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Blog Homepage > 10 Surprisingly Brilliant Health Apps for Your Phone

24/03/15

We’re all getting more and more health-conscious these days! To help your healthy lifestyle along its path, we’ve put together a list of some great health apps to help you be at your best.

1. Symple

Symple is an easy to use symptom tracker. This will help you to monitor or find the cause of sudden pains. It lets you track up to twenty symptoms as well as attach notes and photos and record any variables. There’s an easy export option too, so if you’ve got an appointment with your doctor, you’ll have all your info ready to go.

2. Luminosity

Luminosity is one of the many health apps that aim to make brain training fun. The games are challenging without ever getting too difficult, while still maintaining a sense of fun. Train your memory and attention, or personalise your training program to cater more specifically to what you’d like to improve. As with many of the health apps, there’s a handy progress tracking option so you can really see your improvements over time.

3. Gain Fitness

Gain Fitness is a personal trainer health app that’s stocked with over 1,300 exercises, HD images, and step-by-step voice commands. Gain Fitness is a personal trainer for your phone: tell it your fitness goals and this health app will put you on the path to accomplishing them.

4. Argus

Argus is for health app users who are into monitoring and tracking their lifestyle. Argus monitors everything from steps and bites to snores and weight loss. It’s also got a really funky feedback system to help you improve your health goals and general wellbeing. Argus is about as good as it gets for a free health app.

5. RunKeeper

RunKeeper is a nifty organisational health app. While it won’t get you out running, it will collate all your running stats into one intuitive interface. As with many of these health apps, the data is gathered into charts so you can track your progress. If you’re feeling social, RunKeeper has a feature to take and share photos too.

6. MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal is catered more towards the health-food or diet conscious of health apps users. The app is one of the most popular calorie trackers, mostly due to its huge database of over three million foods—alongside an added cardio and strength training tracker.

MyFitnessPal stands out from other similar health apps because of the feature that lets users enter their own recipes and calculate the nutritional content.

7. Fooducate

Fooducate is an interesting tool for anyone who is health-conscious as it takes the barcode of an item and pulls up the true nutritional value. If you’re not sure whether Item A is healthier than Item B, whip out your phone, open Fooducate, scan the barcode, and voila! Pretty cool for a free health app!

8. Lift

Lift is your very own phone-sized life coach. Lift creates customised plans to help you get to where you want to be in your life. Initially, Lift was a straight-up tracking app, but now its focus is very much on creating a community of users who will inspire themselves and each other to lead healthy, happier lives.

9. Headache Diary

If you’re unfortunate enough to suffer headaches, you’ll know how detrimental they can be. Headache Diary, as the name suggests, is a health app focused on identifying triggers that might be causing your headaches or making them worse. By keeping notes on food, symptoms, location, and duration, you can help your doctor diagnose and treat your reccurring headaches.

10. Motion 24/7 Sleeptracker

There are heaps of different sleep tracking apps available on the market, but Motion 24/7 was the first to integrate with iOS’s Healthkit update, which gives it its place on our list. Motion 24/7 monitors your sleep, as well as your snoring and heart rate. Why would anyone want to monitor their sleep? Logging enough hours of sleep every night is vital to our health. As much as it’s about quantity, it’s also about quality: sometimes we can get plenty of sleep but wake up feeling lethargic. Using a health app like Motion 24/7 can help you track and regulate your sleeping patterns so you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on a new day.

 

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