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Free Health Apps Recommended by Dr. Oz Readers

“What’s the best health app that you have on your phone?” cardiac surgeon and The Dr. Oz Show host Dr. Mehmet Oz asked his Twitter readers.

They shared their favorite health apps on Twitter, generating an inspiring list of links for readers looking to be healthier.

You can see all the responses at the #OzApp hashtag. We’ve collected the top responses below–what’s your favorite?

MyFitnessPal:  ”Reach your weight loss goals with MyFitnessPal, the best calorie counter on the iPhone. Set a daily calorie goal and record your daily food and exercise to make sure you stay on track. Then watch the pounds come off!”

RunDouble: “Master the Couch to 5K (or C25K) training program with this app for Android phones, which prompts you through your 5K training. Choose a playlist from your music selection, and get on with it. It will track your total and interval distance, giving you pace and distance updates as you run.”

MapMyDogwalk: “Exercise your dog and get healthy at the same time! Log your walks, automatically track your calories, and sync with your free account at www.mapmywalk.com. MapMyDogwalk makes tracking your dog walks and outdoor adventures effortless and will keep you motivated to hit the road or trail day after day.

Nike+ Running App: “Get GPS tracking, audio feedback and cheers from your friends while you run.”

Fooducate: “Lose weight, eat REAL food, and track your progress. Fooducate grades your food, explains what’s really inside each product, and offers healthier alternatives. We’ve got the largest database of UPC-based nutrition information – over 200,000 unique products and growing.”

HealthyOut: “Looking for healthy food when you eat out? HealthyOut finds you dishes at local restaurants that match your diet and nutrition preferences. Under 500 calories, low carb, Italian? We have just the meal for you. We make it easy to eat healthy and stay on your diet when you’re eating out!”

Pocket Check-Up Lite: “Pocket check-up is a convenient health-checking app. Pocket check-up applies to people of all ages. It is easy to use and simple to understand. Easily master your health condition anywhere and anytime.”

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