Health and wellness seems to be a topic on everyones minds these days. We all want to live healthier and more well-rounded lives. But all the information out there can be overwhelming. Implementing all the tips and tricks we read about can be difficult at times. For that reason, I am always looking for an easy way to do so. Health and wellness apps offer just that.
There are a few specific ways that I try to implement health and wellness into my daily life: working out, meditating and practicing gratitude, among other things. The best part is that I’ve found several health and wellness apps that make practicing these things easy. These are the health and wellness apps I use pretty much every single day. Most of them I have been using for several years now. They are a great way to make practicing health and wellness easy and doable in our everyday lives.
6 of the Best Health and Wellness Apps
I had a friend tell me about this app months and months ago, but it wasn’t until I read WomanCode that I really started utilizing it. Clue is an app that tracks your cycle as well as other things such as how your body is feeling, what emotions your experiencing, activities your participating in, medical information, etc. You enter your data in each day and once enough data is recorded it starts to let you know which symptoms and emotions you are experiencing the most and during what part of your cycle. I used to think tracking your cycle was only necessary when you were trying to get pregnant, but that is totally not true. This app has made me very aware of how I feel on a daily basis and I love it.
Okay, so this might be overkill, but I’m into this whole cycle syncing idea right now, so just go with me. MyFlo is obviously another app that tracks your cycle and is actually from the author of WomanCode. This app doesn’t let you input as much information as Clue, but it does go a lot more in depth about which cycle phase you are in, what you should be eating, they types of exercises you should be doing and how you should be feeling during each specific phase. It also provides reasons for why you could be experiencing specific symptoms and what you can do to help prevent those symptoms. This app has helped me in eating certain foods depending on which phase of my cycle I’m in and it really is an introduction to WomanCode. So while both Clue and MyFlo are cycle tracking apps, they provide a lot of different insight which I why I’ve been using them both on a daily basis.
I’m a huge advocate for practicing gratitude, I don’t think we do it nearly enough. My love for the 5 Minute Journal runs deep, but having an app on hand to record the things I’m grateful for is also necessary. Grateful gives a prompt each day, usually something along the lines of “What made today a good day” or “What are you grateful for today”, you complete the prompt with as long or as short of an answer as you’d like and you’re done! You can also keep notes and add photos to your daily prompt. When you open the app all the things you are grateful for are right there. It’s a nice reminder and a great way to practice gratitude every single day.
Headspace seems to be the favorite, most recommended meditating app. However I’m partial to calm. Honestly I haven’t used Headspace in probably 2 or 3 years, so I can’t really tell you the difference. I do know though that Calm is the one I always went back to and now use on a regular basis. You start with the 7 Days of Calm which is a nice introduction to meditating. I currently do the 10 minute Calm Light meditation, but there are plenty to choose from. You do have to pay for the majority of them, but the timed ones like, Calm Light, is free. Since starting a meditation practice, it’s become a big part of my morning routine, so this Calm app is used on the daily.
This is the app I talked about in my Current Workout Routine post. Again, it’s an app I use daily and absolutely love. It does cost about $20 a month, but I can justify that because I really do enjoy the workouts. Sweat offers 5 different programs and is mainly focused around the BBG workouts. I love being able to track my progress with this app and the step-by-step instructions for each workout. Plus, there is a new workout everyday which is always nice so things don’t get boring.
Last, but not least. Think Dirty is the most recent find for me and I’ve been loving it. It is an app that assigns scores to cleaning and beauty products depending on how toxic they are. If you’ve been following along lately you know I’ve been trying to clean up the products I use. This app has helped me with that immensely! All you have to do is scan the barcode of a product and it will pull up the rating as well as the reason for that rating. I’ve used this in Target several times since discovering it. It really does make switching to cleaner products so much easier!