...There's An App For That!I love using fitness, nutrition, and health apps because…let’s face it, they make my life a bit easier! They help me to track progress, change behaviors, and learn about new topics. They don’t break the bank and they are so easily accessible. Anything to add organization to my life is always welcomed. Below is a list of some of my favorite apps to help support your health and wellness efforts. 

Tracking & Accountability:


FunctionUnique Features


Google FitTracks your distance travelled, calories burned, and weight each dayConnects to a gmail account and will send you reminders to both phone and email if you have been inactive all dayFREE
MyFitness PalTracks weight, calories/macros, and cardio Has a database of over 5,000,000 foods—including some restaurants·    

Barcode scanner for easier tracking

Can store recipes to make tracking food easier and more accurate

Can pair with other fitness apps to better track your activity

Lose It!Tracks food intake and weight for free

With upgrade to premium version, tracks body fat, hydration, sleep, body measurements, blood glucose and blood pressure.

Allows you to connect with friends who also use Lose It!·         Pairs with other fitness apps to track your entire day

Barcode scanner for easier tracking

Premium version features challenges and groups to keep yourself motivated and accountable


FREEUpgrade to premium version for $39.99/year
PactTracks meals, cardio, and work outsYou can choose to wager money that you will hit your goals; those who do get paid those who don’t have to payFREE
ArgusPedometer, weight log, calorie counterTrack meals by taking pictures of them

Can connect with friends to keep accountable

Gives healthy recipe suggestions appropriate for the time of year

MovesTracks your activityFeatures a pedometer and accelerometer

Remembers the routes that you took for ease of passage


Exercise & Cardio:


FunctionUnique Features


Swork ItCardio, yoga, and exercise for all ages and in all settings Gives a list and videos of exercises for each muscle group, perfect for new comers in the gym

Has workouts to do everywhere, including in the office

Track your progress with an upgrade to the pro version.

FREEPro version: $3.99
Nike+ Training ClubGives workouts, tracks average calories burned Allows you to add friends

 Allows streaming of workout videos

 Gives general tips from professional athletes

Charity Miles Tracks distance and time for cardio workoutsDonates money to a charity of your choice for each mile that you runFREE
JEFIT  Lists thousands of exercises

 Allows to create exercise plans

Tracks progress

Allows you to connect with friends

 Shows animations of each exercise


Nutrition & Recipes:


FunctionUnique Features


Fit Men CookTeaches you to cook easy, affordable, and healthy recipes.Recipes all have videos showing how to make them

All recipes contain nutrition information

Recipes can be searched by ingredients or parameters such as vegan, low carb, etc.

Apple products only

FooducateTeaches you how to shop/what to shop for to make healthy decisions.·         Tracks both food intake and exerciseTake pictures of a food and get a grade of how healthy it is

 Fooducate community can post and answer questions

 With premium version, you can gain access to specialized meals for low carb, paleo, gluten-free, etc.

FreePremium upgrade for $14.99/year
YummlyRecipe, directions, and nutritional information on thousands of mealsAllows you to search with parameters such as gluten free, vegan etc.

Pairs with other apps such as MyFitnessPal, allowing you to add recipes onto them

Paprika Recipe Manager



Gives list of recipes and makes a grocery list based on what you chooseAdds nutritional information where applicable

Allows you to add custom recipes

Allows you to scale the recipe up or down

 Search for recipes by source, ingredient, or name

Health and Nutrition GuideOffers tips for health through the use of proper nutritionGives health tips such as weight loss for men and women, weight gain, and many more

Gives sources of many vitamins and minerals

Boasts home remedies for many common problems

Calorie and macronutrient requirements


Health Tools:


FunctionUnique Features


Runtastic Heart Rate MonitorMeasures heart rate with your phoneAllows you to track and analyze your heart rate history

Show your measurements in graphs to read easier

Blood Pressure CompanionTracks blood pressure, heart rate, and weight.

Just a log—need separate device to measure blood pressure.

Able to email results directly to your doctor

Gives min, max, and average measurements for easy reading