to lose weight, but I like to stay accountable. Entering every single thing I eat, including that cookie or donut will make me think twice if I’ve already treated myself that day. Before using this app, I figured I was drinking enough water every day, but it turns out I was only drinking 20 ounces. Now I’m up to 42 ounces give or take a day.

2Fitbit (iPhone Android)

I’ve gone from a Fitbit Flex to a Garmin VivoFit back to Fitbit. Now I have a Fitbit Charge 2 and I love the updates to their app since I last had a Fitbit. My steps, workouts and sleeping habits are all logged in the app. One of my health goals has been to walk more during the day. Working a 9-5 and sitting in a cubicle can make it hard to stay active. I like being able to see throughout the day how many steps I’ve done. The app even tracks your heart rate and estimates how fit you are based on resting and active heart rates.

3. Peloton Cycle (iPhone/iPad only)

I can’t get enough of Peloton Cycle. Spin classes are my favorite, and I love the flexibility of being able to do them from home. Not having to schlep to a gym everyday relieves a lot of stress for me. I can squeeze in on of their on-demand classes whenever I want or do a live class right from the comfort of my living room. Yes, you have to have an indoor bike to use this app, but it’s so worth it. Recently, Peloton added other workouts to their app like toning, stretching, warm-ups, yoga and so much more. I’ve shared my love of Peloton Cycle before here.

4. Fooducate (iPhone Android)

The Food Finder option on this app lets you scan barcodes of any food product and rates it on a scale of A – D and tells you why the product got the rating it did. If a food product has questionable ingredients the app lets you know! The app even shows you better alternatives. I use the free version, but they have some paid options that get even more in depth.

5. Yoga Studio (iPhone Android)

Yoga is not my favorite workout. It’s actually probably one of my least favorites, but I try to do a little bit of yoga once a week to balance the spin and toning workouts I normally do. I like this app because they have a wide range of options including beginner options. I like to work on my flexibility and there are options for that too.

These are my favorite go-to apps that I use the most often. With these health and fitness apps, it’s pretty easy to stay on track. None of us are perfect, but every single one of these apps makes it easier to stay mindful and motivated about our health and squeeze in a few minutes of activity every day.
What are your favorite health and fitness apps?

 

This post is not meant to be a substitute for informed medical advice from a doctor. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.




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53 Comments

  1. Penniless Prairie Girl wrote:

    Great post! I had never heard of Fooducate before but I have decided to download it! I am trying to make more informed food choices and I think this app with be a huge help!

    Posted 2.6.17 Reply
  2. Chelsea wrote:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE MyFitnessPal!!! It’s my staple.

    Posted 2.6.17 Reply
  3. Leanna wrote:

    Thanks for sharing these! I am definitely going to check out that Yoga Studio one. I’m not a huge fan of yoga either but it’s a great workout so I try to keep up with it.

    Posted 2.6.17 Reply
  4. marymakeup wrote:

    I don’t know some of the fitness apps in your list. Will have a look at Fooducate and Yoga Studio ones. I love yoga 😉

    Posted 2.6.17 Reply
  5. Sounds wrote:

    I absolutely love the fitbit and MyFitness pal apps they certainly helped me in my fitness journey.

    Posted 2.6.17 Reply
  6. Love My Fitness Pal, I’ll have to check the others out.

    Posted 2.6.17 Reply
  7. Marcie wrote:

    Both my husband and I had fitbits when they first came out and it was fun for awhile. Now my husband just uses the app and anytime we travel, I’m always asking him how many steps we’ve done!

    Posted 2.7.17 Reply
  8. I need to check out these lol I am terrible about staying motivates and staying on track.

    Posted 2.7.17 Reply
  9. CoCo wrote:

    I’ve been dying to get a Peloton bike, but I didn’t know you could have access to the workouts without the bike. I will definitely look into the app!

    Posted 2.7.17 Reply
  10. desperatemamas wrote:

    This is great. I had no idea there were so many apps about health and fitness. I guess my daily workout is running after my daughter lol
    I have to admit though that Fooducate is super interesting. Does it work on baby food too?

