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8 brilliant lifestyle apps that will improve your health - 8 Brilliant Lifestyle Apps That Will Improve Your Health

Keeping fit and healthy when you’ve got a thousand other things on your plate can feel like something of a trial. Luckily, according to a recent study by the Journal of Medical Internet Research, using health and fitness apps might just be the answer. A massive 75% of people who used these apps reported being ‘more active’ in their lifestyle since they began using them.

If you happen to be looking for a quick lifestyle boost, you may just have found it. Since there are more than 1,000 different exercise apps for smartphones, you may not know where to start. Well, we’ve sought out the creme de la creme for you right here. Check out these eight healthy lifestyle apps for yourself.

1.  Nudge

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If you feel as though you need a little ‘nudge’ to remind you to keep to your health goals, here it is. This simple app links with your other fitness apps to let you know when you’re falling behind. What’s more, you can challenge your friends and family too.

2.  MyFitnessPal

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Fitness is not merely about what you eat or what you do; it’s an entire way of life. That’s just what the MyFitnessPal app is all about. This one helps you count your daily calories and monitor how active you are for a full breakdown of your health.

3.  Waterlogged

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You’ve likely heard it a thousand times before now, but we could all do with drinking more water on a daily basis. Not nearly enough of us remember to stay hydrated. That’s where Waterlogged can help. The app reminds you to gulp down as much as possible every day.

4.  Spotify Running

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Okay… We cheated! This one is actually a feature within an app rather than an app in its own right. Still, it’s well worth using if you’re hoping to get on the running trend. The neat feature tailors beats to your activity style for the best possible workout experience.

5.  ShopWell

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When you head off to do your grocery shopping, you likely don’t give more than a second thought to what you buy. After all, we all get into the habit of just reaching for the same old products. But wait a minute, how do you know what’s in them? The ShopWell app allows you to scan your favorite foodie treats and find out just how healthy they really are.

6.  Fooducate

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Much like the ShopWell app, Fooducate helps you to truly understand what’s in the products you eat on a day to day basis. Just scan the barcode on the packet and this little app will let you know what nutrients and fats are in it. Because, let’s be real here, knowing what you’re really eating is half the battle.

7.  HealthyOut

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It’s all very well monitoring what you eat at home, but what about when you eat out? HealthyOut gives you all the dietary information you could possibly need before choosing what to eat. Where most restaurants lack this nutritional information, this app picks up the slack.

8.  The Johnson and Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout

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Finally, let’s talk about the days when you don’t quite make it down to the gym. What do you do? Well, you can still get a boost of cardio workout in the comfort of your own home. Seven has a preloaded seven-minute workout for you to try, which includes everything from push-ups to jumping jacks. Genius.

Which app are you most excited to try?

{Editor’s Note: This post is not sponsored by or affiliated with any of the brands or businesses mentioned in this post.}

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Charlotte Grainger

Charlotte Grainger is a freelance writer and digital journalist. Her main areas of interest are health, lifestyle, and relationships. When she’s not writing, she loves reading, gymming, and socializing.

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