An App a Day

It seems there’s an app for everything.

Apps have opened up an entirely new world for people to manage their health and wellbeing. In doing so, they are in the process of transforming the industry.

Through apps, smartphones now enable people to monitor their sleep, join support groups, participate in reward programs, manage their weight, guide their food selection, and monitor their exercise program. All this in the palm of your hand.

There are so many apps available it’s hard to know which ones are most effective.  Here are a few that we at RMHP like.

FOOD

Fooducate
Price: Free! Download here: Android     iPhone

You may easily identify whether the food you have selected is a healthy option withthis app. Scan a product bar code and see the letter grade based on its nutritional facts.  A healthier alternative food choice is also listed.

Foodzy
Price: Free! Download here: iPhone  Android


Make healthy choices a fun game by earning badges and tracking your personalized food stats.

 

RealSimple Recipes
Price: $4.99 Download here iPhone


Short on time and want to make something healthy? This app includes good-for-you recipes that take less than 40/30/20 minutes.

 

CalorieCounter – My Fitness Pal
Price: Free Download here iPhone   Android


One of the largest food databases (over 2 million foods), gives you the ability to track calories, including fast food and even calories spent on exercise.

EXERCISE

Daily Ab Workout
Price: Free! Download here: iPhone  Android


Get daily routines for your abdomen. Each routine is between 5-10 minutes, becoming progressively harder as you move through the routines.

 

GymPact
Price: Free! Download here: iPhone


Conquer excuses with financial motivation and get yourself to the gym. Earn real money for making it to (and completing) your workouts – paid for by those who missed theirs.

 

Fitocracy
Price: Free! Download here: iPhone


Connect with other individuals who have the same goals as you, track your workouts and get daily motivation tips and points.

 

PocketYoga
Price: $2.99 Download here: iPhone   Android

Get tailored yoga sessions on your phone, no matter where you are. It’s just like having a personal yoga instructor with you wherever you go.

 

Lifestyle Behaviors

Pzizz Sleep
Price: $5.99 Download here: iPhone


Pzizz helps you get to sleep faster and obtain a more restful sleep with the combination of soothing sounds and voice cues aimed at helping you relax, de-stress, and get to sleep.

 

Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock
Price: $0.99 Download here: iPhone  Android


This clock app analyzes your sleeping habits and tailors your wake-up habits.  Put phone on your mattress and it will wake you when you’re in your lightest sleep stage. Waking up in the lightest sleep phase feels like waking without an alarm clock – so you feel more rested and relaxed.

Stress Tracker
Price: Free! Download here:  iPhone 


This tool helps you track your stress by regularly rating how you feel and tracking what triggers your stress.

Health Through Breath
Cost: Free! Download here:  iPhone Android


Pranayama breathing exercises teaches you techniques for conscious breathing to relieve tension and relax. The deep breathing techniques get progressively more challenging.

 

What apps do you use to support your health and wellness?

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