Weekly Round Up:Top Health & Fitness apps in United States

1. FitBit:

fitbitAlthough the Fitbit app is primarily designed for Fitbit wearable activity tracker, but it also works a solid standalone fitness tracker app. In addition to syncing with Fitbit’s line of exercise trackers, the app can also use your smartphone’s sensors as a pedometer to record your steps taken daily, use GPS to track walking and running routes. The app also includes a food log for tracking nutrition, with a barcode scanner or a caloric estimator. Social features such as leaderboards and challenges round out the features.

Available: iOS/Andriod

 

2. Calories Counter  – MyFitnessPal:

calories-myfitnesspalLose weight with MyFitnessPal, the world’s most popular health and fitness app! With the largest food database by far (over 6,000,000 foods), our amazingly fast and easy to use calorie counter help you take those extra pounds off!.Its  users have lost almost 200 MILLION POUNDS combined! .

Calories Counter is famous because of few reasons like: It connects with over 50 devices and apps including Fitbit, Jawbone UP, Garmin, MapMyFitness, Runkeeper, Strava, Runtastic, Misfit, Withings, Healthkit, and more!

Available: iOS/Andriod

 

3. Lose it!:

LoseItIconLargeAn invaluable tool for reaching your weight-loss goals, Lose It! tracks your meals, exercise, and nutrition. Documenting food is effortless with its built-in barcode scanner, searchable list of common grocery items, and database of popular restaurant meals’ nutritional facts. Plus, Lose It! offers head-to-head, team, and group-based challenges. Compete with each other or work together toward a common goal.The fact about Lose it is – around 25 million people have lost 44 million pounds !.

Lose it integrates data from Withings Body Scale, Fitbit Aria Body Scale, Nike+ Fuelband, Jawbone Up, Misfit Shine , Nike+ Running App, Withings Blood Pressure Monitor, Microsoft Health etc.

Available: iOS/Andriod

 

4. Nike+ Running:

Nike+Running-logoThe Nike+ Running App tracks your runs and helps you reach your goals — whether it’s running your first race, or setting a new personal record. From first-time runners to marathon veterans, you’ll get the measurement and motivation you need to run farther and faster than ever before.

The app can tell you who among your friends who are logging the most runs & miles. Then motivates you to beat that record. The app accurately records your runs, distance, pace, and time through your phones GPS and accelerometer.

Available: iOS/Andriod

 

5. Calm:

Calm

Calm – a simple app that will help you meditate, sleep, relax and much more. By downloading this app, you’ll discover how meditation can improve your mood – and your life. This app is featured in the New York Times and LifeHacker, that will bring more clarity, joy, and peace of mind into your life, at work or at home.

 

Available: iOS/Andriod.