8 Apps to Help You Stay Healthy

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The world today offers thousands of apps. Among the many available, there are plenty to choose from that can help you stay healthy, leading to a more productive you. Here are eight apps worthy of a closer look because of their innovation and efficiency.

Apps for Weight Loss

If you’re working to lose a few pounds or are watching your calorie intake, the right app can help you tremendously. Tracking your progress allows for a greater chance of success.

Lose It!

Lose It! adds several beneficial components to your weight loss plan. You can plan meals, keep track of food intake and find new recipes to try. Enter some information about yourself and your goals, and the Lose It! app provides you with a personal weight loss plan. One of the biggest benefits to using this app is the progress-tracking feature.

My FitnessPal

My FitnessPal allows you to track your food intake and track it often. Add your favorite foods and recipes on the app and keep them together in one place. You can also record workouts. When you enter information about the foods you eat, the app calculates your total calories for the day. It reminds you of how many you should eat in order to meet your requirements each day.

Apps for Staying Fit

Getting proper exercise is an important part of staying healthy. Whether it’s going to the gym or going for a run, these apps can help you get the most out of your workout.

Six Pack App

If you’re working to get toned and have defined abs, Six Pack is for you. It offers different exercises to help strengthen your core. There are step-by-step instructions for exercise routines that benefit different areas of your body such as abs, legs, chest, shoulders and back. The app guides you through workouts and increases in intensity as you make progress.

Workout Trainer

If you’re looking for a way to mix up your exercise routine, Workout Trainer is a good place to start. It offers many workouts to choose from, which include a variety of activities like yoga and weightlifting.

Workout Trainer provides instructions for each exercise, as well as photos and videos. It’s especially useful for people who want to exercise without the equipment. You can track progress, share workouts with friends and play music while you exercise.

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Apps for Medical Needs

We can never completely plan for things that are out of our control. But medical apps can help in the unfortunate event of an emergency. There are also medical apps to help you stay prepared.

Pocket First Aid & CPR

If you find yourself in a situation where you need to perform CPR and aren’t sure of what to do, the American Heart Association’s Pocket First Aid & CPR app can help. It provides clear instructions that can help you save a life. It also provides useful videos and illustrations.

Period Tracker Lite

Women know the menstrual cycle can be confusing. With Period Tracker Lite, you can track ovulation and menstruation. It also allows you to log your moods and symptoms and lets you know when you’re fertile. Period Tracker Lite is password protected.

Apps for Healthy Sleeping

Getting a good night’s sleep is also important to staying healthy. Luckily a few innovative apps help make sure you’re sleeping well.

Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock

With this app you can track your sleep patterns. You can add notes about how you’re sleeping and receive analysis on which nights you slept best. It tracks how long you’re in each sleep phase and wakes you up during your lightest sleep phase, which can help you feel your best in the morning.

Sleep Genius

This app has features to give you the best night’s sleep. It’s capable of tracking sleep patterns as well as power naps. Each part of the app has its own customizable function to give you the best sleep results.

Health + Apps = Productivity

Take advantage of mobile apps that can help you stay healthy. No matter what you use, there’s no denying that apps come with the potential for a more productive life.

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Kayla Matthews is the editor of Productivity Bytes and a regular contributor to VentureBeat, Motherboard, MakeUseOf and Inc.com. Follow her on Twitter to read her latest posts.

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