THE TOP TEN Healthy Living Apps
Most of us want to live a healthier life, but in our busy day-to-day lives it can be difficult to keep track of everything that involves. These apps make it easier (and often more fun!) to make healthy choices and keep track of our progress toward a fitter, happier life.
Most of us want to live a healthier life, but in our busy day-to-day lives it can be difficult to keep track of everything that involves. These apps make it ... more
This handy app has a massive database of foods that lets you quickly and easily keep track of what you're eating and its contents, so you know when you need to cut back on calories or reduce your fat intake.
Make your solitary runs a (digitally) social experience by posting your workout stats to Twitter or Facebook and comparing your progress with your friends. If everyone can keep track of your runs, it's a much greater incentive to stick with it, plus the GPS function charts your progress so you can watch yourself improve.
Walk the Tube
For those living in London, this free tube map app encourages you to reduce the stress of commuting and get fit at the same time by ditching the tube and walking between stations instead. The app shows the number of steps between tube stops and lets you count your progress toward the recommended 10,000 steps a day for good health.
Confused about the nutritional value of many products in the grocery shop? This clever app lets you scan the barcode of individual items for a detailed rundown of their content, letting you make more informed and healthy choices while shopping.
Deep Sleep With Andrew Johnson
De-stress and improve the quality of your sleep with an app that talks you through meditation and breathing exercises to clear your mind and relax your body in order to ensure a deep, natural slumber.
If you find that financial incentives are your chief motivator, GymPact may be the healthy living app for you. When you start using the app you make a pact to go to the gym a certain number of times a week. If you do not sign in at the gym using your smart device a minimum number of times, you'll be fined a predetermined amount. All the fines are divided periodically between those who did keep their pacts, so the more you work out, the more money you could earn.
Authentic Yoga With Deepak Chopra
A comprehensive introduction to yoga in app form, the video explanations make it easy to learn a wide range of yoga poses, while customisable routines let you create a workout that suits your needs and goals. There's a social function as well for those who like to discuss their progress or seek advice.
Many people overlook strength training, but building muscle not only improves the tone and function of your body, but helps it burn calories more efficiently, too. Jefit helps you find the perfect weights routine to accomplish your strength training goals, whether that's general toning, bulking up, or improving performance in a specific sport.
This app acts as the little voice in your head asking you if you really need that next cigarette - except it's in your phone! Quit helps you quit smoking by gradually weaning you off the habit, tracking how much you smoke each day then encouraging you to slowly increase the time between each cigarette. It also provides a valuable breakdown of how much money you're saving by smoking less, for those who like financial motivation.
A one-stop health resource, this app does everything from remind you to take your medication to track down your nearest dentist. Catch up on the latest health news, find and rate specialist health services, and store your medical history, appointment details and test results all in one convenient place.
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