23 of the best wellness apps to download in 2022 (2022)

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Fiona Ward Whether you're looking to keep a fitness regime, quit smoking, learn how to meditate or learn new recipes, there are plenty of wellness apps to help with your quest!

If you're looking to make 2022 your "year of health", as Rebel Wilson might say, then you need not look any further than your smartphone. As well as connecting with friends, looking up dinner recipes and streaming music for our workouts, there are a whole host of new ways we can use our everyday tech to boost our wellbeing - including an assortment of apps aimed at just that.

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Track your period, manage your sleep cycle, ease stress and find delicious health-boosting recipes with our edit of the best wellness apps on your phone's store right now - after all, if we can order takeaways and taxis at a tap of a button, why not try some meditation, too? Your body (and mind) will thank you for it…

1. Headspace

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Meditation and mindfulness is made simple with Headspace, the app that counts Gwyneth Paltrow, Emma Watson and Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski as fans.

Literally giving users a workout for the brain - led by former Buddhist monk Andy Puddicombe - the premise is to take ten minutes a day to listen in and clear your mind. So what are the benefits? Users report better attention spans, alertness and instant calm.

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2. Clue

Swot up on your cycle with period-tracking app Clue, and learn more about how your period affects you.

With the options to input symptoms such as cramps and headaches throughout the month, as well as lifestyle factors such as alcohol, sleep and sex, you'll quickly build up a picture of how your cycle not only affects your physical health, but your mental health too. An essential tool for any woman looking to get to know her body better.

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3. Noom

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Switch the way you think about food and dieting to become healthier with weight loss programme Noom.

Based on the psychology of food, and our behaviours to it, Noom focuses on changing behaviours, rather than cutting out foods and following an intense fitness schedule – all recommended by a team of nutritionists, personal trainers and behavioural psychologists.

The app has 1:1 health coaching, health quizzes and articles to motivate you plus you can track your exercise, weight, blood sugar and blood pressure.

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4. Exhale

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Exhale is the first emotional wellbeing app for and by black, indigenous women of colour (BIPOC).

The app inspires self-care, mindfulness and rest through content curated by BIWOC - including meditations, coaching talks, affirmations, guided visualisations and breath work.

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5. Meditopia

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Meditopia’s library offers over 1000+ guided meditations on topics including stress, anxiety, acceptance, happiness, motivation, focus and breath.

With over 7 million members worldwide, they offer each of these members deep-dive meditations. Even if you don't have your iPhone with you, you can access all of the content from Apple Watch, and start your day off with a daily meditation or one of your favourite practices.

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6. Fitness+ for Time To Walk

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Apple Watch users, this is especially for you. Fitness+ will do wonders for your wellness and the service is only getting better and better. For those of you who haven't tried Time To Walk yet- the episodes feature some of the world’s most interesting and influential people who share stories, photos, and music with Fitness+ subscribers. Each Time to Walk episode is shaped by stories about the guest’s personal, life-shaping moments and includes lessons learned — all recorded while the guest is on an intimate walk in a location that is meaningful to them.Time To Walk is perfect if you're looking to get out of the house to relax and there are some epic guests coming up, including the one and only Stephen Fry.

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7. Results Wellness Lifestyle

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Lucy Mecklenburgh's fitness app Results Wellness Lifestyle prides itself on the ability to house all your health apps in one place with 1000+ workouts, 600+ recipes, four mindset courses, 11 structured programmes and weekly live workout classes. We love the 'pain clinic' section, too, which focuses on managing back pain.

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8. My Possible Self

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If your mental health is a concern, My Possible Self may be the app for you.

Use the 'moments' function to monitor your feelings and recognise any patterns or triggers in your behaviour, and the self-help 'modules' to tackle issues such as stress, anxiety, loss or major life changes.

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9. Deliciously Ella

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A recipe book in your pocket, cult lifestyle blogger Deliciously Ella's popular app brings her delicious plant-based recipes straight to your phone, with nearly 300 nutritious dishes to choose from - and with 2021's update, there's plenty more to enjoy, too.

It now includes a personalised wellness plan and an intuitive daily tracking tool to monitor your plant-based diet, exercise, sleep, mindfulness and water consumption.

