The 10 Best Health & Fitness Apps

2014 is the year that you’re going to start hitting the gym five days a week and eating healthy, right? We’ve got the 10 Best Apps to help you turn that dream of getting into shape a reality! These free or inexpensive apps will help motivate you to be a better person physically and mentally, and teach you that losing weight isn’t just about exercise.

1. Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers

Price: Free

Weight Watchers advertises that it “simply works” and with a highly interactive smartphone app that lets you track your food, weight, and activity we think we know why! This app helps Weight Watchers users shop, dine out, and live their lives normally with it’s Points Plus calculator and barcode scanner.It is also accompanied with the Weight Watchers Kitchen Companion that is loaded with thousands of recipes and healthy living options.

2. 7 Minute Workout

7 Minute Workout

Price: Free

Did you spend 2013 thinking you didn’t have enough time to work out? Well 7 Minute Workout throws that theory out the window. This app is designed for your convenience, saving you time and any hassle. It outlines each workout for you, with voice commands so you won’t even have to look at your phone during the workout!

3. Nike Training Club

Nike Training Club

Price: Free

This is an app for both beginners and gym veterans.Called the world’s biggest female fitness communit, NTC  has program tailored to your goals and abilities that you can select from to incorporate in your workout routine. With how-to videos, audio cues, and motivational advice to ‘get lean’ and ‘get strong’ this is the perfect app for you!

4. Pocket Yoga

Pocket Yoga

Price: $2.99

Hitting the gym or running isn’t for everyone. For those of you looking to get into shape, this app is a great way to do so and you can do it in your own home! With voice commands, detail instructions, and beautiful visual examples, you can become a yoga master instantly!

5. Map My Run

Map My Run

Price: Free

This is an app meant for walkers, joggers, and runners of all abilities and ages! With this app you can set mileage goals, track your distance/time, and see what progress you’re making week-to-week. You can log your daily workouts and the app will provide you with the appropriate amount of food intake (8 glasses of water a day are a must) to meet your weight loss goal. 

6. Charity Miles

Charity Miles

Price: Free

This is an app that allows you to earn money and raise awareness for different charities – just by walking, running or biking. It’s a great way to motivate yourself to get fit, while helping out others. Some of the charities include: Stand Up 2 Cancer, Feeding America, and Wounded Warrior Project

Fun fact: Walkers & runners earn 25 cents per mile, and bikers earn 10 per mile.

7. Lose It!

Lose It!

Price: Free

Lose It! Combines activity and nutrition seamlessly to help you lose weight! Track your daily food intake as well as logging your exercise to get a weight loss plan designed specifically for you and your goals. This app will let you know if you’re not getting enough protein or not eating the correct amount of calories.

8. TempoRun

Price: $2.99
Have you ever gotten bored on your morning run? This app is to help making run fun again! TempoRun categorizes your music library with different temp levels. Based on how fast you’re running, this app determine the music to play to match your beat step-for-step. If you’re looking for an exhilarating run, this is the app for you.

9. Fooducate

Price: Free
The first step to a healthy body is knowing what you’re putting in it. This app is designed to be your shopping buddy when you’re at the grocery store. The food items you choose actually receive letter grades, A-F – you’ll be surprised to see some of the “healthy food” items you’ve picked in the past don’t get the A you would have expected. 

10. Restaurant Nutrition

Restaurant Nutrition
Price: Free
It’s easy (well, kind of ) to track the nutrition of what you’re eating if you’re the one making it. But don’t you want to know the amount of calories and sodium in some of your favorite restaurant foods? With the Restaurant Nutrition app you can! It has over 250 restaurants loaded into it, with 60,000 food items listed.