Top 20 Health and Fitness Mobile Apps: iPhone vs. Android

Those involved in health care professions know how important it is to maintain proper health and fitness. Your health is important to your longevity, as well as to your overall well being — and even your happiness. With increased technology it is possible to improve your health and fitness with the help of mobile applications.

Among the most popular devices for practical applications are the iPhone and devices that run Android. If you are running one of these systems, you can take health and fitness help with you wherever you go, providing you with a little health care guidance. Here are the top 20 health and fitness mobile apps, 10 from iPhone and 10 from Android:

iPhone Health and Fitness Applications

Everyone seems to get excited about the iPhone. You can use a number of different apps for different purposes, including health and fitness.

  1. Lose It!: This iPhone app is perfect for those looking to get healthier by losing weight. You can find calorie counts for hundreds of foods, including popular restaurant choices. Enter physical activities and see how many calories you are burning. Helps you set weight loss goals, and then track your progress. A great health and fitness app. Cost: Free
  2. iBody: If you are looking for a way to keep track of health and fitness factors for your body, iBody is a great choice. You can track your blood pressure, and make weight loss goals. Record your pulse rate so that you are working out in an area of maximum effectiveness. Cost: $9.99
  3. deftFitness: Learn how to work specific body parts with different exercises for all areas of your body. Find out how you can work different muscle groups, and see pictures to help you do the exercise right. Cost: $0.99
  4. iFitness: Another great app that helps you get in — and stay in — shape. There are more than 160 exercise that help you keep up with your routine, avoiding weight loss plateaus. Create customized workouts and track your progress. Cost: $1.99
  5. iStayFit: Another great choice for helping you design your own workout program. Animated images help you see exactly how to perform different exercises, so that you do them properly. Cost: $9.99
  6. Gym Buddy: Keep track of your gym workouts. Set specific goals and put together a plan to follow while you are at the gym. Cost: $2.99
  7. iTreadmill: If you want to keep track of your steps, speed and calories burned, this iPhone app is a great resource. It also includes your strike rate. Keep track of your fitness and more with this portable “treadmill.” Cost: $0.99
  8. Nutrition Menu: Get everything you need in terms of nutrition information on more than 79,000 items. Offers you access to one of the best nutritional databases out there — all at your fingertips. Cost: $2.99
  9. GoodFoodNearYou: If you are in a new place, and looking for something that’s healthy to eat, this iPhone app can help. Uses GPS to help you find good restaurants — no matter where you are. Cost: Free
  10. EatRight 90: This amazing nutrition log will help you create a health diet that ensure that you get the right nutrition for optimal health and fitness. Perfect for those interested in creating 90 plans with specific health goals. Cost: $1.99

Android Health and Fitness Applications

Many people are starting to appreciate phones running Android more and more. If you have a phone running the Android operating system, here are some great apps for your health and fitness.

  1. Endomondo Sports Tracker: If you like to do your exercising outside, this Android app is for you. Helps you keep track of distance and speed, and helps you map out a route, whether you are skating, cycling, jogging or walking. Can also sync up a playlist to match your route. Cost: Free
  2. AllSport GPS: Another great tracker to help you keep track of calories burned, speed, time and more. Download routes, and use GPS to keep track of your outdoor fitness routine. Great for sharing workouts with friends and family. Cost: $9.99
  3. FitSync: Get free workout ideas and track your fitness progress. Schedule workouts and add custom exercises. A simple way to keep on track with your fitness program. Cost: $2.99
  4. Beer Gut Fitness: Figure out how to burn off that alcohol you’ve been consuming. Shares how many calories are in different drinks, and then tells you what types of exercise you can do to burn off those calories. Cost: $0.99
  5. Racing for CardioTrainer: Motivational Android app that encourages you to beat your last running time. A great training app that can help you get in good shape — and improve against yourself. Cost: $2.99
  6. Absolute Fitness: Great all in one Android app that helps you set fitness goals, put together a personalized workout, and keep track of calorie intake. Includes nutrition data for a number of different foods and drinks, and helps you keep track of where you are at with cholesterol, sodium, protein and more. Cost: $4.99
  7. Food & Nutrition: A great Android app that provides you with information on different foods and diet. Get information and more about thousands of food options. Educational and easy to use. Learn to make better eating decisions for better health. Cost: Free
  8. Fast Food Calorie Counter: Want to improve your health by eating better away from home? This app helps you see exactly what you are eating when you go out, and provides you with information that can help you mitigate some of the dangerous calorie counts associated with fast food. Cost: $1.99
  9. Soleil Organics: If you want to increase your health by buying organic, this Android app is for you. Educates you on food labeling, and helps you analyze your shopping choices. A great tool for when you are shopping for healthier options. Cost: $0.99
  10. Sleep Music: One of the most important things you can do for your health is to get the proper amount of sleep. Good sleep will help you feel more energetic, and can even aid in weight loss. If you have difficulty relaxing and falling asleep, this Android app can help you. Designed to help you avoid insomnia, you can listen to soothing music and fall asleep. Cost: Free
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