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10. The Flo App

Another menstrual cycle app but one with a pin code lock which makes those worried about privacy feel much more secure. This app is particularly good for those looking to be able to plan around their periods, perhaps if they're booking a holiday and would prefer not to be on, or for those looking to get pregnant.

It tracks periods, ovulation and fertility and gives great insights throughout the month about how your body is working at specific times.

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11. Sleep Cycle

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Does sleep generally stress you out? Do you feel like you constantly don't get enough of it or, at least, your quality of sleep isn't that great? This app could seriously help.

Tracking your sleep cycle throughout the night, based on movement and sound analysis, it works to wake you up when you are at your lightest sleep which means you'll be much less groggy and grumpy rising.

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12. Smoke Free

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Looking to give up? Download Smoke Free. This app is genius because not only can you track cravings and progress, which will help deter you from lighting up, it will tell you every single penny you've saved by packing it in and the hours of life you've saved too. If that's not motivational, we don't know what is.

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13. Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock

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Are you wanting to get more sleep and stop the endless scrolling through Instagram before bed? Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock is an intelligent alarm clock that tracks your sleep patterns and wakes you up in light sleep, helping you to feel more rested and energised.

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14. Viber

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Leading messaging app Viber connects over 900 million users around the globe - it's a digital platform that provides users with access to supportive online communities and groups.

Online communities are a great way for people to hold themselves accountable and seek motivation from likeminded individuals. Group chats can offer support for fitness, cooking and book recommendations.

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15. Streaks

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Streaks is a to-do list that helps you form good habits, and an essential app to hold you accountable to all your goals. The app allows you to track up to twelve tasks you want to complete each day and the goal is to build a streak of consecutive days.

Whether it is going for a run, reading a chapter of a book, or quitting smoking – Streaks can help you keep track of these tasks.

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16. Drinkaware

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Nowadays there is always an excuse for drinking. From a celebration to a commiseration and even a quick catchup, a glass of fizz is never far away, right? That's why the free Drinkaware app is a way to make sure you stay on top of your wellness when it comes to drinking.

The app comes with trackers and tools such as the unit & calorie calculator and the alcohol self-assessment tool so you can review your drinking patterns, set goals and become more aware of the units you are consuming. The app can also record the money spent on alcohol - consider yourself warned.

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17. The ECG App

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The Apple Watch is capable of generating an ECG similar to a single-lead electrocardiogram. This informative data will be automatically stored in the Health app on your iPhone and can be shared as a PDF with your doctor.

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18. Wakeout!

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Exercise is just as good for the mind as it is the body, but sometimes finding the time to workout can seem next to impossible. Luckily, Wakeout has you covered with a library of over 300 free exercises which can be done in 30-second chunks in the places where you spend most of your time.

Whether you're kicking back on the sofa, working 9 to 5 in front of a laptop or, travelling from point A to B, you'll be able to work out on the go. It's so important to find the time to look after yourself, and with Wakeout you can finally put yourself first!

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19. Yoga Studio: Mind & Body

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There really is something for everyone on this app. Making yoga far more accessible, you'll find general classes for beginners, prenatal classes for expectant mums, as well as classes to combat mental health and back pain. There's even a Desk Series you can do during a much-needed break from all those Zoom meetings and conference calls. /p>

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20. TRUCONNECT by TV.FIT

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TRUCONNECT by TV.FIT is a wellness and fitness community app that encourages a holistic approach, with a focus on behavioural change.

Not only can you tap into hundreds of workout programmes, some led by your favourite celebrities (from Gemma Atkinson to Helen Flanagan and Jessica Wright), but you’ll have access to mental health and lifestyle e-books created by Dr Chris Williams, one of just a few whose work is prescribed by the NHS, as well as behavioural change content from leading doctors.

All the apps’ programs are fully adaptable, with the idea being to provide something for everyone.

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21. Calm

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Calm is a tool designed to help with your sleep, meditation and relaxation. Recommended by top psychologists and mental health experts, the app vows to reduce stress by offering guided meditations, breathing programs, stretching exercises, and relaxing music.

