The 10 Best Health & Fitness Apps for Body & Mind

Here's a roundup of our favorite mental and physical health apps, some free, some paid; enjoy!

Whether you're looking for an app to increase your motivation, a fitness app, a to-do list app, a meditation app, or even an app to remind you to stay hydrated, it's here in our roundup! Here are ten top apps for improving your health, fitness, and wellbeing.

Related: 10-Minute Apps for Exercise, Meditation, Journaling & Brain Fitness

1. Streaks ($4.99)

If your mental health has you struggling to complete tasks like brushing your teeth or getting your work done, this to-do app can keep you motivated and help you build healthy habits.

2. Happify (Free)

Choose a track, such as mindfulness or relationships, then complete activities to build healthier emotional patterns. Full access requires a subscription ($14.99/month).

3. Headspace: Meditation & Sleep ($12.99/month)

There’s a lot more to this app than guided meditations, such as guided physical exercises for managing stress and anxiety and sleep aids—Headspace will even tell you a bedtime story!

4. MoodTools - Depression Aid (Free)

MoodTools helps you evaluate and manage depression—including a thought diary, informational resources, activities to aid mental health, and a safety plan.

5. MyFitnessPal (Free)

Along with calorie and workout tracking, I use the free version of this app to make sure I get the right nutrients, meet step goals, and support friends on their own health journeys.

6. Challenges (Free)

This app lets me get around the Apple Watch’s one-on-one competition limit. I have closed my watch’s Activity Rings almost every day since joining the weekly team challenges.

7. Couch to 5K (Free)

Ideal for beginners, this couch to 5K app actually got me running regularly. If you can already run a 5K, try the free 5K to 10K app or the Pacer 5K app ($2.99) instead.

8. Sleep Cycle (Free)

In order to work out, eat well, and stay positive, I need to be well-rested. This sleep tracker’s premium Notes, Sleep Aids, and Partner Sync features ($29.99/year) help me get my full eight hours. Check out these other sleep tracking apps and the built-in Apple Watch sleep tracking through the Health app.

9. Medisafe Medication Management (Free)

Forget the premium version; the free version is all you need to make sure you don’t miss a dose or forget to order refills. It also integrates with the prescription coupon app GoodRx.

10. WaterMinder ($4.99)

Set water intake goals based on weight, activity level, and weather, and use your Apple Watch or Siri to track drinks. I love the ability to customize cup size and beverage type.

Don't Forget the Apple Health App!

The Apple Health app acts as a dashboard for all of your vitals and fitness metrics. If you use any health or fitness trackers, I recommend connecting them to the Health app so you can see all the information you’ve tracked in one place. The app also streamlines data entry; for example, if I weigh myself on a smart scale, my weight also gets updated in the Health app and MyFitnessPal.

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Sarah Kingsbury is the Senior Web Editor and SEO Content Manager at iPhone Life. She manages the web editorial team and oversees all web and newsletter content. A long-time Apple enthusiast, Sarah can't live without her iPhone, Macbook Air, HomePod, Apple TV, or Apple Watch. As the original contributor to the iPhone Life Tip of the Day Newsletter, she wrote hundreds of iPhone how-tos to help users master their iPhones. It's safe to say that she has written or edited every tip published on! In her 20 years of editing and writing, Sarah has done everything from working as the associate editor of the Iowa Source magazine to developing recipes and reviewing cookbooks for a vegetarian cooking website. But teaching people how to use their Apple devices is her favorite job so far.