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By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

One of my favorite things about today’s constantly evolving technological landscape is the awesome ways companies are starting to incorporate health concerns into their products. With all of the iPhone apps out there, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.

Luckily, Meghan Ahearn from Woman’s Day Magazine has compiled a list of her favorite top 10 health apps. Have a look at the top 5– see if any of them will work for you!

  • Lose It!
    Set your daily calorie goal and stick to it with this helpful program that allows you to track your caloric intake and burn rate. Using the searchable database, you can log the foods you eat throughout the day and subtract calories burned during exercise. Users love that they can tally and save nutritional info for recipes they make most often. Free; Apple.com/iTunes

  • iWatchr
    Weight Watchers devotees, listen up: Now you can tally your daily food points with ease with this tool that allows you to calculate points for the meals and snacks you intake throughout the day. Users love the convenience of tracking their points without referencing the Weight Watcher’s site, and that it combines the food journal and point slider in one convenient package. $0.99;Apple.com/iTunes
  • Nutrition Menu
    This app boasts the largest freestanding nutritional information database on the market. You’ll find the calorie, fat, carb and fiber counts for over 79,000 food items—all without connecting to the Internet! Plus, you can track your daily food intake to see the number of calories you’ve consumed. $2.99; Apple.com/iTunes

  • iBody
    Recently honored with a Mobie Award for best app in the Healthcare and Fitness category, iBody allows you to record and keep on top of the most important health factors for your body: weight, blood pressure, pulse rate and BMI. Use it to track your weight loss or maintain a healthy blood pressure level to ensure you stay in the best shape possible. $9.99; Apple.com/iTunes
  • GoodFoodNearYou
    There’s nothing worse than finding yourself in an unfamiliar location and not knowing where to score good grub that’s also good for you. This app takes all the guesswork out of it by recommending nearby healthy food options based on your current location, which is tracked via GPS. We think this one would come especially in handy during road trips or on those late nights when you’re unsure which restaurants are still open. Free;Apple.com/iTunes

For the rest of the list, visit 1o Top Diet and Fitness Web Apps.

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