The highlight is undoubtedly the celeb-fronted Sleep Stories, a collection of bedtime stories read by A-list celebrities including Harry Styles and Stephen Fry, guaranteed to lull you into a deep and restful slumber.

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22. Daylio

Whether you want to track your fitness goals or create a mood diary, Daylio Journal is a micro-diary app that has it all. Simply pick mood and activities to create a daily entry, and create daily, weekly or monthly goals and motivate yourself. The app will crunch data and display them in stats and charts.

By staying on top of your overall health and seeing patterns in your life, the self-care bullet journal can help reduce anxiety and promote mindfulness.

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23. Able

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Have your own pocket personal trainer by using Able. This wellness app is the perfect way to coach you through your health goals whether it’s weight loss or just building healthier food habits.

Designed with in-app trackers to help you manage your diet and exercise routines and access to one-to-one conversations with wellness coaches, Able makes sure you stay motivated to achieve your health and fitness goals.

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FAQs

What is the number one health and fitness app? ›

Best Overall MyFitnessPal

Why We Chose It: MyFitnessPal is our pick for best overall because of its robust food and activity database, easy-to-use logging and tracking tool, a library of workouts, and ability to connect to several apps.

What is the most downloaded fitness app? ›

In an industry of fads, I have to shout out MyFitnessPal, which at 14-years-old, continues to rank on the Most Downloaded Healthy & Fitness Apps chart year over year since at least 2020.

What apps can help you work towards optimal wellness? ›

Self-care-focused apps like Headspace, Buddhify, and Stop, Breathe & Think provide exercises in meditation, some even aimed for the workplace, that allow you to take a short break during work hours to prioritize your mental health.

What is the best Android app for health? ›

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  1. Nike Running. Nike Running is one of the most popular health apps in the world. ...
  2. MyFitnessPal. Also Read. ...
  3. 7 Minute Workout. ...
  4. Fooducate. ...
  5. Healthifyme. ...
  6. Fitbit. ...
  7. Zombies Run. ...
  8. My Diet Coach Weight Loss.
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Do fitness apps really work? ›

Other research suggests that fitness apps definitely work, but are especially effective when they're personalized to the user. When features include things like training goals, specialized diets or contact with “real live trainers,” people are more motivated to work out more consistently.

What app is better than Apple fitness? ›

iFit: At-home fitness workout – Best to use with gym equipment. If you're well-armed with gym equipment, look no further than iFit. It's an excellent fitness app that syncs with tons of different treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, rowers, and other home workout machines.

Is Fit coach a good app? ›

The Fitness Coach is the perfect app for beginners of all ages to start the health and fitness journey. The Fitness Coach has expertly combined tailored fitness plans, workouts and achievable daily tasks into one simple and easy to use application that almost anyone can master.

How many health and fitness apps are there? ›

App Annie's State of Mobile 2021 Report estimated that in 2020 over 71,000 health and fitness apps were launched globally (24,000 in the Apple App Store and 47,000 in the Google Play Store).

Is my wellness app free? ›

Mywellness is available to download for free on Apple and Android devices.

Is care Me Lifestyle app free? ›

In addition, you can get unlimited access to all features for the duration of a 3-day free trial.

What is exhale app? ›

EXHALE is an emotional well-being app designed for Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color (BIWOC). It's time to exhale - to let go of all that isn't serving you and breathe in life, energy, healing, and love. The practices in this app are what we call "soul medicine"- medicine for the depths of our souls.

Does Android have a built in health app? ›

Android's version of the Apple health records app rolls out to 230 health systems. The Android app CommonHealth—which enables users to access and share their health records, such as COVID-19 and lab tests—is now connected to 230 U.S. health systems.

Is there any app for health? ›

Fit can show you info from many of your favorite apps and devices to give you a holistic view of your health, so you'll never lose track of your progress. These include Lifesum, Wear OS by Google, Nike+, Runkeeper, Strava, MyFitnessPal, Basis, Sleep as Android, Withings, Xiaomi Mi bands, and more.

Does Android have a health tracker? ›

Google Fit also makes it easy to monitor your progress and track your activity right from your phone or smartwatch.

