Spring is officially here and if you've been putting off working out and taking care of yourself more effectively due to a lack of better weather that's more conducive to jogging and generally feeling positive about life, you're all out of excuses. Adopting a healthier lifestyle doesn't have to feel like a chore either, especially for those who opt to do so with the help of some of the latest and greatest innovations the technology industry has to offer. With that in mind, below you'll find the list of the top ten best health and fitness-oriented Android apps that can currently be downloaded from the Google Play Store, listed in no particular order, but all equally useful.
Runtastic Running & Fitness Tracker
Runtastic is one of the most popular fitness tracking apps on the market that provides you with access to a wide variety of analytics and features that are otherwise reserved for owners of fitness trackers and smartwatches. While it still ships with compatibility for all contemporary
Android Wear OS devices, it's also capable of leveraging the sensors of your handset in order to keep track of metrics such as distance traveled, calories burned, and traveling speed, as well as functionalities including robust data analytics, usage history, and support for a wide variety of activities including jogging and biking.
30 Day Fitness Challenge – Workout at Home
The self-explanatory name of this app already spells out its main concept for you, though it's worth noting that you don't actually have to follow its flagship course and can instead use it for working out whenever you have even a few minutes to spare. The app will adjust to your abilities, habits, and free time accordingly, then provide you with a comprehensive list of workouts to follow that will gradually introduce more challenging scenarios meant to ensure you're always improving your overall fitness.
While it can technically work on some third-party smartphones Samsung Health has obviously been primarily designed for Galaxy-branded devices, especially flagships with heart rate monitors and other high-end capabilities. The latest Galaxy S9 lineup can even measure your approximate blood pressure via a third-party app that ties into Samsung Health, whereas the company's Android app is designed as the ultimate mobile health hub allowing you to measure and keep track of your heart rate, oxygen saturation, overall stress levels, and countless other metrics.
Google Fit is far from the only fitness-centric Android app out there but no other service offers such in-depth integration with the company's other products such as Wear OS and Google Maps as its very own mobile tool does. Boasting dynamic activity recognition and tracking, real-time insights, and sleep analytics, Google Fit is as comprehensive as fitness apps come and also ships with a dedicated web app allowing you to track your progress from anywhere, in addition to supporting a broad range of smartwatches and fitness trackers.
WebMD is a comprehensive database of medical knowledge that's constantly growing and improving. While in no way is this Android app meant to replace actual doctor's advice, it can provide you with some peace of mind or help inform you about various topics until you're able to schedule a medical appointment. Naturally, if you're only interested in finding out about effective treatments for minor issues such as a common cold or a runny nose, you can probably make do with just WebMD.
YAZIO Calorie Counter, Nutrition Diary & Diet Plan
Exercising and living healthy also means keeping track of what you eat, which is where the YAZIO app comes into play, having been designed as the ultimate tool for tracking your calory intake and formulating a diet plan that best suits your individual needs and preferences. Regardless of whether you're looking to lose weight, gain muscle, or just ensure your diet is balanced and healthy, YAZIO is the tool to use for prep work.
BodBot Personal Trainer: Workout & Fitness Coach
Most contemporary fitness apps come with some kind of a digital coach but how would you feel about having your workout routine directed by a full-fledged artificial intelligence assistant? That's pretty much the main selling point of BodBot, an AI designed to craft highly personalized workout routines meant to target your weak points with the goal of making them stronger and improving your overall physical shape. The BodBot Android app is highly versatile in terms of capabilities and can adapt to virtually anyone's needs, regardless of how much time the user has to exercise on a regular basis.
Water Drink Reminder
Maintaining a certain water intake is important regardless of whether you're actively working out, trying to lose weight, or just looking to lead a healthy, balanced lifestyle. This Leap Fitness Group-developed app is widely considered to be the best tool for reminding you about drinking enough fluids and is entirely customizable, in addition to shipping with support for both smartphone and wearable notifications, water intake and weight history charts, customizable cup sizes, and water intake recommendations.
Healthy Spine and Straight Posture
Being a human being in the 21st century means your chances of working a nine-to-five job sitting in an office are greater than ever, which almost certainly isn't great for your spine and means you have to actively work toward improving your posture. mEL Studio's Android app with a self-explanatory name helps in that regard, coming packed with a wide variety of exercises and programs meant to help you stretch in a manner that will benefit your spine in the long run. All of the app's stretching routines are fully illustrated, thus being extremely accessible, whereas the service also ships with support for detailed activity history.
Ada – Your Health Guide
If you find WebMD intimidating to navigate and make sense of while being primarily interested in a simple self-diagnosis tool, the AI-powered Ada assistant is likely to be able to help you, so long as you're aware this bot isn't meant to replace a diagnosis from an actual doctor no matter how accurate it is or seems to be at times. Still, as far as apps meant to identify illnesses go, Ada stands out by virtue of its intuitive, conversational user interface allowing you to explain your symptoms in simple terms, much like you'd disclose them to a medical professional, with the bot then being capable of providing you with real-time feedback and advising you on how to proceed next, i.e. what kind of a specialist to contact if it suspects anything is seriously wrong with you.