Health and Fitness APIs

Health and Fitness APIs

About Health and Fitness APIs

Health and fitness APIs allow users to obtain complete control over their personal goals. From controlling the quality of food intake to keeping users excited to exercise or even monitoring serious health issues like diabetes, these APIs keep us motivated to stay on top of our health and living our best lives.

What is a Health API?

There are many different types of health and fitness APIs. For example, some tap into food nutrition databases to show the vitamin, macro, and micronutrients in foods and recipes. Others allow users to input their fitness goals and create personalized exercise routines. Finally, some interact with wearable smart devices or phones, monitoring vital statistics such as daily steps, miles walked, blood pressure and pulse rate, and more.

How does a Health API work?

Health APIs act as secure messengers between users and server endpoints supplying the requested data.

Who can benefit from a Health API?

Anyone interested in staying healthy, hitting or maintaining their weight or fitness goals, or monitoring their health issues can benefit from these types of APIs.

Developers have a wide variety of options available to add functionality to the applications they wish to build in the niche. Moreover, these APIs allow web admins in the industry to integrate handy tools, like BMI calculators and food calorie data, onto their sites.

Why are Health and Fitness APIs necessary?

The world at large has never been as into health and fitness as it is today. People are more in-tuned with their bodies and more interested in keeping them as fit as possible for as long as possible.

Health and fitness APIs help them do that. The databases that these APIs connect to have decades of research compiled into data. This data is accessed and returned to end-users in simple terms they can understand and put to use.

What can you expect from a Health and Fitness API?

A health API is only as good as the server it connects to. Information, such as health tips, nutrition information, and exercise methods should be based on current standards and knowledge. For those APIs that connect to smart devices or allow for account creation so users can track their progress, developers should maintain the highest encryption level protocols to provide secure transfer and protection of sensitive customer data.

Are there examples of free Health and Fitness APIs?

  1. Recipe Search and Diet
  2. Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator
  3. ExerciseDB
  4. Food Calorie Data Search
  5. CDC Baby Percentile Weight Length
  6. US Doctors and Medical Professionals
  7. Food Data
  8. Health
  9. COVID-19

Health and Fitness API SDKs

All Health and Fitness APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:

  1. Node.js
  2. PHP
  3. Python
  4. Ruby
  5. Objective-C
  6. Java (Android)
  7. C# (.NET)
  8. cURL

Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.

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