5 Best Health Apps for Living Your Best Life
Health-tracking apps make caring about our physical health more accessible than ever before. Several free health apps on your phone can keep track of your exercise, food and water intake, and even your sleep cycles. Medical marijuana patients may find a strain-tracking app useful. For those looking to get into shape but are unsure as to where to start, a seven-minute workout app might be a great start. Here are five healthy apps for living your best life.
MyFitnessPal is one of the top-rated health apps on iOS and Android. It features a food database of over 5 million foods for easy calorie logging — even restaurant food exists in its database. Tracking calories and exercise in one location has never been easier. You can even design custom meals for the home cooked food that you eat frequently. The app also features integrations with lots of other fitness apps like Fitbit, Garmin, and Google Fit.
Lifesum is an alternative approach to health logging with a digital life coach built-in. The app regularly reminds users to log their calories, water intake and provides lifestyle insight. The app includes a premium subscription for access to other life plans like keto eating and macro and net carb tracking. Lifesum also syncs with several popular fitness trackers like Apple Health, Google Fit, Samsung Health, Fitbit, Withings, and more. Lifesum also provides quality tips for anyone seeking more information about a lifestyle — keto, intermittent fasting, and clean eating are just a few of the available topics the app covers.
Sleep Cycle tracks the quality of your sleep and your sleeping heart rate. Placing your smartphone on the bed while you rest will start the tracking phase. Sleep Cycle tracks five stages of sleep from light sleep, deep sleep, and REM sleep. The included alarm clock uses sound analysis to identify which state of rest you are in. The app utilizes your smartphone’s sensors to wake you up when you are in a light sleep cycle. Waking in the right sleep cycle directly impacts how refreshed you feel upon waking up.
The Strainprint app is designed to make cannabis use more effective for medical cannabis users. Users can track their intake in just a few sessions to see which strains work best for their symptoms. Users track a session after medicating, and then the app gets to work. After a few sessions, Strainprint’s snapshot section will show which strains have been most effective. Users earn loyalty points after each tracked session that can be used towards Strainprint items.
Most people say they don’t know where to start on the path to getting healthy. 7 Fit addresses that complaint by tailoring a workout any time you have free time. The app features 7-minute long workouts that form a total-body routine. Just training seven minutes each day can do wonders for your endurance. Combining multiple seven-minute workouts throughout the day will help you get your full exercise regimen without needing to go to the gym.