Getting healthy is something that is on everyone’s mind at some point. Better health can lead to lower hospital bills, feeling better, and doing more things. Thankfully, there are a ton of applications on smartphones and tablets that can assist you in living better, eating better, and exercising more frequently. Let’s take a look at the best health apps for Android! We put a bit of a focus on eating healthy with this one. We have an exercise-specific list linked just below.
Fooducate is a decent nutrition app. It features 250,000 foods to compare. The service grades food for easy comparison. That way you can easily identify the good stuff versus the bad stuff. The app also tracks your food intake, exercise, and other variables. There is also a system of food recommendations as well as a community of people to interact with. Some parts of the app are free. You need to go pro to get all of the features. Fooducate does a poor job at listing its prices for stuff. It’s $4.99 per month or a single $74.99 purchase. There are other purchase options as well.
Lifesum is another app that combines diet and exercise. It doesn’t force you to keep hardcore details of every single meal. Instead, it offers basic guidelines to follow. The app asks for things like weight, height, gender, and your fitness goals. The app gives each person personalized recommendations from that info. The food and exercise tracking is free for everybody along with some social features. Everything else requires a subscription. Lifesum requires subscriptions paid up front for three, six, or 12 months at a time. It’s one of the great health apps.
MyFitnessPal is one of the most popular health apps. It does a really good job with keeping your diet in check. It has a large database of food items. That way you can keep track of everything you eat. Calorie counting is its most useful function. Additionally, it has the capacity to integrate with a ton of other fitness and health apps. There is also a selection of exercises to perform, a community to engage with, and stats about your progress. The free version does basic calorie counting stuff. You need the subscription for the rest.
MyPlate Calorie Tracker another one of the better health apps. It boasts a database of over two million items. It also includes a barcode scanner for quick additions to your tracking. The app even tracks your water intake It comes equipped with Google Fit integration along with some other helpful features. Unfortunately, like most of these, there is a subscription service that holds most of the app’s features. You do get some of the features for free, though.
MyTrainer Dasi is one of the rare free health apps. It works a little bit similarly to Lifesum. You enter your age, height, and weight. The app then recommends diet and exercise routines for you. It doesn’t do much more than that. However, that can be good depending on what you want. Some of the app isn’t in English. However, the main parts are. There is still a lot of stuff to engage with, though. It should be good for most who want something basic.
Runtastic is one of the most popular health apps. It is routinely on the forefront of new technology of stuff like Android Wear. Additionally, it includes stats, graphs, exercise tracking, and more. It even has a shoe tracker. That way you know when to buy new shoes. The subscription is also relatively inexpensive compared to many of its competitors. It also has integration with Google Fit and MyFitnessPal. That makes a really good trio of health apps. Couch to 5K by RunDouble is another excellent app for runners, especially beginners.
StrongLifts 5×5 Workout is one of the better health apps. It focuses mostly on strength training via the StrongLifts system. It includes methods to record your progress, a timer, and a bunch of other stuff. There are also a variety of workouts and training exercises. The app rounds out an excellent experience with Android Wear support, cloud saving, and some other nifty things. The in-app purchases grant additional content along with what you get in the free app. It’s excellent for those looking for something other than just running.
Yoga Studio is among the better Yoga apps. Yoga is really good exercise for a lot of folks. This one is good for beginners and intermediates at least. It may even be okay for experts. You can create and customize Yoga routines as needed. It also includes a library of over 280 poses, class scheduling, and more. The app runs for $4.99. However, the app contains no in-app purchases or advertisements.
You Are Your Own Gym is easily one of the most useful health apps. The app contains a number of exercises. None of them require you going to the gym. That includes over 200 exercises. The app also includes videos (via a separate plugin), routines, and other stuff. It’s not overly complicated. The plus side is that you can do these exercises basically anywhere. It’s great for travelers or those who can’t afford a gym. The app goes for $4.99 with no in-app purchases or advertisements.
Many phone manufacturers have health apps now. Google has Google Fit, Samsung has S Health, and there are a couple of others. These apps usually track your fitness, calorie intake, water intake, and other fitness stats. None of them are bad. However, you do run the risk of being stuck in their ecosystem once you get so far. These apps are generally free, easier to use, and have decent features. The best is easily Google Fit and S Health, though.
If we missed any great health apps for Android, tell us about them in the comments! You can also click here to check out our latest Android app and game lists!