If one of your goals this year is to get in shape and eat healthier, there are plenty of free apps out there to help you reach your goal. But, did you know that there are quite a few free apps available that also offer rewards just for being healthy? Check out a few fitness apps that offer various benefits...
1.) CHARITY MILES (FREE!):
Raise money for charity! Simply turn on the app, choose a charity, and press start. As you walk, run, or bike, the Charity Miles app will track your distance and the money earned. Bikers will earn up to 10¢ per mile; walkers and runners can earn up to 25¢ per mile, all courtesy of corporate sponsors (such as Humana, Johnson & Johnson, Timex Sports and Kenneth Cole). When you're finished, accept your sponsorship and they'll send you a note confirming your good work. Go here for more details.
2.) WALGREENS BALANCE REWARDS (FREE!):
Shop at Walgreens? Get Balance Rewards points for setting and achieving goals and daily tracking. Simply log your walk, run, bike ride, weigh-in, blood pressure/glucose reading, or other healthy activity, and you will earn Balance Rewards points that can be redeemed at your local Walgreens (5,000 points equals a $5 reward). Your healthy activity can also be sent automatically if you sync select health and fitness devices & apps. Go here for more details.
3.) BOUNTS (FREE!):
Bounts, a British based company that's also available in the USA, Canada and several other countries, lets you connect your favorite fitness apps and devices (Garmin, RunKeeper and more) to earn "bounts" whenever you walk, run, swim, cycle, gym – every activity earns you bounts. For most devices/apps, you must take as little as 7,000 steps a day or 20 minutes of continued exercise from your connected apps. Plus, you can earn nice rewards such as genuine cash gift vouchers from big brands and local stores. Go here for more details.
4.) HIGI (FREE!):
Higi is a free and easy way to keep tabs on your health and wellness information. Your higi score is a measure of your recent activity, so the more active and engaged you are within higi the higher you score. Higi Stations are located in select retail pharmacies and grocery stores (such as Whole Foods, Rite Aid, H-E-B and Publix) and will measure your weight, BMI, pulse blood pressure. However, you can also track your progress with the Free Higi App and you can connect your account with other fitness apps, including Fitbit, Garmin, Nike and more. You can earn rewards, such as a Free month of Bulu Box, discounted Element Bars and Orgain products and more. Go here for more details.
5.) ACHIEVEMINT (FREE!):
AchieveMint lets you earn rewards with the health and fitness apps you already own, use, and love. Just connect the applications and devices you like and AchieveMint will generate insights that help keep you healthy and active. You earn rewards just by doing healthy things so the more you do, the more you earn! For every 10,000 points, you'll earn $10. Rewards are paid out within 3-7 business days, and Achievers can redeem cash directly into their PayPal account or bank account of choice.