The top 10 best apps for a healthy lifestyle
Watching your diet, exercising, drinking sufficient water and getting enough sleep can be a full-time job. Your days are already so busy that it’s difficult to be busy with your health on top of everything else.
Fortunately, we live in the 21st century and have technology that can make our lives easier. We selected the 10 best health apps you can download to keep your body and mind in top shape!
Following your diet and staying motivated is a breeze with MyFitnessPal as your sidekick. This app is one of the best health apps on the iTunes App Store for a reason. MyFitnessPal has a database with nutritional values of more than 5 million products.
A healthy mind in a healthy body, that is what we at Tamashi firmly believe in. Combine your daily workout with some meditation for optimal health. Several scientific studies have already shown the benefits of meditation on our health.
Looking for a quick get away from the hustle? Then the Calm app is perfect for you. Calm explains meditation and mindfulness in seven days and helps you relax with exercises and soothing sounds. The free scan even allows you to perform a body scan. If you take the paid subscription, you have access to a whole range of extras such as sleep aid and exercises that boost your concentration and self-confidence.
4. Sleep Cycle
Sleeping well and getting enough sleep is an essential part of a healthy, energetic lifestyle. If you don’t get enough sleep, your body will struggle to repair your heart and blood vessels and keep your hormones and blood sugar levels in balance.
Sleep Cycle is a fantastic health app that monitors your heartbeat during sleep and keeps track of the quality of your sleep. But perhaps the best feature of Sleep Cycle is its built-in alarm clock. The app follows your sleep pattern and wakes you up in the morning during your lightest sleep phase, so you’re perfectly rested and ready to for a productive day!
5. Nike Training Club
With the Nike Training Club, you have an almost full-fledged personal trainer at hand on your smartphone. You’ll find workouts ranging from strength training to yoga and the extra tips you’ll get on training, nutrition, wellness and mindfulness make the Nike Training Club a complete health app. For the development of the app, Nike works together with top trainers and top athletes. You can even choose to do a workout based on your favourite athletes, such as Serena Williams or LeBron James for example.
6. Seven – 7 Minute Workout
No time is no excuse. A daily workout should only take 7 minutes. You don’t even have to go to the gym. With the 7 Minute Workout app you can do short workouts for your whole body, without the need for extra training material. You start with exercises for beginners that gradually become heavier.
If you prefer to sport outside, then Runkeeper is your go-to app! Runkeeper tracks your calorie consumption and evolution and motivates you to achieve your goals. After your workout, the app even rewards you with great discounts on sports brands or health products.
Strava is one of the most widely used mobile apps worldwide to keep track of your sports performance and has almost become a social network of sports enthusiasts. You can easily connect the app to your smart watch or bike computer. In addition to keeping track of your own activity, you can connect on the go with other athletes who also use Strava and share their routes, follow each other or react to each other’s activity. So you can challenge your friends to motivate each other or even create online sports clubs to take on the challenge together!
Reading books is a must for your mental health. But let’s face it, after a day’s work, preparing food, doing sports and cleaning up, etc., there’s only one thing you want… sleep. In order to keep up with the latest news and get your daily dose of reading, there is blinkist. This app summarizes the most important issues of more than 3000 non-fiction books. You can easily read them in fifteen minutes on your smartphone or tablet.
10. TheFabStory: Fabulous – Self Care
Healthier living, more sleep, creating a morning routine… Teaching yourself new habits and keeping up with them is often easier said than done. Fabulous is a genius health app that helps you step by step.
It starts very simple: drink a glass of water when you wake up. This way you get your body going and you start your day well (a tip we at Tamashi also swear by!).
To teach you this habit, the Fabulous app sends you a reminder before you go to sleep, so you can put a glass of water on your bedside table the night before and don’t forget it in the chaos of the morning.
After a few times you don’t need the reminder anymore and it’s time to learn one of the many other habits in a similar way.
You see, maintaining a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be time-consuming. Download some of the above apps on your smartphone or tablet and start your productive day.
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