Looking after your mind and body isn’t easy when you’re juggling that with full-time work and trying to survive a world in crisis. Luckily, you’re not on your own – with these apps to be your personal trainer and health coach, you can breathe easy (apart from when you’re in the middle of a workout, of course).
Launched in 2010, Headspace has been keeping people calm and present for many years with meditations. Andy Puddicombe, one of the main people behind Headspace, helped to create the app with the goal of introducing meditation to everyone, no matter what age, race, gender, or socioeconomic status. You can use the basic version for free or pay $12.99 per month to access many more guided meditations. There is something for every occasion, whether you need to bolster your confidence or ease into a good night’s rest.
Sleep is often overlooked as an essential component in overall health. Your mood, energy, appetite, and cognitive abilities are all affected by the amount and quality of your sleep. While apps like Headspace can help with putting you to sleep, Sleep Cycle does the job of tracking your sleeping habits and routine so that you can work on getting the rest you need. It also gives you statistics of the sleep habits of Sleep Cycle users across the globe -you can see exactly who has been bingeing series till 4 am. Sleep Cycle is free to download but you can upgrade for $9.99 a month.
Everyone wants to be happy, right? With Happify, you could be (more than you are now, at least). In all seriousness, being actively engaged with your state of mind is the best way to cultivate happiness and achieve contentment. Happify has been designed based on research and offers subscribers a vast array of activities and exercises aimed at self-improvement and self-awareness. The basic version is free or you can get Happify Plus starting from $14.99 per month.
Nike Training Club
Nike needs no introduction, and its workout app lives up to the brand’s motto: Just Do It. It offers a variety of exercise sessions and plans to target both cardiovascular fitness and strength. The program is well-structured and questionnaires help you to find the right starting point for your current level of fitness and your preferences in activities. At the moment both the basic and premium features are free – a gesture of goodwill on the part of Nike during these tough times.
This app is geared towards those wanting to learn more about their menstrual cycles; it offers a comprehensive collection of information that you can use to track your cycle. Different functions make it possible to predict the timing of periods and help users to see how different parts of their cycles influence their mood and energy.
Use With Discretion
Using apps like these isn’t a one-size-fits-all ticket to health and happiness, although they are a great start, and you can also visit website to have some fun and relax. If you feel that your health isn’t up to scratch and things don’t improve, it’s always best to go to a professional for help.