Getting on the path to a happier and healthier lifestyle can be challenging, especially for busy people juggling careers, family, friends, and hobbies. However, there are many tools that you can use to make the process of getting in shape much more convenient. With the popularity of smartphones in the last several years, one of the best resources available to you are apps that help you manage your progress. Readily available, easy to use, and even entertaining, here are some of the best apps to help you live healthier.
This calorie management app is one of the most popular on the market, and it’s easy to see why. It helps you manage your daily calorie intake by giving you goals based on your weight, height, and exercise level. You record your food and exercise, and you can see whether you’re hitting your goals or whether you’ve gone a little off track. The app also helps you track your water and your sleep as well if you need a place to manage those goals. Additionally, it’s completely free.
The amount of sleep you get can actually have a huge impact on your overall health, and can even make it more difficult for you to lose weight or get stronger. The Sleep Cycle app uses your phone’s movement sensors to track your breathing and movements throughout the night, and records your sleep cycles. If we wake up in the middle of a sleep cycle, it can make us feel tired and sluggish throughout the rest of the day. The app sets an alarm to wake you up at the end of a sleep cycle, so you will feel much more refreshed and happy throughout the day.
If you’re a runner who has a tough time staying motivated, this app turns it into a game that’s impossible not to get swept up in. With each step you take, you get closer to saving the world from a zombie apocalypse, and it’s highly addictive. You will soon be running more than you ever thought you would enjoy, just to complete the next mission. The app has plenty of different settings to choose from, so you can set the game to go at the pace you like to work out at.
This app is great for those who want to eat healthy, but are often unsure of what foods are actually good for them. You can take your phone with you to the grocery store, and use this app to scan barcodes and find out what’s actually in the food you are buying. It gives foods letter grades based on how healthy they are for you, and you can also use the app to count calories and other nutrients as well. Over time, you will be able to make smarter food decisions without even consulting the app.
These are just a few of the many standout health apps that are available for Apple and Android.