MY FAVORITE HEALTH AND WELLNESS APPLICATIONS
In August of 2017, I started my graduate school career to obtain my Master’s of Integrative Wellness. With that being said, my passion for health and wellness has grown a tremendous amount. In one of my most recent courses, we have been doing research on different health and wellness applications that fall under the categories of wellness, sleep, nutrition, health coaching, physical activity, mindfulness and health technology. From these 7 topics, I will share with you my favorite health and wellness applications that I have found to improve the quality of my overall health.
- Simple Habit
Simple habit is a meditation application. Many things attracted me to this application including the amount of variety it provides for voices, and it allows you to determine what you would like to focus on whether it be healthier eating habits, mindfulness or just meditating before bed to improve your sleep schedule. Did I mention that it was created by a woman? Yunha Kim was a wall street investor stressed out from her work life so her boss introduced her to meditation, soon after that she quit her job and found simple habit! If you haven’t checked out the app, I recommend it. They offer a free 30-day trial and only $7.99 monthly after that.
Remente is a self-improvement application. I know what you’re thinking, what does self-improvement have to do with health? Well, it actually plays a role in improving an individual’s overall health by finding balance and improving stress. You can set goals that you want to achieve within the app, for example, I chose to create balance in life, save money monthly, and a morning routine going into a career. Each day I get reminders to accomplish tasks to that can help me meet my goals such as creating a savings account to put money in each month. I’ve only been using the application for a short amount of time but I have found it to be useful. A year subscription to this application is $4 a month billed yearly and $9 month if you chose the month to month option, it is also free for the basics.
The majority of people already know about myfitnesspal but I enjoy it and wanted to mention it anyways. I’ve been on and off with counting my macros but I’m really trying to stick with this time around until I can improve my eating habits. Essentially it’s a nutrition application to help with diet and keeping a food diary. The free version will give the basics such as the number of calories you need to consume but if you go the premium route instead you’ll get the exact macronutrients you need to consume (protein, carbohydrates, and fats). While you’re still learning I recommend using the basic version, once you have learned the in’s and out’s it will cost $49.99 for a year.
4. Sleep Better
Sleep better is a sleep application that keeps track of your sleeping habits. Again, it may seem like it doesn’t play a vital role in health and fitness but it does. If you’re like me you’re probably very determined to achieve your goals which means you are willing to sacrifice whatever it takes to achieve them. That means putting sleep last. I’ve been using this app for about a two years on and off but it was not until recently that I realized how bad my sleeping habits were. I already knew that I spent the majority of my sleep in a light sleep but this helped me identify other things such as what those meant and keep track of my dreams. You can upgrade to the premium version of this application for $1.99.
I hope you find information in this post that helps you improve your overall health and wellness. If you have any questions that I didn’t answer in the post please feel free to ask me them in a comment below.