Does Samsung have a health app? ›

Samsung Health is a health and fitness app that encourages users to stay active. Available on Android and iOS phones, the app tracks activity data with significant health impacts, helping you gain insight into your wellbeing. It is also the go-to fitness app for Samsung wearables.

Why do we need health apps? ›

Health apps also have the potential to improve sustainability of health care. They can help reduce patient and clinician travel, allow for remote monitoring, treatment, and surgery, and remote medication management.

Which is more accurate Google Fit or Samsung health? ›

Both apps can detect and track your walking activity, but the end number can be slightly different. Both apps show the same distance covered, but when it comes to stepping count, Google Fit shows more steps than Samsung Health. It is important to keep in mind that both apps are sensor-based and aren't 100% accurate.

Which is more accurate Google Fit or Samsung health? ›

Both apps can detect and track your walking activity, but the end number can be slightly different. Both apps show the same distance covered, but when it comes to stepping count, Google Fit shows more steps than Samsung Health. It is important to keep in mind that both apps are sensor-based and aren't 100% accurate.

Is the Better health app free? ›

Try our free Better at Home workouts or sign up to a Better Health membership and get a 6-week activity programme to keep you moving.

Is there a free medical app? ›

Medscape was just recently released on the Android Market and has already become the number one downloaded medical app for the Android platform. The amount of free content provided by Medscape is absolutely mind numbing and seems to continuously grow with each update.

Are health apps effective? ›

Sixteen among 20 studies reported that applications have a positive impact on the targeted health behaviors or clinical health outcomes. In addition, most of the studies, which examined the satisfaction of participants, showed health app users have a statistically significant higher satisfaction.

Is there anything better than Samsung Health? ›

There are more than 25 alternatives to Samsung Health for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Apple Watch, Android Wear and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Strava, which is free. Other great apps like Samsung Health are ASICS Runkeeper, Google Fit, FitoTrack and adidas Running.

Is Samsung Health being discontinued? ›

The company has confirmed through a notice that from March 22, 2021, Samsung Health is no longer going to be available for older devices. New Samsung Health updates will not be released for devices running Android 7.0 Nougat or lower.

Do Android phones have a health app? ›

Android's version of the Apple health records app rolls out to 230 health systems. The Android app CommonHealth—which enables users to access and share their health records, such as COVID-19 and lab tests—is now connected to 230 U.S. health systems.

How can I improve my health fast? ›

In this article
  1. Eat slowly.
  2. Drink more water.
  3. Read nutrition labels.
  4. Eat more fruits and vegetables.
  5. Work out (at least) 3 times a week.
  6. Quit smoking.
  7. Get a fitness tracker (and use it)
  8. Sleep for 6 – 8 hours daily.
3 Dec 2019

Is walking better than running? ›

Running burns more than twice as many calories per minute as walking. For a person who weighs 160 pounds, walking at a pace of 3.5 miles per hour for 30 minutes burns about 156 calories. Running at 6 mph for the same time burns about 356 calories. Low impact vs.

What apps do doctors use? ›

Doximity

According to Doximity, 70 percent of all physicians use their app. It comes very highly rated and is available for iOS and Android.

Is there any app to read doctor prescription? ›

This study resolves the problems in medical prescriptions through MediPic, an Android application that uses optical character recognition to partially scan handwritten medicine names and return readable digital text.

What is Dr app used for? ›

Drapp messaging app connects patients to their chosen doctors or healthcare professionals for formal and secured consultations on-the-go. The app integrates a chatbot who guides users through the whole conversation for a smooth and convenient experience.

Do fitness apps really work? ›

Other research suggests that fitness apps definitely work, but are especially effective when they're personalized to the user. When features include things like training goals, specialized diets or contact with “real live trainers,” people are more motivated to work out more consistently.

What do wellness apps do? ›

Health Management Apps

These apps typically offer general health management tools like medication trackers and reminders, as well as disease-specific functions like blood glucose tracking for people with diabetes or reporting bleeding events for people with hemophilia.

How many health apps do people use? ›

The number of consumer digital health apps ballooned last year, with more than 90,000 new ones introduced in 2020, according to a new report by the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science on digital health trends. The report found there are now more than 350,000 digital health apps available to consumers.

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