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

I have to come clean and admit it, I am an Android user. Although I love Mac products overall, the iPhone’s marriage with AT&T did not sway me away from the clearer phone connections and fewer dropped calls I get from Verizon. (And, no, Verison is not paying me to say this!  I used to use Cingular (now AT&T) and had to switch to Verizon to save my business when I dropped a client call 4 times using Cingular.)

I know some of my clients do have iPhones so a while ago, I posted about Iphone apps that help you get healthy here. But what about us Android users? Mashable.com, a top social media guide, has a great list of the top 8 Android Apps for health and fitness. Here’s a brief summary of their list. Go to the original blog post to read more here including info on cost of the apps and screen shots of each app.

Cardio Trainer Screen Shot

CardioTrainer + Racing–combining two apps to help motivate you to run a better race. Cardio Trainer can be combined with a weight loss app as well.

Fast Food Calorie Counter-let’s you find the healthiest choices from among Fast food options. This app provides calories, fat grams, fiber, carbs and protein for 72 fast food restaurants. Watch the video review here.

Endomondo Sports Tracker–tracks time, distance, speed and altitude. it also gives you a history of your workouts. This app also integrates with Googlemaps making it a great resource for runners, hikers and those out for a fitness adventure!

Calorie Counter by FatSecret–this app provides calorie and nutrition facts. It incorporates a bar code scanner to help you find the healthiest food options and calculates the recommended daily intake to help you achieve your fitness and weight goals.

AllSport GPS– this app lets you track your routes, distance covered, time your speed and even the calories you burn when running or hiking. The app also provides you with maps, virtual races, down loadable routes and elevation info.

Beer Gut Fitness–this app tells you how many calories you consume with each beer or glass of wine and how much exercise and what type of exercise to do to burn those calories!

Absolute Fitness–an app that combines the best of all apps and lets you track your food intake, exercise routine and monitor your fitness goals.

and finally, my favorite app:

Backpacker GPS Trails
–this app acts as a hand held trip database and personal navigation gizmo. use it to track your own hikes, geotag photos and videos, share your trips with others. it provides you with download maps to find trails that include thousands of trips taken by Backpacker magazine.

Read the entire list with screen shot pics, pricing and app size info at Mashable.com here.

For 101 Great Android Apps, go here.

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