The world’s first app debuted on the Apple store in 2008 and it changed the way we do absolutely everything. From navigation and keeping organised, most of us use an app for these day-to-day activities. Thanks to apps, we can take our personal goals to Nurture, Nourish and Move to a new level with the help of the app store, whether you’re tracking your movement, your or taking a yoga class — yes, there’s an app for that.
Here are the best wellness apps going around right now:
These guys know that dieting is just a short term fix, so not only can you track you sleep, mood and hunger levels with the Fooducate App, but you can also scan barcodes to check an item’s nutrition grading. They’ll suggest healthier options based on what you scan and uncover any hidden nasties that the big food companies don’t want you to see, like GMO’s or high fructose corn syrup. With a community of fellow app users for support, ask feedback and questions and personalise your app by adding in details including weight, height and dietary goals to track progress.
Cook books can be messy and sometimes lead to a burnt dinner, which is precisely how Sidechef’s app can help you; with over 3500+ healthy recipes delivered by voice command for hands-free cooking. The app allows you to rate recipes, follow your favourite healthy food bloggers and chefs and automatically convert ingredients portions to fit your tailored serving size.
For organic produce delivered to your door at a fraction of the price, Thrive Market lets you browse thousands of organic and non-GMO items from your phone. Track your order deliveries, access special deal, save your shopping list to purchase at a later date and search items based on your dietary needs — never before has staying healthy been such a no-brainer!
Unplugging is so important in our world where we’re bombarded by phone notifications, emails and daily overstimulation. Constant interruptions can fragment the mind from focusing and lead to feelings of anxiety, so if you’re feeling the need to unplug, the Moment App notifies you if you go over your personalised daily phone limit and lets you schedule phone-free hours so you can set healthy limits and waste less time mindlessly scrolling through apps.
Headspace has one mission; to improve the health and happiness of the world. With its guided meditation and mindfulness training, you can download the app and trial it for 10 days for free, before subscribing monthly or annually. The app is set up so that users complete one sessions (one meditation) every day for ten days. After ten days series a series is completed. Currently there are six series for users to complete: Foundation, Sport, Health, Relationships, Performance, and Headspace Pro. Each series after the introductory series has different categories and meditation tasks for you to complete.
Smiling Mind is a mindfulness meditation website and app, developed by an Australian non-profit with support from ReachOut. It features "modern meditation for young people" featuring guided meditations with the objective of managing stress, increasing resilience and assisting in reducing mental health risks in later life.
Looking after our minds is arguably more important than taking care of our bodies and Buddhify helps you do just that, with over 80+ custom meditations tailored to different parts of your day, from being online, work breaks or going to sleep. Meditations range from 5-30 minutes and their check in system allows you to measure your progress.
Mind Body App
The ultimate wellness app, Mind Body is the easiest way to book all your weekly fitness and even hair appointments, massages and spa treatments, all in the one place. Explore new studios in your area to keep your fitness routine stimulating, find great deals as an incentive to try something new or set goals to stay motivated and on track with your goals.
If you’re on the road and unable to make it to a studio, the next best thing is the Pocket Yoga app, with detailed voice and visual instructions that you can play through Apple TV or Airplay, the app automatically logs your progress and attendance — and if you want extra motivation, you can even ask Siri to set a reminder to begin your morning practice.
If you’re not interested in buying a Fitbit but still think you might benefit from tracking the amount of walking you’re doing during the day, then Moves is an app you can get around. Since our phones are with us all of the time anyway, Moves will track your daily cycling, walking and running and count your steps so you can measure your exercise and challenge yourself to move a little more.
If PT’s are just too expensive for your to justify; the Sworkit app puts you on a 6 week program based on your fitness level and offers a huge database of empowering bodyweight exercises that you can do anywhere.
This amazing app by Spotify automatically measures you running tempo and plays the perfect music to match based on your library. Featuring music that’s made for running, the app helps you stay motivated to keep pushing.
Another bodyweight app that allows you to train anywhere, Freeletics let you choose the amount of free time you have in the day and offers workouts that you can squeeze into 5 minutes if that’s all you have, making it the perfect app for anyone whose schedule is busy and unpredictable.
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