5 Cool Apps to Help Improve Your Health
Posted on Jul 01, 2016
person-hand-smartphone-technology There are hundreds of apps out there to help optimize your life and improve productivity. Downloading apps that help monitor your health and track fitness levels can be incredibly helpful if you’re trying to improve your health. A recent study found that people who used apps were more active than nonusers. They also have a lower body mass index. Apps can help you organize your activities, track your goals and break longstanding habits. We have a list of five apps that you can add to your phone so you can improve your health!  


MyFitnessPal is one of the most popular fitness apps in the industry, and for good reason! The app features a database of over 5 million foods and allows users to track calories, macronutrients and exercise. Its interface is smart and responsive, making it easy for users to balance their calories on a daily basis. The basic version of the app is free to download. There is also a premium version available for $9.99 a month or $49.99 a year.  


If you’re looking for an app full of exercises and routines that work for you look no further. SworkIt is packed full of videos of exercises demonstrated by professional personal trainers. You can customize your workouts and choose length, areas and highlight any other limitations. All workouts are randomized so your body doesn’t’ get accustomed to a specific routine. The basic version of the app is free, while the premium version runs for $7.99 a month or $39.99 annually.  


Want to get paid to lose weight? Users of this app select a challenge based on how much money they want to bet and how long you want the program to last. If you manage to lose 4 percent of the weight you can win back the money you bet on yourself. The app is free to download in the app store and the user decides the bet amount.  

Couch to 5k

In just nine short weeks this app will take you from the couch to running a 5k in 30 minutes! This app will help build your endurance up three days a week with 30-minute workouts. As you move through the program your interactive coach will help guide you to reaching your goals. You’ll be able to analyze your performance with a variety of graphs and charts.  


If you’re looking for support throughout your weight loss journey BurnThis can offer you access to the community you need. The app allows you to share photos and participate in challenges. There are also a variety of healthy quotes, recipes and plans available for users.