Whatever you want to achieve in life, one thing for sure is that someone’s made an app for it. Whether that’s to help you improve on something, remind you of something, track something, provide something, organize something or help you buy something: there’s an app to help you make most things in life a hell of a lot easier.

Many have therefore chastised the overuse of apps and thus the smartphones they are installed on, branding them the driving force behind the health problems, obesity in children and even early death. But not all apps on our phones are about keeping us engaged for as long as possible or making life easier so that we can do less. There are thousands of apps out there that look to benefit our health, whether that’s physical health, mental health or general wellbeing.

There’s hundreds of health apps available for your smartphone, but here are the best ones

Of course, not all of the fitness apps in the Apple or Android app stores are as good as they promise, but most of them have a common goal: to get you off that sofa, to get you away from the desk and turn any negative, unhealthy habits that you may have on their head. With that, I’ve compiled a list of what I deem the best health and fitness apps of this year to help you achieve your health and fitness goals, whatever they may be.

Meditation Studio

Meditation has been proven to help people decrease stress, reduce anxiety, improve sleep and generally aid in managing challenging situations. Meditation Studio is one of the best apps in helping newbies and more advanced meditators alike achieve their zen goals.

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The app features a wide scope of meditation collections for many of life’s challenges, including stress, pain, sleep, happiness, confidence, performance, all designed to fit easily into peoples’ lives. It also provides access to some of the world’s most influential experts, including Dr. Elisha Goldstein, Emily Fletcher, Michael Apollo, Susan Piver, and so on.

Meditation Studio is an easy-to-use app that introduces meditation in a well-designed and intuitive interface for users of any level.


Lee is a freelance journalist specializing in technology, health and fitness innovation. Follow him on Twitter @llebeel and read more of his articles at his Forbes profile page.


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