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5 Apps That Will Help You Stay In Shape


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With over 50 guided workouts—including cardio, Pilates, yoga, and more—and the option to customize/build your own, Sworkit is the perfect cure for workout boredom.  If you're looking for even more variety, upgrade to Premium for access to specialized categories such as sports conditioning and focused toning and strength. Our favorite part? All of the routines are equipment-free, meaning you can work out anywhere—from the beach to your living room.

Available for free on iOS and Android. Use the basic version for free or upgrade to Premium for $2.99 a month.

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With benefits like saving money and eating better, meal planning can help you take control of your diet and ditch the kitchen stress. If you don't have time to plan or need a little extra help, that's where eMeals comes in. Choose from a variety of meal plans, including low-calorie, low-carb, and Paleo, and have a full week's worth of dinners (complete with a grocery list and step-by-step instructions) at your fingertips.

Available for free on iOS and Android. After a 14-day free trial, it's $10 per month for a three-month subscription or $60 for a year.

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Do good for yourself and others by using Charity Miles on your next walk or run. For every mile you complete, sponsors of the app will donate a designated amount of money to a charity of your choosing. You can use the app while running, walking, or biking, so it's perfect for summer outdoor workouts. And with that extra incentive to help others spurring you on, you can't really say no to that morning run.

Available for free on iOS and Android.

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MyFitnessPal is a game changer when it comes to counting calories. Keep track of your food and exercise, set healthy goals, and be on your way to finally saying sayonara to those extra pounds you've been meaning to shake. Don't know how many calories were in that bowl of soup you had for lunch? No prob. MyFitnessPal has caloric information on millions of different foods—you can also scan barcodes on packaged food.

Available for free on iOS and Android. Upgrade to Premium for $9.99 a month or $49.99 a year.

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Being "healthy" is about more than just working out and eating right—you've got to get your mind in shape as well. The Calm app offers a range of guided meditations to help improve focus, manage stress, and more. (Stress can have a long-term effect on your mental health.) There's even a variety of bedtime stories to listen to while falling asleep. Weird? Slightly. Wonderful? Yes.

Available for free on iOS and Android. Upgrade to Premium for $12.99 a month or $59.99 a year.

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