With the digital age at full force, it seems like there’s an app for pretty much everything. With apps such as Snapchat and Instagram in full force, you may not realize that there are also apps for wellness! Wellness apps can fall into many different categories, from fitness to mediation and even food! Here are a few great apps you might want to check out if you want to get more into wellness.
Led by former Buddhist monk Andy Puddicombe, Headspace is meditation and mindfulness made simple. Headspace comes with guided meditations that you can practice whenever and wherever. You’re even able to customize your meditation experience, by choosing the length or the goal of your meditation. Many people will use it to help fall asleep as well, saying that they’re able to sleep with a more peaceful mindset when using Headspace.
Hikes are a great form of therapy but people don’t always know how to find all of the best trails in their area. If you’re one of those people, AllTrails is the app for you. This app is the ultimate hiking companion and features over 75,000 trails. AllTrails features hikes, bike rides and running trails with the ability to filter by rating, length, and difficulty. They even have the option for kid or dog-friendly trails. The great part is it’s totally free! But for only $2.50 per month, you can get great additional features.
A popular trend today is posting pictures of your food on Instagram. People just love to look at pictures of food! If you’re someone who is trying to practice a healthier lifestyle while also enjoying looking at pictures of delicious food on the internet, Deliciously Ella is probably right up your alley. Lifestyle blogger Ella Mills posts plenty of pictures of her delicious foods, and even includes the recipes for you at the click of a button. There are over 300 healthy meals to choose from, and all are vegan-friendly, gluten-free and refined sugar-free.
Have you ever told yourself you’re going to eat out less, but you just continue doing it anyway? We’ve all been there. It can be hard to keep up with good habits. If you’re someone who struggles with good habits, Streaks is probably for you. It’s a to-do list that helps you form good habits. You’re able to track up to twelve tasks you want to complete each day and then you have to build a streak of consecutive days. Streaks can be used for practically anything, from quitting smoking to going for a run.
Sometimes mental health might be something that affects your life. If that’s the case, My Possible Self might be a good app to try out. It allows you to monitor your feelings as well as recognizing patterns and triggers in your behavior. There are also self-help modules that aim to tackle concerns such as stress, anxiety, or major life changes.