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Free Apps That'll Help You Stay Healthy

 Living a long and healthy life isn't just about exercise and diet - it's also about starting and maintaining good habits. This might involve learning how to manage your diet patterns, activity levels, and even how you interact with those around you. Keeping track of all of this and staying motivated to make healthy lifestyle choices is an effort in itself. Thankfully there are many apps to help you track and maintain your good health. Here's 7 of the best.
 
1. Drugs.com Medication Guide

iPhone - Free
Android - Free

As we all know, taking too many drugs can be fatal. This is why it's very important to make sure you're taking your medication safely and in a way that is going to benefit your health. This app will help you to identify medications, learn about side effects and potential interactions, as well as track your dosage. But best of all, you can check for recalls and ask specific questions about any drugs that you are taking.

2. HealthyOut

iPhone - Free
Android - Free

Frequently eating out can put a serious dent in your attempt to lose weight and your overall health goals. HealthyOut is a great app that can help minimize the damage. This app is fantastic if you want to remain health-conscious even when you're treating yourself at some lavish restaurants. You can search by zip code or GPS, and then narrow your option by your dietary restrictions or cuisine preferences. Best of all, you can get the complete dietary information for the foods on the menus.

3. My Diet Coach

iPhone - Free
Android - Free

Those of us who have tried a diet all know how difficult it is, but with this app you'll get access to a wide variety of tools that will increase your chances of success. The most unique feature is a visual weight tracker, where you can find an animated version of yourself which will change its appearance as you update your measurements and weight. You can also use this fantastic app to track your exercise and diet, find tips, reminders, and inspirational quotes.

 
4. Fooducate
Understanding what you're putting into your mouth is a huge part towards improving your overall health. After all, if you don't know what your food is made up of, you won't know how to make a diet that is best for you. Fooducate is a great way to look at more than just the calorie information of your food. This app lets you track your food intake and scan product barcodes to see a personalized nutrition grade, meaning you'll know exactly why you should choose one food over another.
 
5. ShopWell 
What you put into your body requires a lot more thought than most of us actually give it. Therefore, if you don't want to do the thinking yourself, put your trust into ShopWell. Simply scan the items that you'd normally buy at the grocery store and the app will produce a list of healthy alternatives for you instead. This app incorporates your specific goals - to decrease your cholesterol, for example - while helping to avoid allergens such as gluten and lactose if needed.
 
6. Waterlogged 
One of the simplest ways to improve your health is the easy act of drinking more water. It's the healthiest drink for you, and drinking enough of it has all sorts of benefits that will improve your overall health. The aptly-titled Waterlogged is designed to help you track the amount of water you drink each day, whether you prefer to track your liquid intake using photos or basic metrics. The premium version of this app also lets you view maps and graphs of your recent progress, with an option for setting up extra reminders.

 

7. Moves

iPhone - Free

Your activity level has a massive impact on your physical and mental health, and this app is designed to track just how active you're being. You can carry your phone in your pocket or bag, and the app will monitor your steps and mileage based on movement, tagging your locations, and even displaying what your mode of transport is. Come the end of the day, you can see how much you have walked, run, or cycled in the past 24 hours. After you have been using this app for a period of time, you can work on improving your pace and activity level.

Sources: healthline and digitaltrends

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