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July 22, 2018: Health Apps

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There’s an app for everything, but some of the most useful ones out there relate to your health. This week, we’re talking about health apps and how they can help you reach your health goals.

Most of us have our phones nearby at all times. That makes using your phone as a healthy lifestyle aid natural, since we can keep the information in one physical place that is always nearby. The benefits of using health apps include accountability, tracking and seeing changes in your health data that may not show up to you otherwise, and setting and reaching goals.

Reaching your health goals comes down to crowding out your less helpful habits with helpful ones. Think of health apps as personal assistants in keeping on track toward your goals. For example, if you want to increase your activity, having a step tracker like Fitbit lets you log your steps automatically, see your progress (or not) over time, set step goals, and have feedback for when you’ve hit your goal or when you need to move more.

Having the information you need at your fingertips helps you make better decisions and stay motivated as your work toward your goals.

My recommendations for health apps are:


  • Fitbit
  • Couch to 5k
  • Sworkit
  • Charity Miles
  • PEAR Personal Coach
  • Map My Run
  • StepBet
  • Runkeeper
  • Nike Training Club
  • Carrot Fit
  • Jefit


  • Daily Yoga
  • Pocket Yoga
  • Simply Yoga
  • FitStar Yoga
  • Salute the Desk


  • My Fitness Pal
  • Fooducate

Weight Loss

  • My Fitness Pal
  • DietBet
  • Lose It!
  • Lifesum

Stress Management

  • Calm
  • Headspace
  • Happify

Other Health

  • Flo Period and Ovulation Tracker
  • Period Tracker
  • Sleep Cycle

Next Sunday, we’ll talk about accountability and how it can make the difference between achieving your goals and missing the mark.

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I hope you have a wonderful week,


Kelly Morgan, Ph.D.

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