The Best Health and Fitness Apps

Last updated on November 3rd, 2020 at 04:30 pm

So how are those resolutions going? By this time of the year, most people have given up on their resolutions. It happens, we’re all human, and no one is perfect, but something I don’t think you should give up on is living a healthy lifestyle. There are so many apps out there to help motivate and keep us on track. Below are some of the best health and fitness apps that help me stay on track. The Best Health and Fitness Apps // The Krystal Diaries 1. My Fitness Pal (iPhone Android) I use this app every day to track what I eat and how much water I drink. I don’t actually use it to count calories since my goal isn’t to lose weight, but I like to stay accountable. Entering every single thing I eat, including that cookie or donut will make me think twice if I’ve already treated myself that day. Before using this app, I figured I was drinking enough water every day, but it turns out I was only drinking 20 ounces. Now I’m up to 42 ounces give or take a day. 2Fitbit (iPhone Android) I’ve gone from a Fitbit Flex to a Garmin VivoFit back to Fitbit. Now I have a Fitbit Charge 2 and I love the updates to their app since I last had a Fitbit. My steps, workouts and sleeping habits are all logged in the app. One of my health goals has been to walk more during the day. Working a 9-5 and sitting in a cubicle can make it hard to stay active. I like being able to see throughout the day how many steps I’ve done. The app even tracks your heart rate and estimates how fit you are based on resting and active heart rates. 3. Peloton Cycle (iPhone/iPad only) I can’t get enough of Peloton Cycle. Spin classes are my favorite, and I love the flexibility of being able to do them from home. Not having to schlep to a gym everyday relieves a lot of stress for me. I can squeeze in on of their on-demand classes whenever I want or do a live class right from the comfort of my living room. Yes, you have to have an indoor bike to use this app, but it’s so worth it. Recently, Peloton added other workouts to their app like toning, stretching, warm-ups, yoga and so much more. I’ve shared my love of Peloton Cycle before here. 4. Fooducate (iPhone Android) The Food Finder option on this app lets you scan barcodes of any food product and rates it on a scale of A – D and tells you why the product got the rating it did. If a food product has questionable ingredients the app lets you know! The app even shows you better alternatives. I use the free version, but they have some paid options that get even more in depth. 5. Yoga Studio (iPhone Android) Yoga is not my favorite workout. It’s actually probably one of my least favorites, but I try to do a little bit of yoga once a week to balance the spin and toning workouts I normally do. I like this app because they have a wide range of options including beginner options. I like to work on my flexibility and there are options for that too. These are my favorite go-to apps that I use the most often. With these health and fitness apps, it’s pretty easy to stay on track. None of us are perfect, but every single one of these apps makes it easier to stay mindful and motivated about our health and squeeze in a few minutes of activity every day. What are your favorite health and fitness apps?  
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53 Comments

  1. 2.6.17
    Penniless Prairie Girl said:

    Great post! I had never heard of Fooducate before but I have decided to download it! I am trying to make more informed food choices and I think this app with be a huge help!

  2. 2.6.17
    Chelsea said:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE MyFitnessPal!!! It’s my staple.

  3. 2.6.17
    Leanna said:

    Thanks for sharing these! I am definitely going to check out that Yoga Studio one. I’m not a huge fan of yoga either but it’s a great workout so I try to keep up with it.

  4. 2.6.17

    I don’t know some of the fitness apps in your list. Will have a look at Fooducate and Yoga Studio ones. I love yoga 😉

  5. 2.6.17
    Sounds said:

    I absolutely love the fitbit and MyFitness pal apps they certainly helped me in my fitness journey.

  6. 2.6.17

    Love My Fitness Pal, I’ll have to check the others out.

  7. 2.7.17
    Marcie said:

    Both my husband and I had fitbits when they first came out and it was fun for awhile. Now my husband just uses the app and anytime we travel, I’m always asking him how many steps we’ve done!

