5 Apps to Download for Better Health

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From the best food choices to tracking your fitness, download these apps to jump start your health in 2016!


FitStar Personal Trainer

Does your New Year’s Resolution involve saving money and a personal trainer? Think having both are unattainable? It doesn’t have to be! With the FitStar Personal trainer, you can have tailored workouts created for you without opening your wallet. This free app assesses your needs and fitness level before and after every workout. The app was created by former NFL tight end, Tony Gonzalez. Workout programs are offered for all levels of fitness from beginners to professionals.
(Free; iOS and Android)






It can be a struggle finding the right food choices at the grocery store. ShopWell helps take the mystery out of the food labels. All you have to do is scan the bar code and in a matter of seconds you will receive a complete assessment based on your personal health needs and goals. The app gives each item a score, the higher the score, the better it is for you. ShopWell takes into account medical conditions such as diabetes, celiac disease and high blood pressure to name a few.
(Free; iOS and Android).



Do you find yourself tracking everything in your personal life? If yes, this is the app for you. One of the best things about Argus is that it works without you putting too much effort into the app. Argus stays on in the background of your smartphone. It can track such things as increased and decreased speed and elevation, as well as how many stair you have climbed and the distance of your runs.  It can also track your calories, meals, hours of sleep. Argus gathers this data so you can understand how fitness factors into your current lifestyle and how you can make better daily choices.
(Free; iOS and Android)




We all have excuses why we can’t work out. Designed with the busy person in mind, Sworkit eliminates those excuses. The free app gives you a slew of body weight workouts that last anywhere between 5 to 60 minutes. Choose from strength, cardio and yoga exercises and Sworkit delivers a custom workout that is easy to follow. It includes a countdown clock and the number of reps.

(Free; iOS and Android)


Mind Games

Exercising our minds is just as important as exercising our bodies. The Mind Games app is a collection of games based in part on principles of cognitive psychology to help you practice different mental skills. All games include your score history and graph of your progress. Set aside a few minutes a day and let the fun begin!
(Free; iOS and Android)


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Mike Podesta

Husband and a new dad. Doing my best to lead a healthy lifestyle one day at a time.

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