The Best Health & Fitness Apps of 2018

When it comes to having a successful plan to cultivate good habits, finding the right tools to use is of the utmost importance. That is where health and fitness apps come in; depending on their various functions, they can help you to better track your accomplishments and gauge your wellness practices and fitness progress.

To better help you find the right app for your individual needs, we’ve put together this quick and easy list of the top best health and fitness apps currently on the market! 

Sleep Cycle

What is it: 

This revolutionary new app allows your phone to analyze your sleep cycles in order to wake you at the opportune moment - the lightest part of your sleep cycle, so that you get up feeling refreshed and well-rested. 

Sleep Cycle works by using the accelerometer inside your smartphone (the part that knows when you turn it sideways) to detect your movements as you sleep, so that no wearable devices are needed to track your sleep pattern. 

Available on:

AppStore & GooglePlay

Happify

What is it:

Happify is a longstanding Zenkle Box favorite! This app is designed to help relieve stress and anxiety. It works by first having you answer some questions about yourself. Once that’s complete, it will offer you a few different options to choose from when it comes to bettering your quality of life.

Each option will suggest simple tasks for you to complete; there are numerous activities that you can do, ranging from games to play, meditation exercises to try, or even writing assignments that can help you sort out your thoughts and feelings. Ultimately, the goal is to bring users greater happiness and positivity.

Highly recommend to use Happify with our monthly Zenkle Box, to build a well-lived healthy life! 

Available on:

AppStore & GooglePlay

Calm

What is it: 

This app is geared towards meditation and mindfulness. The goal of Calm app is to help bring greater clarity, joy, and peace to our everyday life. The world is often noisy and hectic enough, Calm is here to help you relax your body and mind with meditation guides, breathing exercises and sleep improvement techniques.

Available on:

AppStore & GooglePlay

Headspace

What is it:

Another app with a strong focus on meditation, this one puts a fun spin on it by using cheerful cartoon illustrations to explain the meditation process and its principles. It’s a popular choice for people who are new to meditation, thanks to its simple but comprehensive guides.

Available on:

AppStore & GooglePlay

7 Minute Workout

What is it:

7 Minute Workout encourages you to do easy but effective workouts every day to improve your health and wellness. The app provides the best exercises for working professionals who may not have time to hit the gym. You can do a quick-fit workout anytime anywhere. Each workout only takes 7 minutes. The 7 Minute Workout app has been highlighted by the New York Times as offering "maximum results with minimal investment".

Available on:

AppStore & GooglePlay

Sworkit

What is it: 

More than just a 7-minute workout, Sworkit is designed to help fitness enthusiast better understand how to workout effectively and safely, by providing simple workout videos that guides your own exercises. You can also use Sworkit to craft a personalized fitness plan that suits your needs - choose the length of your workout, from 5 minutes to 1 hour, then the app fills that time with the type of exercises (strength, cardio, etc) you requested.

Available on:

AppStore & GooglePlay

Daily Yoga

What is it: 

The best app for Yoga lovers as it comes with the largest yoga pose base! 

Daily Yoga has more than 100 yoga and meditation classes to help people from all levels. New to yoga? no worries, you don't have to pay for a gym membership to learn. The app offers thoughtful series of beginner-friendly tutorials to help you find a different and better self in only 2 weeks.

Available on:

AppStore & GooglePlay

MyFitnessPal

What is it: 

MyFitnessPal is designed to supplement a workout regimen. It's not only a fitness app that guides you on productive workout, it can also serve as a calorie counter, diet tracker, and fitness journal. 

Available on:

AppStore & GooglePlay

Daily Water

What is it: 

What if there's someone/something that reminds you to stay hydrated? Daily Water is useful for making sure you drink enough water - the healthiest beverage in the world. When used, it can give you suggestions for when to drink more water based upon your body specifications. Stay hydrated by recording your water intake on Daily Water! 

Available on:

Different versions available on both AppStore and GooglePlay, serving the same purpose. This one we recommend is produced by Maxwell Software.

LifeSum

What is it: 

Finding the right diet or exercise isn’t rocket science, take the right action can seem like it. Focusing on healthy eating and dieting, LifeSum is great for creating personalized diet plans, obtaining nutritional advice, and finding new healthy recipes. It also functions as a food diary and help you to track your daily calories. 

Available on:

AppStore & GooglePlay