best health apps for android
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. Most of the useful ones are either exercise apps, calorie counters, activity tracking apps, or some combination of all three. 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 more health style app lists linked up just below and throughout the article.


Fooducate

Price: Free / $74.99 / $4.99 per month
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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.
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Fooducate

Headspace

Price: Free / $12.99 per month
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Headspace is a meditation app. Hey, mental health is important too! Anyway, Headspace includes a variety of guided meditations, emergency SOS sessions for calming needs, and various programs to choose from based on your needs. It even sends you the occasional notification telling you to chill out and breathe a little a bit. We particularly liked that feature. The pro version is a little expensive but it does include more features. Calm, Let's Meditate, Prana Breath, and Aware are some more excellent meditation apps. We also have a full list linked up toward the end of this article.
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Headspace

Home Workout

Price: Free / $2.99
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Home Workout is the perfect health app for beginners. Wow that sounded like an advertisement, sorry about that! In any case, this app has a collection of workouts you can do at home with no equipment. That means the only thing between you and starting is a download button. Some of the exercise routines include warm-ups, stretching, weight training, strength training, and more. You also get video and animation guides, charts, and more tracking. It's really good, especially if you don't want to spend a ton of money on exercise equipment.
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Lifesum

Price: Free / $3.99-$6.99 per month / $44.99 per year
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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. It also includes niche things like micro tracking for those on specialized diets. 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.
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Lifesum

MyFitnessPal

Price: Free / $9.99 per month / $49.99 per year
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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.
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MyFitnessPal


MyTrainer Dasi

Price: Free
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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.
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MyTrainer Dasi

Runtastic Running and Fitness Tracker

Price: Free / $2.99-$4.97 per month (billed annually)
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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.
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Runtastic Running and Fitness Tracker

StrongLifts 5x5

Price: Free with in-app purchases
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StrongLifts 5x5 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.
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StrongLifts 5x5

Yoga Daily Fitness

Price: Free
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Yoga Daily Fitness is a good, simple yoga app. It features a variety of poses and exercises that can increase flexibility, core strength, and all kinds of other health benefits. This particular app has a few good daily routines to get you started. However, those really serious about yoga will eventually graduate to other, better apps. We only recommend this one first because its price tag is extremely manageable (free, at the time of this writing) and it's excellent for beginners. Pocket Yoga, Yoga Studio, and Down Dog are way better apps, but, again, they are mostly for people very serious about yoga.
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Yoga Daily Fitness

You Are Your Own Gym

Price: $4.99
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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.
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You Are Your Own Gym

Bonus: OEM health apps

Price: Free (usually)
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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.
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Bonus: OEM health apps

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!