  8. 2.7.17

    I need to check out these lol I am terrible about staying motivates and staying on track.

  9. 2.7.17
    CoCo said:

    I’ve been dying to get a Peloton bike, but I didn’t know you could have access to the workouts without the bike. I will definitely look into the app!

  10. 2.7.17
    desperatemamas said:

    This is great. I had no idea there were so many apps about health and fitness. I guess my daily workout is running after my daughter lol
    I have to admit though that Fooducate is super interesting. Does it work on baby food too?

  11. 2.7.17
    theclutterboxblog said:

    Fooducate sounds so interesting, I’ll have to download it and try it out. I use Myfitnesspal daily and fitbit occasionally, when I remember to wear it!

  12. 2.7.17
    Jaimie said:

    I have actually tried all of these apps and love them all! My Fitness Pal is my favorited app when it comes to keeping track of what I eat during the day

  13. 2.7.17
    Mandy @ A Cupful of Carters said:

    I have never tried any of these apps. I have tried a few but I am really bad about updating my progress

  14. 2.7.17

    My Fitness Pal is the bomb- it’s best fitness and food tracking app I have ever used. Fascinated with Fooducate- can’t wait to try it!

  15. 2.7.17
    Emma said:

    My s4 came with a fitness app, and when I use it; it’s awesome. But I am so terrible about being consistent.

  16. 2.7.17

    I seriously need to try some of these apps!

  17. 2.7.17

    Love My Fitness Pal. I used it for years and years, until I stopped. I needed space on my phone for some other app for my daughter to play before she had her phone, and I hit uninstall. She has a phone now to play her games on, I really need to reinstall that one! I also love the Jawbone app. It works with My Fitness Pal, if you have certain Jawbones.

  18. 2.7.17

    I just got a Fitbit 2 days ago so I’ve been getting to know the app and I am loving it so far! I will have to check out My Fitness Pal too!

  19. 2.7.17
    Debra said:

    I need to get on an exercise program, I have really fallen off the exercise bandwagon lately.

  20. 2.7.17

    My app of choice is My Fitness Pal. I have had great results using it. I’ve lost 5 pounds already. Thanks for sharing

  21. 2.8.17

    I like My Fitness Pal and I’ve never heard of Yoga Studio but I’m definitely going to give it a shot. I love yoga!

  22. 2.8.17

    Thanks for this list! I feel like fitness apps are a great way to keep me motivated!

  23. 2.8.17

    You have some fab picks here! I would also add Strava & Map my run for people who run – those are the ones that I use and absolutely love them, especially Strava- it’s like Facebook for runners! x

  24. 2.8.17

    I’m always looking for new apps to try, definitely need to give some of these a try to stay motivated.

  25. 2.8.17
    Nina said:

    I had no idea Fitbit was an app too! It seems like there’s an app for everything you could want these days. Super awesome!

  26. 2.8.17

    This is a great list of tools that can help in ones fitness journey. I really need to just get active.

  27. 2.8.17
    Amber said:

    These apps all sound amazing. I do have the Fitbit one and I’ve heard of My Fitness Pal. I might have to get that one as well.

  28. 2.8.17
    Robin Rue said:

    I have been looking in to some apps for fitness but had no idea there were so many. I am gonna be installing one soon!

  29. 2.8.17
    Jen K said:

    My favorite fitness app is FitRadio. I am obsessed. The music mixes help power me through my workouts.

  30. 2.8.17

    Thanks for sharing these apps. I currently do not have any fitness apps on my phone. Looking forward to checking out the apps mentioned.

  31. 2.8.17

    I am a Fitbit girl. I love how it keeps all of my stuff in order. I do have to say with a newborn I took it off bc seeing how little sleep I was getting was actually starting to make me depressed. I cannot wait to check out that fooducate app. I have never heard of that and it sounds awesome!

  32. 2.8.17
    Sarah said:

    I love My Fitness Pal, and the Fitbit app. They make it fun and interesting to work towards your goals, for sure!

