Now that we are in the day and age of the smart phone, just about anything you can think of is some type of app. Things that used to be difficult or take up a lot of time are now easily done with a touch of a button. This makes living a healthy lifestyle easier than ever. App developers have thought about almost everything that you may need to keep fit, eat healthy, and even sleep better. These are some of the best apps that can help you get and stay healthy.


This particular app helps you lose weight, watch what you eat, track your activities, and even see how your friends are doing. With this free app, you get a free online membership and access to a food database of over 1 million foods and their nutritional information. When you first download this app and set up your membership, you are asked to fill out information about your current weight, height, age, what weight you would like to get down to, and how many pounds a week you would like to lose. Based on this information, MyFitnessPal tells you what your daily caloric intake should be. This app is easy to use, free, and available for 4G phones like the iPhone and Android.

Workout Trainer

Workout Trainer helps you get in shape by using thousands of free work out programs. This free app gives you access to different work out programs, demonstrations, and challenges to keep you in shape. You can listen to the audio instructions for work outs, or play your favorite music during your work out. Workout Trainer will also show you how many calories you have burned for your work out, schedule workouts and reminders for the week, and you can share it with your Twitter followers or Facebook friends. This is a free app available through iTunes and Goggle Play.


If you haven’t been feeling too well and want to check your symptoms, then iTriage is great for you. This free app allows you to check your symptoms and see what the possible conditions are. It can also help you find a doctor, hospital, or emergency room near you. This can be a helpful app if you travel and need this information at your fingertips. iTriage is available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, and Android tablets.

Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock

One key factor to a healthy life is getting enough sleep. The Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock is designed to analyze you sleep patterns and then wake you at your lightest sleep phase. With this app, you can set the alarm through the app, then place the phone in your bed near you. Then the bio-alarm clock monitors your sleep patterns and awakes you at your lightest sleep phase so you wake up naturally feeling relaxed and rested. This app is available for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. It is a little pricey at $9.99, but you can purchase the light version for only $0.99.