    Posted 2.7.17 Reply
  11. theclutterboxblog wrote:

    Fooducate sounds so interesting, I’ll have to download it and try it out. I use Myfitnesspal daily and fitbit occasionally, when I remember to wear it!

    Posted 2.7.17 Reply
  12. Jaimie wrote:

    I have actually tried all of these apps and love them all! My Fitness Pal is my favorited app when it comes to keeping track of what I eat during the day

    Posted 2.7.17 Reply
  13. Mandy @ A Cupful of Carters wrote:

    I have never tried any of these apps. I have tried a few but I am really bad about updating my progress

    Posted 2.7.17 Reply
  14. missy35000 wrote:

    My Fitness Pal is the bomb- it’s best fitness and food tracking app I have ever used. Fascinated with Fooducate- can’t wait to try it!

    Posted 2.7.17 Reply
  15. Emma wrote:

    My s4 came with a fitness app, and when I use it; it’s awesome. But I am so terrible about being consistent.

    Posted 2.7.17 Reply
  16. I seriously need to try some of these apps!

    Posted 2.7.17 Reply
  17. Love My Fitness Pal. I used it for years and years, until I stopped. I needed space on my phone for some other app for my daughter to play before she had her phone, and I hit uninstall. She has a phone now to play her games on, I really need to reinstall that one! I also love the Jawbone app. It works with My Fitness Pal, if you have certain Jawbones.

    Posted 2.7.17 Reply
  18. I just got a Fitbit 2 days ago so I’ve been getting to know the app and I am loving it so far! I will have to check out My Fitness Pal too!

    Posted 2.7.17 Reply
  19. Debra wrote:

    I need to get on an exercise program, I have really fallen off the exercise bandwagon lately.

    Posted 2.7.17 Reply
  20. My app of choice is My Fitness Pal. I have had great results using it. I’ve lost 5 pounds already. Thanks for sharing

    Posted 2.7.17 Reply
  21. I like My Fitness Pal and I’ve never heard of Yoga Studio but I’m definitely going to give it a shot. I love yoga!

    Posted 2.8.17 Reply
  22. Thanks for this list! I feel like fitness apps are a great way to keep me motivated!

    Posted 2.8.17 Reply
  23. You have some fab picks here! I would also add Strava & Map my run for people who run – those are the ones that I use and absolutely love them, especially Strava- it’s like Facebook for runners! x

    Posted 2.8.17 Reply
  24. I’m always looking for new apps to try, definitely need to give some of these a try to stay motivated.

    Posted 2.8.17 Reply
  25. Nina wrote:

    I had no idea Fitbit was an app too! It seems like there’s an app for everything you could want these days. Super awesome!

    Posted 2.8.17 Reply
  26. This is a great list of tools that can help in ones fitness journey. I really need to just get active.

    Posted 2.8.17 Reply
  27. Amber wrote:

    These apps all sound amazing. I do have the Fitbit one and I’ve heard of My Fitness Pal. I might have to get that one as well.

    Posted 2.8.17 Reply
  28. Robin Rue wrote:

    I have been looking in to some apps for fitness but had no idea there were so many. I am gonna be installing one soon!

    Posted 2.8.17 Reply
  29. Jen K wrote:

    My favorite fitness app is FitRadio. I am obsessed. The music mixes help power me through my workouts.

    Posted 2.8.17 Reply
  30. Thanks for sharing these apps. I currently do not have any fitness apps on my phone. Looking forward to checking out the apps mentioned.

    Posted 2.8.17 Reply
  31. I am a Fitbit girl. I love how it keeps all of my stuff in order. I do have to say with a newborn I took it off bc seeing how little sleep I was getting was actually starting to make me depressed. I cannot wait to check out that fooducate app. I have never heard of that and it sounds awesome!

    Posted 2.8.17 Reply
  32. Sarah wrote:

    I love My Fitness Pal, and the Fitbit app. They make it fun and interesting to work towards your goals, for sure!

    Posted 2.8.17 Reply
  33. Holly wrote:

    This is a great list. I will check some of these out. Two of my favorites are Runkeeper and Lose It.

