As the 21st century saying goes, “there’s an app for that”. The world of health and fitness is no exception with thousands of health related apps to choose from.

Finding the right apps to help you keep your health and fitness journey on track can be tricky. We’ve compiled a list of what we believe are 5 of the top health related apps of 2017.

1. MyFitnessPal

This app has been around for a while and it’s popularity speaks for itself. It’s free to download on any mobile device and offers almost everything you need to help track your weight loss journey. This includes:

  • Entering your daily food intake.
  • Calculating the calories you’ve consumed.
  • Exercise tips.

The app includes a huge database of foods allowing you to select meals and see the calorie count, scan barcodes, and track the nutritional contents. With MyFitnessPal you can quickly and easily see where you are with daily calorie intake and track your weight loss progress. It can also work in conjunction with fitness devices such as a Fitbit or Garmin.

2. My QuitBuddy

By QuitNow, My QuitBuddy is a personalised app which helps you quit smoking and stay smoke free. This app allows you to:

  • Help track your progress.
  • Log the number of days smoke-free.
  • Predicts the amount of money you have saved.
  • Provides motivation and support from a community board.

It’s free to download for Apple, Windows and Android devices.

3. VacciDate

This app is a tool for Queensland families, which helps you manage your child’s vaccination schedule.

For children up to 4 years of age it enables you to:

  • Enter a profile for each of your children.
  • Enter appointment dates for vaccines.
  • Receive reminders before vaccinations are due or appointments are scheduled (at 1 month, 1 week, 1 day and 1 hour).
  • Store a record of vaccinations for each child.

It can also send appointment information to your personal calendar and provide access to the VacciDate website, which contains more information about vaccines. The VacciDate app is free to download for Android and Apple users.

4. First Aid App

The Red Cross has developed a free guide to first aid and CPR, giving up-to-date access to information on first aid anywhere and anytime!

With this app you can:

  • Take interactive quizzes to help refresh your knowledge.
  • Watch comprehensive videos about first aid.
  • Receive clear first aid instructions with images.

This app works in conjunction with the training received at the Red Cross first aid training course and is your pocket guide to first aid. It’s free to download on Apple and Android devices.

5. House Call Doctor

It would be remiss of us to mention top apps for your health without giving a plug to our own. With the House Call Doctor app you can now book a doctor to your door after-hours using your smartphone.

The app allows you to:

  • Be notified of service times and days.
  • Makes booking quick and easy.
  • Saves your details for future bookings.

It’s free to download for Apple and Android users.