The way we perceive health and well-being today, stands redefined. There is no room for doubt about the fact that much of the advancement in the modern world has implied side effects, especially on our health. However, it is also true that we owe a lot to the advancement in technology. The world of technology today aids us in caring for our mind, body and soul in ways we never thought were possible. The facts that much of our lives are governed by mobile applications today, shall come as a surprise to none. Some of these apps have truly revolutionized the way an ordinary person today connects with technology. We believe that one of the areas which has truly benefited from technology advancements in terms of being able to reach out and make a difference is in the health and well-being domain. People find themselves becoming more and more aware and mindful in the way they live, through access to these applications which motivate them. In this post, we have curated a list of five apps that we feel you should definitely try using!
‘Zombies, Run!’ – For the Runner in You
A unique app that truly motivates you to run for your life. If you’ve been procrastinating running all this while, all you need to do is use this app. Put on your running shoes, and your headphones and you will understand what we mean when you hear cacophony unfolding all around you and the only way you can save yourself is by running! This app simulates a fantasy situation where you can choose from amongst different zombie themed stories and them creates a fictitious audio drama that you run to, or from! Android. iOS.
‘Headspace’ – For Meditation Techniques
They go by the USP, “it’s a gym membership for your head”. This app introduces you to tried and tested meditation techniques and guides you in a step by step process to “train your mind for a healthier, happier, more enjoyable life.” The free Take10 programme by the app will teach you the basics of meditation through ten days, in just ten minutes every day. Definitely one of the best ways to try how mindful living works. Android. iOS.
‘Night Shift’ – For Better Sleep
This app acts as a filter for blue light on our gadgets, the color that our brain associates with activity, which leads to loss of sleep or insomnia. We have the Harvard Medical School’s opinion on this, “Light at night is bad for your health, and exposure to blue light emitted by electronics and energy-efficient light bulbs may be especially so.” By using this app, a user reduces the amount of blue light he/she is exposed to after sunset, and aids the user in getting quality sleep. Since most of our day (and night) is spent being exposed to screens, it is a great idea to give this app a try and make a small, yet significant difference to our technology governed lifestyles. Android.
‘Glow – Ovulation and Fertility’- Your Ovulation and Fertility Guide
A one of its kind app that helps women tack their periods, ovulation and also serves as a fertility calendar. The app helps women learn about reproductive and menstrual health, it also assists you if you plan on undergoing fertility treatments like IVF or IUI. No surprise at all that it won the 2014 Webby for best Health & Fitness app. Android. iOS.
‘Noom Coach: Weightloss Plan’ – For Weight loss that Lasts
Who said that the only way to lose weight and stay fit is through an expensive gym membership. Meet your very own personal weight loss coach – Noom. It has tools like a weight loss calculator, pedometer, and nutrition feedback, calorie counter in built to help you lose weight steadily and healthily. All you do is enter your weight, age, sex and height and the target weight you want to achieve, and Noom coach will train you accordingly. A must try! Android. iOS.
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