10 best health apps for Android

by: Joe HindyJanuary 19, 2016
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best health apps for android
Getting healthy is something that is on everyone’s mind at some point. You start getting tired of the fast food and you become somehow winded just running up the stairs. 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!

7 minute workout best health apps for android7 Minute Workout

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
They say the hardest part of getting into shape is getting started and that’s something that 7 Minute Workout can help with. The application contains 12 exercises designed to be done at home with minimal equipment, video tutorials on how to do it, and a Material Design inspired interface that makes using the app simple. Each exercise is meant to be done for 30 seconds with a 10 second break between them. There is also support for Google Fit if you happen to use that.

Get it now on Google Play!

7 minute workout best health apps for android

myfitnesspal best health apps for androidCalorie Counter by MyFitnessPal

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
MyFitnessPal is a known name in the fitness game and this universal application can be used by virtually anyone. The main focus of the application is counting calories so you can keep track of what you eat, how much you eat, and how healthy your food really is. Their food database contains millions of entries so it should be pretty easy just to open the app and get started. You’ll also find exercise programs that you can customize and cater to your fitness level. It contains support for a ton of other services and a ton of other services contain support for MyFitnessPal as well.

Get it now on Google Play!

myftinesspal best health apps for android

mynetdiary best health apps for androidCalorie Counter Pro by MyNetDiary

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
MyNetDiary is an up and coming calorie counter application that focuses on helping you eating better. It contains a database with a decent amount of food entries for easy use and the app supports barcode scanning as well as meal reminders to help you remember to eat. The interface is a little antiquated, but it’s also effective and gets the job done. There are also advanced options for those looking to cut back on things like cholesterol and for people who have diabetes.

Get it now on Google Play!

Calorie Counter PRO MyNetDiary best android health apps

fooducate best health apps for androidFooducate

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Fooducate is a unique calorie counter application because it not only lets you log your calories, but it also helps you determine what foods are actually good or bad for you. The app allows you to track your diet and exercise much like others. Their food database contains over 250,000 unique items that are also letter graded for quick reference. It’s an effective application and if you decide to go premium, you’ll also get support for gluten-free and allergy specific diets, the Paleo diet, and other additional diets.

Get it now on Google Play!

fooducate best health apps for android

Google Fit best health apps for androidGoogle Fit

[Price: Free]
Google Fit is Google’s platform for fitness. It first came out alongside Android Wear as a way to track steps and fitness using smartwatches and has since evolved into it’s own unique platform. With this app you can track your fitness, analyze your stats to see what you need to improve, and more. Various platforms (including some apps on this list) are integrated with Google Fit already and the list is only going to grow. As a cherry on top, Google Fit also supports a variety of wearables and apps, including the Xiaomi Mi bands, Strava, Runkeeper, MyFitnessPal, Lifesum, and others.

Get it now on Google Play!

Google Fit best health apps for android

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lifesum best health apps for androidLifesum

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Lifesum fancies itself a health coach of sorts and it does a pretty effective job at being one. The app includes a ton of features, including calorie counting, food analysis to see if you’re eating good food, reminders to drink enough water, and Google Fit integration along with S Health integration. It also supports Android Wear devices if you happen to have one of those. If you pick up the pro version, you’ll also get additional support for other wearables, more in-depth meal information, and a variety of diet plans.

Get it now on Google Play!
lifesum best health apps for android

mytrainer best health apps for androidMyTrainer Diet Fitness Workout

[Price: Free]
MyTrainer is another up and coming health app and one of the few that is totally free with no in-app purchases. This one focuses mostly on workouts with other elements playing secondary and tertiary roles. The premise is that the app looks at your BMI and then helps you set workout goals based on those to help you lose weight much like you’d see out of a personal trainer. It offers a variety of workout plans, including one that takes just 15 minutes. Not bad for an application with no price tag (at least right now).

Get it now on Google Play!

mytrainer best health apps for android

Pocket Yoga best health apps for androidPocket Yoga

[Price: $2.99]
It has been proven time and again that yoga is, in fact, good for you. Pocket Yoga is a favorite of ours that includes everything you need to get started with yoga with the only requirement being to have your own yoga mat. It includes 27 different sessions based on your level of expertise and experience with over 200 poses listed out for you with images and video so you can get it just right. It also contains a log of all of your yoga workouts so you can keep track of how you’re doing. It’s one of the few apps with an up front cost, but there are no in-app purchases.

Get it now on Google Play!

Pocket Yoga best health apps for android

Runtastic best health apps for androidRuntastic

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Runtastic is one of the most popular health apps out there right now and it’s easy to see why. Running has a ton of health benefits and Runtastic helps you run more effectively. It uses GPS to see how far you’ve run and helps you set goals to meet or exceed your best distances every day. You’ll also get a voice coach, maps to plan your running routes, workout logs (that includes graphics and analytics), various metrics, support for many wearables, and a lot more. Seriously, the feature list on this thing is long and with a 4.5 rating after 10 million downloads, it’s safe to assume that this app meets or exceeds expectations most of the time.

Get it now on Google Play!

Zombies Run best health apps for androidZombies, Run!

[Price: Free with in-app purchases, $1.99]
Zombies, Run! is a fitness app that is also a video game. It has already started making waves with many respected members of the nerd culture, including Wil Wheaton and Meg Turney. The premise of the game is that you are thrust into your own zombie adventure and walking/jogging/running allows you to traverse through the story. It’s definitely a unique way to get people to walk more often and the story line is actually pretty good. There’s a free version with in-app purchases and a paid version that contains no in-app purchases.

Get it now on Google Play!

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  • How in the fuck is Google Fit here and not S-Health? S-Health is better than most of these.

    • JosephHindy

      S Health needs a little more work.

    • saksham

      S health is very good but it cant track my heart rate accurately it takes many tries for it to work :(

    • wicketr

      Because it’s not something that everyone on Android can download. It’s only for Samsung users.

    • Because S-Health is horrible and exclusive to a single vendor. This is coming from an owner of every Galaxy 1-5.

  • Cakefish

    I use MyFitnessPal to track calories and then Google Fit to track walks. Went from 12 stone down to 9 so it’s a good combo that works for me. Since gone back up to 10 but I’m trying to get back to 9 again. Need to restart weight training and running again but all in good time, I’ll get there eventually.

  • Chanon Olley

    LG Health is nice

  • omimkt

    well, as I used to lose 3 weights within 1 month but still really healthy. I realised drinking water is really really important. But i don’t like to drink ^^.

    My friend suggested me an app that I can both drink water and grow plant (like a pet) so it’s much easier to me :). You can try if you want : Awesome Blossom (Available in Google Play and IOS App Store)