6 of the Best Health and Fitness Apps

Health & Fitness / Stories / January 15, 2015

Apps featured include Couch-to-5K, WalkLogRun, Fitocracy, Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker, PaceDJ, and Substitutions.

Couchto5k copyCouch-to-5k

The 5K® training app from Active.com! has helped thousands of new runners move from the couch to the finish line. Spend just 20 to 30 minutes, three times a week, for nine weeks, and you’ll be ready to finish your first 5K!

WalkJogRun copyWalkJogRun Running Routes

This massive database includes 1.5 million shared routes – from mile sprints to 45-mile endurance runs. The GPS tracker offers nine map types, including versions of Apple and Google maps, plus you can save and share new routes and try the built-in training programs.

FitocracyFitocracy

Hate working out? Turn it into a game! Fitocracy has successfully combined all the fun of an online video game with a motivating workout program. Like any great video game, this one has a few enemies you have to defeat — namely, body fat and weak muscles.

Calorie Counter Diet TrackerCalorie Counter & Diet Tracker

This massive database of more than three million foods lets you track the calories, fat, carbs, and cholesterol in just about everything you eat. It also offers more than 350 cardio and strength training exercises to help you trim down and tone up.

pacedjPaceDJ

PaceDJ lets you set a target pace and then rolls out song after song from your library to match your tempo. All you have to do is keep your feet moving!

Substitutions copySubstitutions

Modify your favorite recipes with healthier ingredients. Substitutions offers a straightforward list of “substitutions” for 400-plus ingredients to remove some of the fat, sodium, gluten, or anything else you’d like to avoid.


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