Our Favorite Health and Fitness Apps Right Now

October 18, 2017 - 3 minutes read

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Health and fitness apps are rapidly advancing in their capabilities. The ones you have downloaded on your phone may be outdated. Check out our current favorite apps that help you maintain a healthy lifestyle and peace of mind.

Count Your Steps
Pacer: Pedometer (iOS and Android)

No fancy Apple watch? No problem! This app is the same across both operating systems, and it’s rated highly across both app stores. This is a great way to dip your toes into health tracking. You may find yourself trying to beat yesterday’s step count!

Drink Your Water
Plant Nanny: Water Reminder (iOS and Android)

This app is a cute and simple way of keeping track of daily water intake. You’ll get a notification to drink up, and your little plant will grow and glow with your regular water intake. Drinking water has never been so fun! Thirsty yet?

Optimize Your Sleep
Calm: Meditate, Sleep, Relax (iOS and Android)

Calm is the app for sleeping and relaxation. They have a “Daily Calm” feature, so you can unwind before bed. The app also comes with Adult Bedtime stories, which are “guaranteed to lull you to sleep.” Give the meditation features on this app a try, too. Then check out the other great meditation app we found, below.

Give Your Brain a Break and Meditate
Headspace: Guided Meditation and Mindfulness (iOS and Android)

This app won an award from each app store, which is a feat in its own right. The app helps you organize the less quantitative aspects of your life, like stress, anxiety, and focus. The mobile app developers pulled no punches on aesthetics; Headspace uses charming cartoons and a soothing color scheme.

Find an Easy Hike Outside
AllTrails: Hiking, Trail Running, and Biking Trails (iOS and Android)

The San Francisco mobile app developers behind AllTrails really knocked this one out of the park. In addition to hiking, running, and biking, the user-submitted network of trails also includes off-road driving and cross-country skiing. Find an easy trail nearby that’s less than 0.5 miles with this app, and reconnect with nature.

Each of the apps above helps you handle a different aspect of your health in an easy, stress-free way. Whether you want a better night’s sleep or are looking for a new hiking trail, check each of them out. One of them may become your next favorite app.

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