5 of the Best Android Apps to Help You Trim Down and Stay Healthy

Advances in smartphone technology have done a lot for the end user. It’s now easier than ever to keep in contact with friends and family, get directions, and even find love. Included within this sphere of apps are health-related apps which are focused around getting, and keeping, you healthy. These can vary from exercise-based apps to ones that track your total calorie intake. Let’s take a look at some examples of Android apps and how they can help you trim down.

1. Couch to 5k


A relatively famous exercise regimen is the Couch to 5K plan. This one aims to get people from a totally sedentary lifestyle to running a full five-kilometer distance by slowly ramping up the activity over a period of weeks. There are various exercise aids you can take with you which remind you when to go from a run to a walk and back again, and the Couch to 5K app is no exception. This app gives prompts on when to stop and start and even features music to listen to as you run.

2. Calorie Counter


From the people at MyNetDiary comes Calorie Counter, a great way to keep on top of what you eat. It contains a database of foods which can be searched to see just how many calories each one has. If you’re in the store and deciding between two items, the barcode scanner on Calorie Counter can fetch the information you need quickly. It also keeps track of your steps and can upload all relevant data to services such as FitBit.

3. Home Workout


If you’re new to exercise and stuck for ideas, Home Workout is a great way to get started. This handy app details a variety of different exercises for you to try, so you can choose how you want to train. Each exercise has animations and a description on how to get started, leaving the guesswork out of the exercise. Home Workout’s best feature is probably the ability to choose an area you want to train and get a full exercise regimen, complete with timings so you can exercise along with it.

4. Freeletics


If you want exercise ideas that require nothing but your body, then Freeletics is ideal. This app gives you plenty of exercise inspiration that doesn’t require any additional tools or equipment to perform. You can manually set your goals in the app, including specifying designated exercise days. It even comes with a “2×2” option which gives you exercises that can be performed in a 2×2 area. It’s perfect for those who don’t have a lot of room to run and jump around in!

5. MyPlate Calorie Tracker


MyPlate Calorie Tracker is a great tool if you have a specific calorie intake goal in mind. This app allows you to set a goal that you must not go over during the day. You can then use the app’s large food database to add your meals and snacks and measure how you’re doing with your calorie goal. It also comes with its own community where you can share success stories and snacking woes with fellow dieters!

Food for Thought

With apps becoming part of our daily lives, it’s only natural that health-related services have taken to the app store. Now you know of some of the best health apps out there, whether you want to do push-ups or keep track of all the sweets you’re eating.

Do you have any health apps you’d recommend? Sound off below!

Simon Batt Simon Batt

Simon Batt is a Computer Science graduate with a passion for cybersecurity.