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.
FooducatePrice: 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.
FoodzyPrice: Free! Download here: iPhone
Make healthy choices a fun game by earning badges and tracking your personalized food stats.
RealSimple RecipesPrice: $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
Daily Ab Workout
Get daily routines for your abdomen. Each routine is between 5-10 minutes, becoming progressively harder as you move through the routines.
GymPactPrice: 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.
FitocracyPrice: 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.
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.
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
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.
Price: Free! Download here: iPhoneThis tool helps you track your stress by regularly rating how you feel and tracking what triggers your stress.
Health Through Breath
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?