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Health and Fitness Apps for Families

We have gone ahead and curated a list of the best health and fitness apps for families and kids, which include various methods of activity, including fitness, exercise, workouts, yoga, dancing, and running.

    Parents and teachers should have an awareness of each learner's mindset and how they are coping mentally.  If your child or your student could use direction, guidance, and strategies for handling stress and anxiety, you should take a look at Student Success.

    Devices: Android


    All the World is a video-based service that delivers a very wholistic array of topics to young children.  Covering both classroom and general interest topics, it provides a great basis for children's future learning.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Resilient Family: Happy Child provides simple mindfulness based, movement and awareness training for individuals, parents and older and younger children. It uses movement to discharge stress and build body awareness.   The aim is to support development of resilience and self-regulation through training in mindful movements.  

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Augmented Reality can be a lot of fun. In this free app, it is combined with colouring, health, and healthy eating to make an entertaining and educational app.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    This fully-featured app is free to download and designed by experts to help with maths practice and develop positive attitudes to eating vegetables.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Stop, Breathe & Think is a free mindfulness and meditation app that encourages kids for developing positive habits of mind for kids and adults. Kids can experience guided meditation exercises from their mobile devices. Teachers and Parents who practice mindfulness have more mental clarity and flexibility, are better able to listen and as a result, make better decisions. At Stop, Breathe & Think, they believe that taking a few minutes each day to feel the calm is as important as regular exercise to reduce stress at work and increase engagement and creativity.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Calm is a successful meditation and sleep app, with programs for anyone interested in mindfulness, from beginners to advanced users of all ages. New guided meditations are uploaded every day, and they range in length from 3 to 25 minutes, so that users can choose sessions that fit their schedules. Calm is the perfect meditation app for beginners, but also includes hundreds of programs for intermediate and advanced users. Guided meditation sessions are available in lengths of 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 minutes so you can choose the perfect length to fit with your schedule.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    With Daily Connect, parents can have peace of mind by tracking what their child is and has been up to during the day. The app has data entry options for basic needs like getting fed, and also tracks activity and milestones.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Mapmywalk allows you to track and map your daily walking activity as well as your nutrition. If this sounds familiar, it’s because Mapmyrun and Mapmyride have the same features, but each app is geared more toward each specific movement of exercise. This makes each one more accurate and focused on your goal and although some users have complained about Internet connection issues, I didn’t come across any. Just as you can for running or cycling, Mapmywalk lets you choose or create routes, and you can even compete against other users for a spot on the leader board if you’re looking to take your exercise to the public.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Issa's Edible Adventures is a stunning application that is suitable for ages 6 and above and follows the adventures of Issa as she discovers the ingredients from around the world to help make wonderful dishes. This beautifully designed app has been inspired by celebrity chef Aliya LeeKong who has a passion for bringing global and socially conscious foods into everyday cooking. This app is free from in-app adverts. 

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Funny Teeth! Fun games for kids is essentially a game about, as you may have guessed from the title, dental hygiene. The worthy message is wrapped up in a number of amusing games to stimulate logic and reasoning. 

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Movement Assessment Tool is a useful app to let teachers easily record and check their children's movement skills. Assessing movement skills in Physical Education can be difficult.  This app makes it easy and provides extra guidance for teachers too.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    MyFitnessPal is an app designed to help you monitor your fitness and to achieve your exercise goals. MyFitnessPal is one of the top two nutrition apps recommended by dietitians. In addition to counting calories, MyFitnessPal users can track their water intake and macronutrients, giving them one of the most extensive nutrient databases of the apps analyzed. The app is fully cloud sync enabled with the MyFitnessPal service, so users can log data from their computer or their phone and get access to all of their data, updated as it is inputted in real time. The app can also track basic exercises, with support for popular trackers such as the Fitbit series and Jawbone UP, and also has compatibility with other fitness apps such as Apple Health.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    The Runtastic is great app for beginner runners, as it is simple and dedicated to running, walking, and biking so you won’t get overwhelmed with lots of other exercise options.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Smiling Mind is a meditation and mindfulness app with guided practices for both children and adults. It features a library of mindfulness tracks, with targeted practices for everything from stress and sleep to relationships and gratitude. Tracks can be added to favorites, played with music and downloaded for use offline and on the go. The app is best suited for people new to meditation, with introduction tracks specifically for children and beginners.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    This app teaches children how to use technology without harming their health through poor posture and overuse.  To help them remember and employ what they learn, Ergobreak 4 Kids prompts them to take an Ergobreak at user-defined intervals.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    This app aims to teach children specific relaxation techniques.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Ripple effect for Teens is an American based app that teaches students the equivalent programme of PSHE (Personal and social education) found in UK schools. The app is a secure personal project based application that covers over 400 teen related tutorials from health to academic success to personal goal setting. The Ripple Effect for Teens is tailored for male or female users and suitable for ages 13 years and up. As the website suggests, “There are many right ways to use it - for systematic training, for targeted prevention, or for individualized intervention and guidance. It can be applied reactively, to deal with specific issues in a few minutes, and proactively, over time, to boost academic achievement, change behaviour, reduce substance use, and promote healthy choices. It’s designed to be used how you need it, when you need it – throughout the school and in the community.”

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Pepi Bath 2 is an entertaining app for young children learning early life skills. The app includes seven interactive situations that will have your child brushing their teeth, using the bathroom, bathing, taking care of clothes, dressing up, and taking care of laundry.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Head Over Heels About Gymnastics is the gymnastics app that provides step-by-step instructions and top tips explaining how to perform a large variety of gymnastic skills via simple language, eye catching photography and bite size video tutorials. 

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    A fantastically-designed app to encourage healthy eating.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    The world’s most effective weight loss program just got even more fun.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Omvana is a brilliant idea that allows people to transform the way they meditate in order to make their practice more effective.  Omvana provides its users with over 500 of the world’s most effective transformational audio tracks to help improve every area of life. Some of the most popular categories include body, mind, productivity, lifestyle, relationships, and hypnosis. The “6 Phase Meditation” guides you through different practices over the course of 20 minutes, including forgiveness, gratitude, and connection.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    The Kid’s App was designed with the idea that parents and children should agree on the right amount of screen time.    Kids love having the freedom to make choices. unGlue lets them track their own screen time, check their schedules, earn more time by doing chores, and even roll over unused minutes for another day. You set the limits on content and time. Encourage better habits by allowing your kids to save unused screen time for later — up to your maximum limit.   Get your kids active again. Motivating your kids to get moving isn’t hard when you have the right bargaining chips: screen time minutes. With Steps4Time, kids can trade daily steps for screen time. It’s an easy way for parents to get their kids up and out of the house — not just glued to their gadgets.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    The 7-minute workout is based on strong evidence that high-intensity interval training can provide many of the same benefits as longer workouts, but without the same commitment of time.  For kids ages 6 to 8, this is a great workout app.    Kids can work on endurance, strength, and flexibility in a fun way with 7-Minute Workout for Kids. With exercises like jumping jacks, squats, and push-ups, the whole family can join in. And, it takes only minutes to stay fit. 

    Devices: iPhone, iPad