It’s the new year, and with that often comes a renewed interest in our health and well-being and looking after ourselves a bit more. Obviously taking care of ourselves is always important, but sometimes life gets too busy and we neglect our health and end up feeling crappy, so the new year is a great time to get back into it.
We’re always on our phones anyway, so using apps to help us with our health and fitness makes a lot of sense and they can be great at keeping us on track and encouraging us.
Here are 10 apps to help you stay physically and mentally healthy in the new year:
Using tech and psychology, Lifesum creates a tailored plan to help you live a happier, more balanced life. With over 17 million users, whether your goal is to lose weight, build muscle, or just be healthier, Lifesum shows how changing your small, everyday habits can transform your life. It allows you to track your calories, log your meals, set yourself goals and even monitors how much water you drink. Premium Membership is available for a fee.
The Remente app is essentially a life coach that you can keep with you at all times. This clever app combines psychology with brain and mental training, to help users lead a happier life, with fewer stresses. Within the app, you will be able to track your moods, set yourself manageable and successful to-do lists, and improve your memory, helping you on the way to a healthy and happy 2018.
This is an app that can help you manage stress whenever you most need, whether you are on your daily commute, at work or at home. The app allows you to record and visualise your current stress levels and then provides you with breathing exercises, giving you a quick and highly effective way for dealing with any stressful situation.
The Acast podcasting platform plays host to numerous podcasts dedicated to mindfulness, and wellbeing. The Yogaland podcast is the place where you can hear sound health and wellness advice while also learning about how you can use yoga to help with issues you may be experiencing in your life. Another great podcast to help your wellbeing is The BodCast. The BodCast instils body positivity, looking critically at society’s tendency for skinny shaming and fat shaming and reminding listeners of the importance of self-love.
Clue is the app every female must download ASAP. Gender neutral in design and effortless to use, the app allows users to track everything from their period, fertile window, PMS and pain, to their partying habits, exercise, medication and birth control usage. The app predicts your cycles based on your own data, not on a set number or global averages. So Clue is very accurate, and becomes even more accurate the more you use it. With over 5 million active users across 190 countries, this app is essential for tracking your health.
When it comes to health, sleep is essential. In fact, not getting enough sleep has been linked to developing depression, increasing anxiety levels and weight gain. Sleepio can help you fall asleep faster, improve the overall quality of your sleep and can advise you what lifestyle changes you should make to sleep better.
This handy app boasts as many as 65 different yoga and meditation classes. Within the app, you can create your own classes, monitor your progress and schedule reminders for your workouts. Classes range from as little as 10 minutes to an hour and come with instructive videos.
This app is aimed at the busy city-dweller, lost in the hustle and bustle of work, commuting and socialising. Whether you are travelling to work, at home, getting to sleep or taking a walk, this app has over 80 meditations perfect for any situation, helping you find a calm haven amidst bustling activity.
Do you use any apps to help with your health and fitness? If you have any recommendations please do share them in the comments below!
This is a collaborative post with Lifesum. See my full disclosure policy here.
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