Health & Wellness

Get movin'! 7 free apps, sites to help you get healthy and fit

With spring officially underway, now's the perfect time to get out of the house and get back into shape. Randi Zuckerberg, CEO and Founder of Zuckerberg Media shares seven free apps and websites that will help you get (and stay) healthy and break a sweat.

EmpowHER is an award-winning social health company for women that provides visitors access to one of the largest women's health and wellness content libraries on the web. EmpowHER promotes a "24 Hour Promise" to its visitors, who can come to the site, ask any health question and receive a response within 24 hours. 

Up coffee app, Free

UpCoffee is the simplest way to understand how caffeine affects your sleep. Behind its delightful design, Jawbone's world-class data scientists crunch numbers so you can learn about your body's reaction to caffeine-without becoming jittery or disrupting your sleep. 

Rock my run app, Free

Enjoy seamless DJ mixes that are specifically designed for running. The mixes are available across a range of genres, lengths and speeds so you will perform better and never have to worry about stale music for your run ever again!

If you can't get enough of fitness classes, managing memberships across multiple gyms can be tough — not to mention expensive. FITiST allows users to book and take classes from a variety of studios and gyms, often at a significant discount. Users pick from 10 one-to three month-long plans and use the site to schedule their workouts across locations. Users can also snap up last-minute spots in popular classes, making the dreaded "stand-by" list a thing of the past.

Hot 5 fitness app, Free

From abs to yoga and flexibility and everything in between, Hot5 contains 5-minute video workouts that are super easy to follow and feature only five moves. You can find workouts of all varieties and difficulty levels.

Instant heart rate app, Free

Instant Heart Rate uses your phone's camera to detect the pulse from your fingertip. Just place the tip of your index finger on the phone's camera, and in a couple of seconds your pulse will be shown.

The UNICEF Tap Project invites you to go without your phone to help children in need of clean water. For every ten minutes you don't touch your phone, UNICEF Tap Project donors and sponsors can fund one day of clean water for a child in need. It's that simple.