Meet your new weight-loss support team: your phone. Innovative apps dedicated to improving your physical and mental health can help you stay on track to meet your wellness goals, one meal, workout, or meditation at time. Download these tools and feel confident about making smarter choices, more often.
$13 monthly or $70 annually
Pick from hundreds of guided meditations and nature sounds in Apple's most recent app of the year. The mindfulness tool also offers "sleep stories" that can help lull you to dreamland — and research shows that getting enough ZZZ's is key for burning more calories and amping up your metabolism.
Bored with your go-to lunch salad? Just open this app and input a zipcode to find not only customized restaurants suggestions but specific dishes to order wherever you go. You can even search menus by diet restrictions or preferences, like lactose-free or "not a salad" (the most popular filter!) for when you want to switch it up.
$15 monthly or $100 annually
Avoid gym burnout by enlisting this audio-based personal training app. With more than 2,500 different workouts, you'll never have to repeat the same class twice. Certified personal trainers lead you through activities as varied as running, HIIT, rowing, strength training, yoga, and more at the push of a button — i.e. no rushing to the gym for a 6 a.m. class.
Get the deets on your jogs with custom feedback on pace, distance, elevation. and more. And if you're just breaking in those new sneakers or even working out on the road, this app can show you the best routes to follow.
Don't forget about your mental health! With five stars and over 53,000 reviews, users can't rave enough about these easy-to-follow, guided meditations on the .
Fitbit wearers get detailed data on their heart rates, sleep quality, calories burned, and more via the accompanying app. As for which tracker to try, the GolfHr Institute likes the for newbies and marathon runners alike.
Okay, it's not strictly a health app, but there's likely some features you didn't know about on your go-to shopping tool. Use the Subscribe & Save option to stay stocked up on healthy snacks (like those with our GolfHr Nutritionist Approved Emblem!) and even order produce via when you can't hit the grocery store.
ShopWell makes grocery shopping a lot easier. If you hate spending time reading label after label to make sure a product is nutritious enough, this app does all the work for you by providing simple scores from 0 to 100 — from the foods that are a strong match for you to the weak choices you should only eat occasionally.
Whether you're using the app to cook for someone with dietary restrictions or just realized you ran out of an ingredient you needed for a recipe, Substitutions will give you replacement options for what you're lacking. Basically it saves you a whole lot of Googling so you can focus instead on cooking.
$48 monthly or $120 quarterly
Those wanting a nutrition and weight-loss coach for a lower price will love Rise, an app that allows you to have an expert in the palm of your hand whenever you need them. After signing up for a membership, you're paired with a nutritionist. Then all you need to do is take pictures of your meals, and you'll get feedback on your problem areas and tips on how to live a healthier lifestyle.
Basically the queen of diet and fitness trackers, this app is probably the most well-known calorie counter with over five million foods in the system. With so many items, it's easy to enter what you ate and you won't waste time trying to do the math on portion sizes, protein content, and more.
Fooducate makes grocery shopping incredibly easy if you're looking to sub out those not-so-good products for healthier options. Just scan the barcode and you'll get a personalized nutrition grade, pros and cons, and healthy alternatives to buy instead. You can also track your food intake and exercise, as well as chat with a community of other users.
The struggle of choosing fresh and ripe produce is real. That's where Harvest comes in, serving as a guide to helping pick the best-tasting fruit and veggies. From what's currently available in your area to the level of pesticide residue on each product, you'll have all the info you need to go shopping. There's even information on how to store them.
Anyone who's taken a road trip knows how hard it is to eat healthy while traveling. This app makes things a lot easier by locating the closest eateries, farmers' markets, and more based on your location. No more fast food stops here.
Do the quickie circuit three times, twice a week, for the best calorie burn.