Life Hacks: Applications

By now I am sure you have heard of all the big named “apps” that connect you with the outside world, but are you taking full advantage of our 21st century tech that connects you to your own self?

According to numerous recent research, people using health and fitness applications are maintaining a better healthy lifestyle. They have even shown to have an overall decreased amount of body fat. These applications are helping their users on various fronts: from overcoming organizational barriers to the lack of healthy habits.

Here is a short list of some of the top rated apps on the market today.


One of the easiest step counters and food trackers on the market today, with a barcode scanner for food, more than 5 million foods in its database, and with a recipe importer it is consistently ranked as one of the best apps in the health and fitness industry, and the one I recommend to all my clients.


With personalized workout plans, as well as some interval training, this app is a great addition to a strength training program. Developed by Active Network, LLC., this app has taken the online network of fitness enthusiasts by storm. It connects people who want to improve their health and boost their fitness easily through an app, sort of like social media for fitness.

Charity Miles

Charity Miles allows you to earn money, 10 cents/Mi for bikers and 25 cents/Mi for walkers and runners, that is donated to any charity of your liking. The donations come from sponsorships from Timex Sports, Humana, and Lifeway foods. Raising money for charity by entering marathons takes a lot of time and effort, and not everyone has it. The Charity Miles app lets anyone earn a little bit of money for a charity of their choice, and it can really add up over time.

Fit Radio

Fit Radio is a music streaming app that specializes in music mixes that maintain the same constant beats. This app is free to use but you can also pay $3.99/Month to get full access to more than 25 genres and stations, unlimited skips, favorites, and no ads.


This app uses a science based strategy to develop positive psychology to increase our overall well being and satisfaction. Simply download the app and then pick a track to follow based on your goals. How you feel matters. Whether you’re feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, or you’re dealing with constant negative thoughts, Happify brings you effective tools and programs to take control of your emotional well-being.