The New Year is always a great time to get started with fitness goals. Maybe it’s working out more. Maybe it’s eating healthier or drinking more water. Use your phone to make it easy. Here are our picks for the Best Free Apps for Health & Fitness.
Whether you run, cycle or just want to be more proactive about a healthy lifestyle, any of these apps would be great to try. All of these are free and most are available on multiple platforms for both Android and iPhone users.
The Best Free Apps for Health & Fitness
Runkeeper uses your phone’s GPS to log your running pace and distance. Users can set a goal pace and the app will update you to help you stay on track with the tempo.
This is another running app that charts your distance and pace. This one also charts your elevation and allows you to save past workouts and share them.
Nike+ Training Club offers hundreds of 30-45 min workouts. There are suggestions based on your fitness goals and even video demonstrations that show you how to do each one.
I love the Strava app beacuase it monitors running or cycling routes via GPS. Perfect if you aren’t just a runner. Pus you can see how you stack up against your friends on the leaderboard and do group challenges.
You might be more motivated to exercise when the money goes to charity! Charity Miles donates $.10 for every mile biked and $.25 for every mile walked/run. Get moving and help your favority charity in the process!
Couch to 5K is designed to get just about anyone from the couch to running 5 kilometers. Spend just 20 to 30 minutes, three times a week, for nine weeks, and you’ll be ready to finish your first 5K (3.1-mile) race!
7 Minute Workout is a fast, simple, science-based way to work out anywhere, anytime. This program was designed by experts at Johnson & Johnson to help people get the most out of every minute.
Argus is an all-in-one activity tracker that monitors your sleep, heart rate, calories, and more. Build your own workout plan and you can track calories by scanning the barcode on your food labels
MyFitnessPal is one of the easiest-to-use calorie counter available. Search the enormous food database to log what you eat, track your exercise and watch those extra pounds come off.
Lose it! is a fitness and food tracker but I love the reporting features. I looks just like budgeting software so the included graphs and charts make it easy to see where you are and how you can improve.
Tired of deciphering food labels? Scan the barcode of any item and the app will pull up nutritional facts and an overall grade. Helps you avoid all the hard-to-find bad ingredients and even suggests healthier alternatives.
Drinking water is such an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Know exactly how much water you drink and reach your water goal each day. Set reminders to help you remember to drink throughout the day.
And as long as you are loading apps onto your phone, don’t miss our post with 10 Apps that Pay You Money and our Favorite 10 Money Saving Apps. Both are full of great ideas to help you start off the new year with your financial goals in check.