AH Awards 2014: Best Health App Of The Year


With Christmas now come and gone, you might have stocked up on a few more calories this month. All that turkey and sweets does take its toll. If that is the case, then as January rolls through, you might be on the lookout for a new workout and exercise routine. Well, with the advancements in android apps, health apps can now offer you a far more interactive exercising experience. Here is our pick of the year's best health apps for android.

Winner: Jillian Michaels Slim-Down

jillian_michaelsJillian Michaels is no stranger to fitness. If you have ever watched either 'The Biggest Loser' or 'Losing It With Jillian' then you will know Jillian Michaels and her no-holds-barred approach to exercise loss. Well, if you are in the market to lose a few pounds yourself (or even to keep your already in-shape body, in shape), then you should give Jillian Michaels Slim-Down android app a try. Michael's app is extremely well designed and offers users a very hands-on approach. As well a number of specially designed exercises, there is a good selection of accompanying videos starring Jillian Michaels. In addition to the more mainstream exercise and video selection, the android app also contains additional features to help you further lose and maintain weight loss. These include a calorie counter and a monitoring journal which allows you to keep track of your calorie input. If the type of foods you eat is the issue, then there is also a meal section which offers planned meals and recipe ideas. For the more tech focused, Jillian Michaels Slim-Down is already compatible with Android Wear offering those who use Wear, additional compatibility and function. If you haven't already tried Slim-Down then the app is available to download now from the Play Store.

Runner Up: Calorie Counter – MyFitnessPal

my_fitness_palThose of you interested in android apps designed for exercise and fitness, might not need an introduction to Calorie Counter – MyFitnessPal. For those new to the app, Calorie Counter is an excellent tool for monitoring all your daily intakes. The android app contains one of the largest databases of calorie information, offering users an unrivalled approach to exacting those calories. Anyone in fitness will tell you, the more precise you are with calories you intake, the better the chance you will have of losing weight. If you have tried other calorie counters and they have not worked out, then you should consider giving this one a go. The app offers a more enhanced look at calorie counting, offers users the ability to scan barcodes to retrieve precise calorie information and even allows you to share and compare calorie success with your friends. In addition to the calorie counting function, the app also offers a good number of exercises to further assist in a scheduled and controlled approach to weight loss. The app is fully compatible with its website counterpart and as such, all information stored on the app will be available through your online account. If you are serious about controlling calories than you should give this app a go. Calorie Counter – MyFitnessPal is available to download now via the Play Store.


Honorable Mention: Challenges = fun weight loss