  33. 2.8.17
    Holly said:

    This is a great list. I will check some of these out. Two of my favorites are Runkeeper and Lose It.

  34. 2.8.17
    Rose said:

    Thank you for these apps. I can’t wait to play around with them and see which ones I like. I would like to try more yoga out but this for me is a definite go to the gym and do activity just so I know I’m getting the moves right.

  35. 2.8.17
    Heather said:

    I love the fitbit app! It definitely helps keep me on track with everything! I haven’t heard of the yoga one before, but I am trying to do more yoga, so definitely going to look at it!

  36. 2.8.17
    Lydia said:

    These apps are so great! I’ve tried 3/5 of them but I still go to the Nike+ app, it’s by far my favorite

  37. 2.8.17
    Beth Shankle Anderson said:

    These apps are great! Thanks for the introduction and for listing their properties. I think apps like these help with motivation.

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  38. 2.8.17

    I absolutely love my FitBit!!! I will also have to check out Fooducate, that sounds neat. I use an app called ’10 Daily Yoga Poses’. It’s nothing fancy but it’s a quick routine I can do in a time bind.

  39. 2.8.17
    Anna said:

    My husband and I need to check this out, We are not too good when it comes to staying motivated on our fitness. Thank you for sharing.

  40. 2.9.17
    atzimba said:

    Gonna try out the Yoga Studio one for sure! 🙂 My boyfriend is currently hooked on 8 Fit, it’s like a healthy meal idea and workout all in one 🙂

  41. 2.9.17

    my bestfriend fitness junkie is having this fitness app obsession, and she even signed up for the fitness dating app! I will forward her this post 🙂

  42. 2.9.17
    rojielyn said:

    I really want to fit. Fitness hasn’t just about fitted. It is more about being healthy in all aspects because you love yourself.

  43. 2.9.17
    Kimberly said:

    GREAT LIST! It’s hard to sort through all of the apps out there. I know they have a new one, FitInfinite, that is like Uber for fitness lovers. It’s pretty cool.

  44. 2.9.17

    I am a member of Myfitness pal which I really love. I want to look into Fooducate because that sounds like a great pp to use. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on it.

  45. 2.9.17
    Saidah said:

    I don’t use many apps for fitness except what came on my apple watch. I love the apps on there.

  46. 2.9.17
    everydaythoughtsbybrittany said:

    All of these apps sound awesome but the fooducate is the most intriguing to me. I think I need to download that one!

  47. 2.9.17
    Kiwi said:

    downloading Fooducate now! I am looking to maintain a healthier lifestyle and I am very conscious of what goes in my food so thanks for the suggestion.

  48. 2.9.17
    Ola Broom said:

    I use the standard health app that came with my iPhone. It helps me to stay on track with my daily goal of 10k steps.

  49. 2.10.17
    Lexi said:

    I love my Fitbit so much! I use a program similar to My Fitness Pal called “Lose It.” There’s a free version, but I went ahead and upgraded to Premium on Black Friday because the sale was too good. Now ask me if I’ve been good about tracking my food recently…. oops.

  50. 2.10.17

    I’ve only used the My Fitness Pal app before, but I’ll have to check out the other apps as well. What I like about the My Fitness Pal is not only I can keep track of calories and steps, but I can also keep track of my sugar and carbs intake.

  51. 2.10.17
    Keoshia said:

    Great post. I love my fitness pal, I just ordered a Fibit flex 2 my job has a healthy rewards program It is my first Fitbit, so I will see how I like it. My job also gives us points for walking/running for steps and activities to cash in for money or items in their store. I also have an apple watch and I love it too.

  52. 2.16.17

    It’s hard to find fitness apps that work and are trusted. I plan to get back active after I recover from having my baby and will keep these in mind!

  53. 2.21.17

    Wow, awesome recommendations to apps on health and fitness. I will try some of them, specially because fitness is top on my goals this year!

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