Google stated 2014 as the year of the fitness apps, showing that health and fitness apps were the fastest growing app category. According to a report published by the mHealth App Developer Economics, the global health and fitness apps market is worth $4 billion and is estimated to increase to $26 billion by the year 2017.
Making a good use of these apps, health for fitness companies have released many apps targeting specific areas related to health, nutrition, fitness, weight loss, calorie counter etc.
Here is a rundown of the 10 best health and fitness apps:
1. Nike+Training club
Having personally used this app, it has got all the right settings for you to get started with. It offers over 100 workouts by their master trainers. It has special features which allow you to build your own crew and choose the workout level you are comfortable with.
2. Strava Running and Cycling GPS
If you are a serious runner or cyclist then this app is your best bet. It allows you to track your activity, keep a training log, and compete with other members of the community. It works with all the GPS running watches, cycling computers, and activity trackers.
3. Daily Yoga
It's your very own, personal yoga trainer and is completely free. With over 50 instructional videos and 500 poses, it also has live voice guide and soothing music.
4. MySugr Diabetes Logbook
It is the most popular diabetes logbook app in six countries. Optimized for the type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It has additional report formats like PDF and Excel. It has web importer and analysis along with unlimited blood glucose scanning, insightful data analysis and even exciting challenges for personal therapy goals.
This app has a purpose for every part of your day. It does everything from tracking your weight to helping you achieve your weight goal. It tracks exercise, allows sharing of exercise and maintains the routine via the Exercise Calendar.
It has the Calorie Counter and a huge database of 6,000,000 food items. It allows you to connect with over 50 apps including Fitbit, Strava, Garmin, JawboneUp etc. and has a barcode scanner that allows you to track your food.
You can easily save on medicine and lab tests with this app. It was rated one of the best “Made in India” apps by Apple in 2014. It is also the top-rated app in the medical category for Android and iOS. It offers information on medicines and their cheaper substitutes, gives health tips written by expert doctors, and shows side effects of medicines.
8. Argus Heath and Calorie Counter
Don't you just love it when an app does everything for you? The app measures calorie intake and is equipped with a bar code scanner, offers personalized weight loss plans, sleep tracker, 24*7 pedometer without eating up excessive battery. It also offers a global community to share and communicate with other like-minded people.
Fitocracy helps you yield the fitness sword to slay the dragon of laziness. It uses social networking and quests to bring out the ‘fitocratic' in you. The workouts are always synced between the web and Android app by signing up at their website. You also have the option to automatically post your progress on Facebook and Twitter.
Sworkit offers personalized workout videos by personal trainers from strength, cardio, yoga, and stretching. It stands for “Simply Work It.” It combines interval training with randomized exercises. It has over 13 million users and also has a special version for kids.