    Posted 2.8.17 Reply
  34. Rose wrote:

    Thank you for these apps. I can’t wait to play around with them and see which ones I like. I would like to try more yoga out but this for me is a definite go to the gym and do activity just so I know I’m getting the moves right.

    Posted 2.8.17 Reply
  35. Heather wrote:

    I love the fitbit app! It definitely helps keep me on track with everything! I haven’t heard of the yoga one before, but I am trying to do more yoga, so definitely going to look at it!

    Posted 2.8.17 Reply
  36. Lydia wrote:

    These apps are so great! I’ve tried 3/5 of them but I still go to the Nike+ app, it’s by far my favorite

    Posted 2.8.17 Reply
  37. Beth Shankle Anderson wrote:

    These apps are great! Thanks for the introduction and for listing their properties. I think apps like these help with motivation.

    Beth || http://www.TheStyleBouquet.com

    Posted 2.8.17 Reply
  38. I absolutely love my FitBit!!! I will also have to check out Fooducate, that sounds neat. I use an app called ’10 Daily Yoga Poses’. It’s nothing fancy but it’s a quick routine I can do in a time bind.

    Posted 2.8.17 Reply
  39. Anna wrote:

    My husband and I need to check this out, We are not too good when it comes to staying motivated on our fitness. Thank you for sharing.

    Posted 2.8.17 Reply
  40. atzimba wrote:

    Gonna try out the Yoga Studio one for sure! 🙂 My boyfriend is currently hooked on 8 Fit, it’s like a healthy meal idea and workout all in one 🙂

    Posted 2.9.17 Reply
  41. my bestfriend fitness junkie is having this fitness app obsession, and she even signed up for the fitness dating app! I will forward her this post 🙂

    Posted 2.9.17 Reply
  42. rojielyn wrote:

    I really want to fit. Fitness hasn’t just about fitted. It is more about being healthy in all aspects because you love yourself.

    Posted 2.9.17 Reply
  43. Kimberly wrote:

    GREAT LIST! It’s hard to sort through all of the apps out there. I know they have a new one, FitInfinite, that is like Uber for fitness lovers. It’s pretty cool.

    Posted 2.9.17 Reply
  44. I am a member of Myfitness pal which I really love. I want to look into Fooducate because that sounds like a great pp to use. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on it.

    Posted 2.9.17 Reply
  45. Saidah wrote:

    I don’t use many apps for fitness except what came on my apple watch. I love the apps on there.

    Posted 2.9.17 Reply
  46. everydaythoughtsbybrittany wrote:

    All of these apps sound awesome but the fooducate is the most intriguing to me. I think I need to download that one!

    Posted 2.9.17 Reply
  47. Kiwi wrote:

    downloading Fooducate now! I am looking to maintain a healthier lifestyle and I am very conscious of what goes in my food so thanks for the suggestion.

    Posted 2.9.17 Reply
  48. Ola Broom wrote:

    I use the standard health app that came with my iPhone. It helps me to stay on track with my daily goal of 10k steps.

    Posted 2.9.17 Reply
  49. Lexi wrote:

    I love my Fitbit so much! I use a program similar to My Fitness Pal called “Lose It.” There’s a free version, but I went ahead and upgraded to Premium on Black Friday because the sale was too good. Now ask me if I’ve been good about tracking my food recently…. oops.

    Posted 2.10.17 Reply
  50. I’ve only used the My Fitness Pal app before, but I’ll have to check out the other apps as well. What I like about the My Fitness Pal is not only I can keep track of calories and steps, but I can also keep track of my sugar and carbs intake.

    Posted 2.10.17 Reply
  51. Keoshia wrote:

    Great post. I love my fitness pal, I just ordered a Fibit flex 2 my job has a healthy rewards program It is my first Fitbit, so I will see how I like it. My job also gives us points for walking/running for steps and activities to cash in for money or items in their store. I also have an apple watch and I love it too.

    Posted 2.10.17 Reply
  52. It’s hard to find fitness apps that work and are trusted. I plan to get back active after I recover from having my baby and will keep these in mind!

    Posted 2.16.17 Reply
  53. Wow, awesome recommendations to apps on health and fitness. I will try some of them, specially because fitness is top on my goals this year!

    Posted 2.21.17 Reply

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