With the rise of fitness trackers, smart watches, and health apps came a new wave of inspiration to try harder to be healthier. Most likely because it’s easier now to track your caloric intake, calories burned, and activity levels. Here are some of the best apps for your heart’s health.
One of the first, largescale fitness apps was MyFitnessPal. Its purpose is to help users track their weight loss, weight management, or weight gain goals.
Users can input each meal, snack, or drink consumed throughout the day and the app helps to track calories, grams of fat, sugar, cholesterol, etc. The nutritional information can be added via barcode scanning, manually, or previously added information.
The app tells you how many calories you’ve eaten, how many you have left, and how many you’ve burned (by inputting exercise information) and keeps you on track to reach your goals.
This is one of the top picks because it is easy to use and lets you compete with friends and family to keep you motivated.
Another easy, to the point app—MapMyRun allows you to map each run (or walk) you do.
With this app, you can log and track your progress for each run. You can pick pre-loaded runs from other users, giving you the distance and route. You can also use your GPS on your phone or smartwatch to log in each run to share with others.
Having pre-loaded runs around your area can help you to push yourself and explore new parts of your city. Routes do a complete loop so as long as you follow it, you will end back at home.
3. Watering App
Though it may not be your typical health app, Water Plants app helps you to easily keep track of your water intake each day.
To start, you pick a type of plant you’d like to grow. As you drink water throughout the day and months, your plant will grow and blossom.
You can continue to choose different plants to grow and feel a greater desire to stay hydrated to keep your plants growing! Water is vital to keeping your body healthy, so why not make some virtual plants happy as well?
Endomondo, like MyFitnessPal, is owned by Under Amour, which means each app can work seamlessly together to help you be heart healthy.
This is one of the best apps for your heart’s health because it does more than log and track your fitness goals, Endomondo could be the app for you. It offers a virtual personal trainer that coaches you along the way on your fitness journey.
Not only that, you can make and receive comments in real time to family and friends who also use the app to encourage them to push themselves harder.
Endomondo does a great job at tracking your physical activity and can also be synced to MapMyRun to track any jog you do and count it towards your activity log.
5. Blood Pressure Log-MyDiary
The advancements of technology truly shine with this heart healthy app. Essentially, it’s a journal to log in your blood pressure levels as often as you’d like.
It creates charts and graphs that show you your highs, lows, and successes. You can easily see trends and potential causes for changes in your blood pressure.
The truly awesome part of this app is that you can email your blood pressure chart to your doctor to keep them in the loop or if you have any questions or concerns.