10 Apps to Help Make Healthy Changes to Your Life
Your cell phone is more than just a lean, mean, selfie taking machine. It’s a multi-tool that can supply you with a seemingly endless number of life-enhancing, change inducing apps. We aren’t talking about Candy Crush or Clash of Clans here. We’re talking about practical companions!
If you’re looking for a little substance, look no further than the Lifestyle section of your smart phone’s app store. It’s full of clever applications designed to make your life easier and healthier. Be careful, it’s full of a lot of junk, too.
But fret not, loyal Healthversed family! Today, we navigate the app store mine to uncover a few sparkling, life-enhancing gems. Let’s take a look at 10 innovative apps that can help you sleep better, work out smarter and eat healthier. Let’s go!
My Fitness Pal
Let’s begin with the granddaddy of them all, and a personal favorite of ours. My Fitness Pal is a free calorie/exercise tracker available on both Android and Apple platforms. MFP’s interface is seamless, allowing users to quickly and easily keep track of their daily caloric input and output. Their database contains millions of pre-counted entries, which makes searching for popular foodstuffs incredibly easy. The app even has a built in barcode scanner that allows you to track pre-packaged calorie counts in just a few seconds.
Really, we can’t recommend My Fitness Pal enough. Download it, use it, and change your life today.
Relaxing, challenging, restorative; the benefits of yoga are well documented. The thing is, you don’t always have time to travel down to the yoga studio, mat in tow. Fear not future yogis because an innovative little app called Pocket Yoga has you covered.
Pocket Yoga puts 27 classes of varying difficulties at your fingertips. Try your hand at over 200 poses, perfect your posture with helpful pictures and videos, and track your progress with the in-app yoga log. No, Pocket Yoga isn’t free. But trust us, 4-bucks-and-change is a fair cost for a portable, on the go yoga studio.
The step counting craze that swept the nation also has a fantastic companion app. For the unaware, Fitbit is a wrist-worn step counting device that tracks movement and incentivizes exercise with a number of fun achievements and social media integration. The goal is to drive users to get up and get moving.
Don’t have a Fitbit tracker? No problem! Though the app is dramatically more useful when used alongside its trendy smart watch, it can still count your steps, log calories, track your weight, and it’s absolutely free!