5 awesome health and fitness apps that won’t cost you a thing

4. Fitocracy

Fitocracy app
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If you thrive off social media, you’re likely to find great motivation by getting the Fitocracy app. This one-of-a-kind app lets you connect with other fitness enthusiasts. You can ask others questions, post updates on your progress and invite your friends to get involved as well. You win points for doing activities that improve your fitness, and these points move you through different levels. This is a great app to get you motivated and help you track your progress.

Available: iTunes, Android

Users say: “I use Fitocracy any time I work out! It’s one of the few workout trackers that keeps progress comprehensively, lets you compete against yourself and others and has absolutely nothing to do with weight or calories, if you prefer it that way.”

Price: Free

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5. WebMD

Web MD app
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Changing up your fitness routine can have different effects on your body. And although you certainly want to improve your fitness, you want to make sure you stay healthy in the process. If you’re having trouble breathing during a workout, think you might have pulled something while lifting weights or experience sudden pain or discomfort, the WebMD app is a great resource. You can look up the symptoms you’re experiencing or any medication you may be on. You can also use it to track down first aid information or to find the nearest medical facility. Take care of yourself while you get fit.

Available: iTunes, Android

Users say: “WebMD is great. I have found it to be very helpful in everyday and easy to diagnose problems. Things from to common cold to more severe problems that would then tell me to find a doctor for. It gives basic info to help you help the doctor, to the easy things that you can treat yourself like allergy problems and different kinds of headaches.”

Price: Free

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Updated by Bethany Ramos on 3/8/2016


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