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10 Best Apps for Your Overall Health

10 Best Apps for Your Overall Health

Best Apps for Your Overall Health

Maintaining a balanced lifestyle that includes exercise, eating fruits and vegetables, and finding time to meditate is more difficult than it sounds. That's why there are hundreds of apps that claim to make all of this easy, and analyzing the load can be cumbersome. To make it easier, first define your personal goals; For example, are you looking for an app that supports your fitness, mental health, or food intake? Then look at this list.

We've curated the best health apps to find the best options for keeping track of your diet, exercising, and feeling happier overall.

1. MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal is one of the best food tracking apps out there. The Food Diary includes an easy-to-use database that provides nutritional information for millions of different foods, including restaurant meals. Users can set their personal goals and the app will take it and divide the number of calories to eat each day and the amount of water to drink. Whether your goal is to lose weight or gain muscle, MyFitnessPal provides a detailed view of what you eat. Not only do you get a better understanding of the types of foods you eat into your body, but there is also a bit of responsibility to stick to your goals. Activate the reminder settings to get notifications throughout the day and make sure your meals are tracked. Users can also read the community forum for more encouragement.

Available on iOS and Android

2. Headspace

Health is more than what you eat or how often you go to the gym. Research shows that meditation can help reduce stress and improve overall happiness, and Headspace offers you a fun and easy way to do it. The app allows you to choose small guided meditation sessions tailored to your mood and lifestyle. The library is organized with a variety of programs designed to help you sleep, relieve anxiety, and manage stress. The length of the sessions can vary, but users can de-stress even for a few minutes at a time.

Available on iOS and Android

3. Fitplan

Are you interested in training with a personal trainer but not ready to pay the price? Get the experience of having your own trainer for a fraction of the cost with Fitplan. The app offers 20 to 90 minute step-by-step video training sessions of professional coaches and athletes. Users can choose from dozens of shows designed by some of their favorites, like A-Rod, Ryan Lochte, and Rob Gronkowski. Choose your plan based on your goals, such as losing weight or using a coach.

Available on iOS and Android.

4. SleepCycle

Sleep plays an important role in health throughout life. If you don't get enough sleep each night, your body will have a hard time healing and repairing your heart and blood vessels, balancing hormones, and maintaining blood sugar levels (among many other problems). And the best way to get a good night's rest is to understand why you're not getting any in the first place. Sleep Cycle tracks the quality of your sleep, as well as your sleep heart rate. During the night, the app monitors your sleep patterns and takes note of any disturbances, such as snoring or talking in your sleep. But the most unique feature is that it wakes you up during your lightest stages of sleep in the morning, making you feel comfortable and ready to tackle the day.

5. Aptiv

Aaptiv offers 30 new classes each week and over 2,500 classes overall. Their goal is to provide users with the same fitness class experience, from the comfort of their home, outdoors or in the gym. The app plans your workouts based on your fitness level, your training preferences, and the equipment you have access to. Users also have the ability to track their progress by keeping records of exercise-related trends. Specialties include stretching, running, strength training, and yoga.

Available on iOS and Android.

6. Charity miles

Giving back and feeling like you are contributing to a greater cause is good for your overall health. Charity miles help motivate you to move and make an impact at the same time. The free app allows users to choose a charity to donate to. Using your phone's Global Positioning System (GPS), the app tracks your workouts whether you are walking, running or cycling. For every mile completed, 10 cents will be donated to this charity, making the training twice as effective. (The donated money comes from corporate sponsors.)

7. Fooducate 

Fooducate facilitates a balanced and healthy diet. As the name of the app suggests, its goal is to introduce you to the products you buy at the supermarket. Just scan over 250,000 barcodes to view your personalized nutritional score, learn about product pros and cons, and choose the healthiest option. The goal of the app is to teach users what food manufacturers don't always do by analyzing for GMOs, additives, food coloring, and more. Users can contact healthcare professionals and other users of the application for advice and support.

8. 8fit

You don't need a gym with 8fit, which creates customizable exercise programs and meal plans. This app is for those who want a complete change in their lifestyle and need help on where to start. The application creates nutritional guidelines to follow and a training plan with more than 350 exercises without the need for equipment. If you don't want a gym membership or are always on the go, these HIIT workouts will keep you in shape without taking too long.

9. Happify 

Stress has been linked to the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung disease, accidents, cirrhosis, and suicide. Happify draws on a wealth of mental health research to help users deal with stress and negative thoughts and develop better emotional health and resilience. The app includes a variety of science-backed games and activities along with guided meditation and relaxation audio recordings that aim to rapidly increase your emotions and mental health. The creators say that using the app on a daily basis should train you to think more positively.

10. HealthTap

Instead of going to Google when you're in pain or weird pain, submit your question to a database of real doctors using HealthTap. This app allows patients to take action by connecting them with a doctor to answer any health-related queries. Doctors will give you real, practical advice to help you feel better as quickly as possible without having to go to the doctor's office. Users can also share and read personal stories of others before consulting with a doctor to become more comfortable with health conditions and other information.