6 Apps to Help You Keep Your Health and Fitness Goals in 2018

Technology to the health and fitness rescue.


If you are beginning to stagger under the weight of your health and fitness goals check out these apps that have been designed to lend a helping hand.

Couch to 5K

If you’ve ever tried training for a run you know one of the greatest challenges is motivation. Motivation is a fickle mistress. Nine out of ten times when you need her she tends to fail to show up. This app ensures that doesn’t happen.

Couch to 5k is a running training program designed to get just about anyone off the couch and running 5 kilometers or 30 minutes in just 9 weeks.

This app will ease you into running form by alternating between walking and running small distances as you slowly but steadily, build up your endurance.

This app is available on iOS and Android.


Everywhere you look new restaurants are popping up. Add to that the proliferation of food delivery companies and eating out or ordering is definitely becoming quite the norm.

If eating out is proving to be your kryptonite then this app will help you eat healthier. Using a growing database of restaurants, this app helps you identify the healthier options on a restaurants menu.

This app is available on iOS and Android.


You are what you eat so you should know what you are eating. This app is designed to do just that.

The app allows you to scan a product barcode to learn about the pros and cons of all listed and unlisted ingredients. One of its many great features include, helping you track not just the quantity of calories you take in but the quality as well.

The app can be personalized by age, gender, weight, height, activity level, desired weight loss rate, health conditions, dietary goals, restrictions or allergens.

This app is available on iOS and Android.

MyFitnessPal Calorie Counter

To lose or maintain a healthy weight, watching what you eat carries more weight than exercising. This does not eliminate the need for exercise but if finding the time to exercise is proving to be a challenge watching what you eat can help you stay in shape.

This app allows you to input what you’ve had to eat and the serving size and using a database of over 6 million foods, calculate the calories, carbs, fat grams and protein. Doing so helps you eat a more balanced diet and not exceed your daily recommended allowance.

This app is available on iOS and Android.


When it comes to exercising, your focus should be on quality versus quantity. Focusing on quality allows you to optimize the time spent working out for maximum results.

This app allows you to create a personalized workout plan based on your stated exercising goals and fitness level by choosing from over 100 fitness plans created by personal trainers.

No gym or weights are required so you are free to exercise wherever you are.

This app is available on iOS and Android.

Stress and Anxiety Companion

Not all stress or anxiety is bad. That which is though can cause you great harm. Learning how to manage your stress and anxiety is, therefore, key to good health.

The Stress & Anxiety Companion gives you the tools you need to handle stressful and anxious feelings. It helps you identify what has caused them and how to deal with the source so that it does not continue to negatively impact your life.

The thought cards you can create with this app are great to use as visual reminders of what you are working towards. You can also share them with friends.

This app is only available on iOS.