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12 Health Apps for Women Over 60

Mobile apps that we install on our phones or tablets have become useful for everyday life. From fun games to exercise apps, there’s an app for everything!

Are you looking for apps that can help you stay healthy? There are many useful apps that can help track your pills, provide morning meditations, suggest healthy recipes, and more.



Most apps have free versions or free trial days that typically include in-app advertisements. When you purchase an app or subscribe to a monthly plan, you get an ad-free experience and general access to more features. The price will be at the top right-hand corner and will tell you if there are in-app purchases.

Remember that most apps will automatically charge your account after the free trial period. Make sure to check your subscriptions on the App Store or Google Play store and manage them closely.

There are thousands upon thousands of apps out there and it can get quite overwhelming and downloading too many apps can get confusing. Let’s take a look at some of the best apps you can use to stay healthy.

Of course, these apps don’t replace regular doctor’s visits and are not intended to replace medical care.

Best Health Apps for Women Over 60

Pill Reminder Apps

Chances are you take medications daily and have some type of system to remind yourself to take them. Every time you miss taking a pill, you put your health at risk. These apps make a list of your medications and send you a reminder when it’s time to take them.

Medisafe Pill Reminder

Pharmacists rank Medisafe Pill reminder #1 among the pill reminder apps. It has been downloaded millions of times and helps you manage your pills, your refills, and reminds you of your doctor’s appointments. It will even let you know about drug interactions and other health concerns.

Medisafe for Android

Medisafe for Apple

MyTherapy: Medication Reminder

Another great app to help you keep track of your medications and other health issues is My Therapy: Medication Reminder. It not only manages your medications and refills, it also tracks your injection sites and weight fluctuations and more.

MyTherapy for Android

MyTherapy for Apple

Pill Reminder

Pill Reminder is another popular medication tracker for seniors and works very similarly to the other apps. You can monitor your medication schedule, take photos of your medications, send reports by email to your doctor, and much more.

Pill Reminder for Android

Pill Reminder for Apple

Monitoring Apps

Some apps can even monitor your heart rate, blood oxygen levels, calorie intake, and daily habits.

Instant Heart Rate: HR Monitor

Get your heart rate in less than 10 seconds, check your stress levels, and see trends and insights with the Instant Heart Rate app. The app uses the camera and flash on your phone so you don’t need an additional device to track your heart rate.

Instant Heart Rate for Android

Instant Heart Rate for Apple

Ada – Check Your Health

This app can help diagnose a health concern. You simply answer questions regarding your own or someone else’s symptoms and the app assesses your answers against its medical dictionary of thousands of disorders and medical conditions. You then receive a personalized assessment report that tells you what could be wrong and what to do next.

Ada on Android

Ada on Apple

Fabulous: Daily Habit Tracker

Your mental health should be a priority. Create healthy habits and daily structures with the Fabulous app. The app is a self-improvement, coaching, and mental health platform that helps you take care of yourself.

Fabulous for Android

Fabulous for Apple

Healthy Eating Apps

Lifesum: Healthy Eating

The Lifesum app is a food diary with a convenient barcode scanner, a calorie counter, a macro tracker (protein, carbs, and fats), and a water tracker. It also suggests diet plans for weight loss.

Lifesum for Android

Lifesum for Apple

MyFitnessPal: CalorieCounter

This food tracker and health app is like having a nutrition coach, intermittent fasting tracker, meal planner, and food diary right in the palm of your hand. MyFitnessPal is a health app to help you track your habits, make smarter food choices, and find motivation and support to stay healthy.

MyFitnessPal for Android

MyFitnessPal for Apple

Water Reminder – Daily Tracker

We all know we should drink plenty of water every day. With the Water Reminder app, you can schedule notifications to drink water during the day and track your consumption during the day.

Water Reminder for Android

Water Reminder for Apple

Meditation & Sleep Apps

Sleep is important for our general well-being and can affect our mood. Meditation can help you sleep better, reduce stress, and alleviate moods.

Headspace: Mindful Meditation

Listen to guided meditations to help you sleep better. Headspace is an everyday mindfulness and meditation app that helps you make mindfulness a daily habit. Learn how to relax, manage stress, find your focus, and release tension in both your mind and body.

Headspace for Android

Headspace for Apple

Sleep Cycle: Sleep Tracker

The Sleep Cycle app monitors your sleep patterns and gives you detailed reports every morning. The smart alarm clock only wakes you up when you are in your light sleep phase for a more restful sleep and gentler awakening.

Sleep Cycle for Android

Sleep Cycle for Apple

Calm: Sleep & Meditation

Calm is the #1 app for sleep and meditation. The app offers daily meditations, sleep stories narrated by well-known voices like Matthew McConaughey, calming music tracks from Keith Urban, and more.

Calm for Android

Calm for Apple

Let’s Have a Conversation:

Do you use apps to track your health? Which apps do you use? Do you have any apps to suggest to our readers? What do you like about health apps? Do you have any questions regarding using apps on your phone or tablet? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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Kim, I have used the Calm app for 5 or 6 years now, & at AUS$89/year, I don’t agree that it is “ridiculously expensive”. That’s about AUS$7.50 a week which is about $1 per day. I have gained heaps of benefit from this app, & with the choices of people, mind relaxation, music, exercises etc available, it really is a great investment.


Most of us survived pretty well before cell phones and apps frankly but there are, I’m sure, some useful ones out there. I loved the tv commercial for Calm and wanted to get it. It is ridiculously expense frankly so I passed. Put on some nice calming meditative music on You Tube for free.


Perhaps try Insight timer for meditation. Courses are not free, but everything else is. A lot of individual meditations and yes huge amount of music. I recommend it.

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