5 Most Innovative Health &Fitness Apps

By Younus Ahmad Dar   |   Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 09:57 Hrs
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As the well-known aphorism goes ‘A fit, healthy body - that is the best fashion statement,’ it’s the healthy body that can bout life’s all challenges and harvests an efficacious life. Tragically, due to the crummy doctor-patient ration of our country, we don’t get adequate healthcare. Additionally, the fear of cloudy & tedious waiting halls, protracted queues & waiting time, and ailing patients’ melancholy faces, halts us to visit the doctor. Then what to do? With 59 percent of Indians accessing the internet via mobile phones, it’s the healthcare apps can pave the win situation for us. The use of mHealth in the form of mobile apps can also address 70 percent of the country’s population living in rural & remote areas whose condition is even worse than the urban dwellers. In fact, according to reports, 93 percent of the doctors believe that healthcare apps can bring immense improvement in patient’s health. Alas! When you visit Google or iTunes store, the abundant of apps cause a dilemma in you, which App to download! To solve your dilemma, we bring to you the five most innovative healthcare Apps that can solve your healthcare problems without even surfing the internet for hours. 



One of the most popular step trackers in the market, Fitbit app is designed to work with the wearable activity trackers of the same name, counting your steps & calories burned while tracking distance you travelled. This companion app doesn't even require a physical tracker and can be also used on its own to track basic activity through your phone (using phone’saccelerometer & GPS). When you pair the app with a wearable device, it can collect data on everything - from your heart rate to how much restful sleep you get each night. You can set & manage goals for workouts, sleep, and eating habits, and it enables you to share your daily workouts with friends, and see where you stand in the Fitbit challenge leaderboards.



Ranked as one of the top health & fitness apps on iTunes & Play Store, this app enables users to keep a check on their diet programs through an easy-to-use database that offers nutrition information for over five million diverse foods. Whether you want to lose weight or start a new diet, MyFitnessPal, an oldie but a goodie, will be your loyal sidekick. It will create meals that you can later add with one-step rather than entering individual ingredients. Moreover, there is also a selection of exercises to perform, a community to engage with, and stats about your progress.



Not all recovery is muscular, as the name suggests, Calm is known to be one of the best apps for stress relief, sleep, and meditation. It features guided meditations, guided breathing programs, relaxing music, and even adult bedtime stories (it’s a perfect storm for seamless sleep). Whether you’ve never meditated before or consider yourself an ace, they’ve got programs for every level. The App that has acquired numerous titles including the ‘The app of the year in 2017’ by Apple & ‘Happiest App in the world’ title by Human Tech, is being used by over  30 million people worldwide.

Home Workout - No Equipment:

Home workout

Want to escape the burden of gym or equipment’s’ heavy payment? Then this App will be your ally. The app has a collection of workouts you can do at home with no equipment, that means the only thing between you & starting is a download button. Some of its exercise routines include warm-ups, stretching, weight training, strength training, and more. It also comes with video & animation guides, charts, tracking,and more.

Sprout Pregnancy:

Sprout pregnancy

Well, this list will be passable not without women healthcare. Sprout Pregnancy, comprehensive app for moms-to-be, has been consistently rated as one of the best pregnancy apps. It includes fetal developmental charts and timelines, to-do lists, a kick counter, & a contraction timer, and helps would-be mothers to keep track of all their pregnancy health needs with a doctor visit planner, a weight tracker, and more. One of the best features is the customizable lifelike fetal imagery that shows a 3-D image of what a baby looks like at each stage. The app even allows you to capture belly photos and all your special pregnancy thoughts & moments in a Pregnancy Journal, and then export it as an eBook.

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