A healthy lifestyle is about more than just proper nutrition and consistent exercise. Getting enough sleep, taking care of your body and mind, and managing things like medications and doctor’s appointments also play important roles in staying healthy.

A good app can be a great way to manage it all. That’s why Healthline tested a variety of different healthy lifestyle apps. We chose the year’s best based on content, reliability, and user reviews.

best healthy lifestyle apps

iPhone rating: 4.5 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

This healthy lifestyle app takes a comprehensive approach to your well-being. Track how you feel, sleep, and eat to fully monitor your health. You can also note any symptoms you’re feeling with just a few taps, so you can update your doctor at your next appointment.

best healthy lifestyle apps

iPhone rating: 4.8 stars

Android rating: 4.5 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Quickly look up drug information, identify pills, check interactions, and maintain your own medication records. The Drugs.com app has complete A to Z listings with a quick-search feature and the most comprehensive database of drug information online. Plus, a free discount card means you can save up to 80 percent on pharmacy prescriptions.

iPhone rating: 4.6 stars

Android rating: 4.4 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Find what motivates you and how to make healthy lifestyle changes with My Diet Coach. Set a goal and the app will help you get there, with features like a panic button for food cravings, inspiring tips and quotes, and reminders designed to keep you on track.

iPhone rating: 4.6 stars

Android rating: 4.2 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Keep your brain sharp with Lumosity, a free brain-training program. Build a daily habit of acquiring knowledge and learning, all while improving your critical thinking, memory, and problem-solving skills.

iPhone rating: 4.7 stars

Android rating: 4.5 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Improve the quality of your sleep with Sleep Cycle. This app includes an intelligent alarm clock that gently wakes you during your lightest sleep cycle, detailed statistics about your sleep patterns, a customizable wake-up window, and more.

iPhone rating: 4.3 stars

Android rating: 4.4 stars

Price: Free

Questions about your health? Browse more than 2.6 million answers from doctors and 700,000 topics and articles about 850 conditions. Ask a question for free and get a confidential answer from a doctor within about 24 hours, or pay to see a doctor immediately.

iPhone rating: 4.4 stars

Android rating: 4.5 stars

Price: Free

Be prepared for everyday accidents and emergencies with the official American Red Cross First Aid app. Step-by-step instructions, videos, and animations guide you through first-aid scenarios, and the app is fully integrated with 911 so you can get help when you need it.

iPhone rating: 4.7 stars

Android rating: 4.6 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Manage your weight, fitness, and nutrition so you can reach your goals. MyFitnessPal is a comprehensive app that lets you track food, log all of your steps and exercise, and get support and motivation from the app community. Choose a goal — or let the app create personalized goals based on your info — and the app will keep you on track to get there.

iPhone rating: 4.8 stars

Android rating: 4.1 stars

Price: Free

Feel good and do good! Earn money for charity when you walk, run, or bike. Charity Miles’ members have already earned over $2.5 million for different causes. The app makes advocacy easy, so you can do something good for yourself and for others — all at the same time.

iPhone rating: 4.7 stars

Android rating: 3.6 stars

Price: Free

Simplify nutrition labels and find foods that suit your healthy diet with Shopwell. Create a food profile with your dietary goals, allergies, health concerns, and dislikes, and get personalized nutrition scores when you scan a label. Other features include food recommendations and location awareness tips to find products in your local grocery store.

iPhone rating: 4.8 stars

Android rating: 4.5 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

This brain-training program is designed to improve your focus, speaking abilities, processing speed, memory, math skills, and more. Get a personalized training program that adjusts the more you use it to maximize your results.

iPhone rating: 4.4 stars

Android rating: 3.9 stars

Price: Free

UA Record is a 24/7 connected health and fitness system that tracks sleep, fitness, activity, and nutrition. The app helps you set and reach goals, connect and sync devices, and find camaraderie and support with fellow UA users. You can also get personalized insights that will help you feel, perform, and look better.

iPhone rating: 4.6 stars

Android rating: 4.6 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Build healthy habits with Fabulous so you can enjoy a healthier, happier life. The app takes a holistic approach that motivates you to be more productive. You’ll maximize energy levels, find more focus, lose weight, and sleep better — just follow the app’s prompts.

iPhone rating: 4.4 stars

Android rating: 4 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Your personal Lark coach tracks your diet, exercise, sleep, medication, and weight using cutting-edge AI and connected health monitors. It will also text you advice and motivation whenever you need it, to help you stay on course. Get real-time, personalized, 24/7 support and counseling, all so you can make healthier choices.

If you want to nominate an app for this list, email us at nominations@healthline.com.


Jessica Timmons has been a freelance writer since 2007. She writes, edits, and consults for a great group of steady accounts and the occasional one-off project, all while juggling the busy lives of her four kids with her ever-accommodating husband. She loves weightlifting, really great lattes, and family time.