10 smartphone apps that are good for your health


If you're like me, your smartphone is one of your best friends. It keeps your schedule, makes sure you never miss an important email, helps you keep tabs on your kids -- and increases your thumb dexterity.

But smartphones aren't just for emailing, texting or even talking anymore. The flood of "apps" (applications) -- software programs made by third-party developers that you can download onto your phone -- allows users to do everything from making a Cosmopolitan to learning to speak Russian.

No one's denying that a bartender app doesn't come in handy. But there are also numerous apps that can help you improve your health -- and perhaps even lose a few pounds.

Here's our top 10 list of health apps to consider getting now.