Healthier Living With Smart Phone Apps

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As people become more aware of the benefits of healthy living, more and more men and women are taking decisive steps to live healthily. From hitting the gym, to eating healthy, people are more conscious today than ever before.

But even more interesting, is the emergence of smart health apps that help you live up to your commitment of healthy living. You can keep track of your diet, activity level, water intake, and even daily sleeping patterns all with the help of apps! Technology has come a long way in helping us be the best version of ourselves. Whatever your health goals; whether it’s to be a bit more active, drink more water daily, or eat more fruits and veggies, Smartphone apps can help you keep track of your health goals.

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With so many apps available today, it’s good to know where to start on your journey of healthier living;

Here are the top health and wellness apps of 2019

Workout apps

If you find it hard to motivate yourself, fitness apps will help you keep fit and increase your level of activity based on your health goals. They act as a guide and also keep track of your progress to help you see how far you’ve come from where you started.

Seven – 7-minute workout

Feel pressed for time? Not crazy about working out for hours on end each day? Well, this app has hundreds of workout plans that are promised to work if you do the exercises regularly for just 7 minutes each day.

Download links:

Google Play
App Store

Nike Training Club

This app works just as your personal trainer would. With over 180 guides in different areas; from endurance to strength to yoga, it helps you work out regularly. Over time, it creates customized workouts based on what you like.

Download links:

Google Play
App Store

Asana Rebel

This is a great yoga app for all; from beginners to pros. The app gives you yoga-inspired exercises you can do from the comfort of your home. For those with a busy schedule, you can choose the ‘mini sessions’ option.

Download links:

Google Play
App Store

8fit

This app gives users customized meal plans and workouts to help you achieve your fitness goals. It has excellent training and nutritional tips, and you can work at home with the detailed step for the exercises.

Download links:

Google Play
App Store

Other health apps include;

Lifesum

This app has a calorie counter, food tracker, and loads of healthy recipes to guide you on your path to a healthier diet. It has an added feature called a ‘habit tracker’ to help you achieve your goals, such as adding more fruit to your diet or drinking more water.

Download links:

Google Play
App Store

SleepCycle

The benefits of equality sleep cannot be overrated. Good, quality sleep each night helps the body recover, keeps us healthy and mentally astute to be able to handle each day’s tasks. With SleepCycle, the app monitors your movements and wakes you with soothing music and a line graph of your sleep pattern, showing the lightest sleep phase.

Download links:

Google Play
App Store

Gratitude Journal

This app helps you look on the brighter side of things by writing down five things you enjoyed about your day. You can add a note for the next day to get you started on the right note, and it has a feature that lets you take camera images too. The added advantage of this app is it’s password protected and is 100% private. It is currently available on iOS at a small fee.

Download links:

Google Play
App Store

Giki

If you are keen on the ‘zero waste’ movement, then this app is for you. Termed as a ‘sustainable shopping companion’, Giki rewards users on how ethical a food shop is determined by whether the food is organic, responsibly sourced, whether it has a low carbon footprint and whether it’s tested on animals. If it doesn’t meet these requirements, then the app offers you alternatives you can swap.

Download links:

Google Play
App Store

Summary

With these apps, you can make healthier choices and live a healthier life