With the new year already here, some of your resolutions might include working on your health. In today’s post, we cover some apps that can help you stay on track.
Habit is an app that allows you to track your activity daily. It enables you to enter your goals, whether it is daily or long term, and will track your progress. It works for any goals, whether getting exercise or meditating or reading more. Habit allows reminders to be set for specific activities to stay on track. Habit is only available for iOS now, but Habit Tracker and HabitHub are great Android alternatives.
Waterlogged is a great way to track your daily water consumption. Staying hydrated has several health benefits. It boosts your immune system and flushes out your system when you’re sick. In addition, it also helps put you in a good mood and keeps your skin healthy. The app will send reminders to make sure you’re on track.
MyFitnessPal is a long term favorite to help lose weight. It will help you track what you eat and has an extensive database that makes counting calories easy. It tracks both packaged calories as well as homemade dishes. There is a lot of information available in the free version, which isn’t always the case with other apps, but there is a paid version that unlocks even more features.
The gym can be boring, and crafting a playlist for the gym can be time-consuming. Both of the reasons mentioned are easy excuses for not going to the gym. Check out Fit Radio or RockMyRun. Both apps have premade playlists and music that will match your tempo or activity.
SmilingMind is a meditation app that is designed for all ages and is free. It has meditations designed for kids in the classroom and mediations designed for adults based on the issue. These include stress, sleep, relationships, workplace, and more. You can track your meditations and set reminders to meditate.
Ironically, the increasing connectedness of social media had wreaked havoc on our mental health. This is especially true for kids and teenagers who live online. Therapy is expensive and may not be accessible to everyone. There are plenty of apps online that can help with these issues. However, we are not professionals, but the Anxiety and Depression Association of America has compiled an excellent comparison list of apps related to mental health. These are not a substitute for a professional but maybe some help. For more information, check out their website here.
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