Five of the best health apps free for you

Five of the best health apps free for you

 

5 Health and Fitness Apps which are FREE

I bet you are carrying your phone with you everywhere ?! that means even to the gym, bike ride, or on your long jog ! so instead of carrying a dead weight why not turn it into an effective tool or training companion ?

According to a recent study, those who use a fitness app are more likely to stick to their training when compared to nonusers.

But with hundreds of apps available, and new ones popping up daily, how do you pick one?

We have selected 5 hand-picked, free, health apps which we think are the most effective.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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SWORKIT offers a library of videos of exercises. The exercises are demonstrated by professional trainers and athletes. The library has more than 200 types of exercises and with 13 million users it is expected to keep growing. There is also a specialised app for kids.

You can choose from the standard workouts or customise your own by picking and choosing depending on the length and areas you want to focus on.

  • Available on IOS and Android
  • Integration with other Apps
  • Basic version is FREE
  • Premium (paid) version available
My Fitness Pal

MyFitnessPal has been ranked consistently as one of the best health and fitness apps for many years. Recently it has partnered with UnderArmour.

MyFitnessPal is an easy to use calorie and step counter. They simplify the calorie counting exercise by giving you access to a database of more than 5 million foods so you do not have to research how much calories you are eating. They have also added a barcode reader to simplify even further the process.

  • Available on IOS and Android
  • Can be integrated with other fitness apps
  • There is a FREE version
  • There is also a Premium (paid) version
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Do you like to listen to music whilst training? Then FIT Radio is the app for you. Fit Radio is a music streaming app which specializes in music mixes that maintain a consistent tempo and beat. You can browse through an extensive playlist categorised by genre, DJ or by the type of workout (Spin, Zumba, Yoga etc.)

The app is free, but the free version only allows you to choose one genre and a few mixes. The paid version allows access to more than 25 genre and stations, and unlimited skips too.

  • Available on IOS and Android
  • Basic version is FREE
  • Premium (paid) version available
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If you’re looking to get started with running, this is the app for you. There are lots of versions of the Couch to 5km programs for iOS and for Android but this ‘C25K’ is the one we recommend.
This app will help you run a 5Km in just 30 minutes a day, three days a week for eight weeks. To keep you motivated you can share your progress with friends and family on social media and ask them to support you. The in-app metrics show you week over week your progress on distance and pace in an easy graphical manner to help you analyse you progress.

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Do you want to add some fun to the boring treadmill runs? Then this is the app for you !

Run through videos of beautiful locations and also see avatars of other people from around the world who are running the same route.

The app tracks your speed, pace and distance and you can save your running statistics after the workout.

  • Available on IOS. Android Coming soon
  • Basic version is FREE
  • In App purchases for additional locations
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