Self-improvement apps keep you moving, eating healthfully

If you are determined that swimsuit season will not sneak up on you this year, keep your fitness resolutions on the front burner with the following health-focused apps.

Apple apps

Nom Nom Paleo ($5.99) This app focuses on recipes free of gluten, soy and refined sugar — everything a Paleo dieter needs to eat like a neo-caveperson. (Score: 99/100)


Yoga Studio ($3.99) Yoga Studio includes 65 HD video classes featuring yoga and meditation routines. Classes range from beginner to advanced levels. (Score: 99/100)


FitStar Personal Trainer (Free)* FitStar offers video workouts that match your fitness level and adjust difficulty levels as you progress. (Score: 97/100)


Runkeeper — GPS Running, Walk, Cycling, Workout, Pace and Weight Tracker (Free)* Runkeeper tracks your run using your phone or Apple Watch. (Score: 95/100)


Hello Heart — Blood Pressure Monitor and Hypertension Insights App ($39.99 for iPhone and Apple Watch only)* This serious tool aims to help you track your heart health. (Score: 94/100)


Android apps

Calorie Counter — MyFitnessPal (Free)* This calorie counter is easier to use over time, as it learns what you eat. It also saves recipes and plans fitness routines for you. (Score: 94/100)


Runtastic Running & Fitness (Free)* Runtastic uses your device’s GPS capabilities to track your movements, and it can share your progress live with chosen friends. (Score: 91/100)


Google Fit — Fitness Tracking (Free) The Google Fit app automatically tracks activities and does a wide variety of things to support your fitness goals when you work with it. (Score: 90/100)


Fitness Trainer FitProSport (Free) This app features 100 exercises you can select from to customize workouts that are right for you. Focus on a total workout, or one area. (Score: 89/100)


7 Minute Workout (Free) The 7 Minute Workout is designed to get you moving, even if you hate working out. Users love the results they get with just seven minutes of effort. (Score: 88/100)

*Available on Apple and Android

Mobilewalla is a search and discovery engine using breakthrough technology to score every app to help consumers navigate the mobile application marketplace. Apps are scored using an algorithm that weighs several characteristics, including user ratings, position within category and staff recommendations. For more app intel, go to Anindya Datta is a technologist and founder of Mobilewalla.

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