Top Apps to Maintain Personal Well–Being
Contributing Author: Jessica Oaks
Whether you’re a career women, stay-at-home mom or a working mom, taking care of your personal well-being should always be priority. When things get busy it may feel selfish to put maintaining your health, exercise and nutrition in front of others and their needs, but just remember, you need to be fully healthy and functioning to perform at your best.
So, while you may be working on your own personal fitness, it just sets you up to do your job, be it grinding at work or raising a family, to the best of your abilities. The following apps will help you keep up good health so you can perform life at your optimal capacity.
Good health starts with a clear mind. Your mental strength can drive the rest of your body to follow suit, that why exercising it and practicing how to use it to your advantage is the key to good health. The Headspace app is an app that helps you get out of your head and more in tune with what’s going on with your body, and the current moment. For busy bodies who just haven’t gotten into mediation-related activities like yoga, this is a good start.
It helps you ease into the habit of slowing down, taking a breath and works on clearing your mind of clutter that’s bogging you down.
You’re bombarded with so many different options a day, choosing which one is the right one can become a chore. And when it comes to grocery shopping, picking the right foods to eat isn’t always intuitive. In fact, most the time you don’t even have time to think about what’s a better food option. ShopWell focuses on steering your nutritional intake towards the better. It’s like having your own personal nutritionist with you while you shop. Use the app to scan foods at the store and it’ll inform you of the nutritional information about the product. Based on your food interests and nutritional goals, the app will offer suggestions on what to buy and what to pass up.
It’s truly personalized to your dietary needs and preferences and gives you a fun way to discover new foods that can be highly beneficial towards your health.
MyPlate is a calorie and diet tracker that’s got a simple and visual interface that helps you see your daily intake of foods and beverages. It’s powered by Livestong.com and tracks calories and exercises to show you how you are fulfilling breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and physical activity into the day. You have the option of creating a balanced meal plan that includes all the macronutrients (carbs, proteins and fats) with micronutrients (vitamins and minerals).
It also has a community support component that lets you share progress with others to help keep up your motivation and progress.
Sleep is essential to making sure your body recovers from all your day-to-day activities and stress. The Sleep Cycle app just needs connection to your home internet service while you catch your Zzz’s. The app tracks your sleep cycle throughout the night and analyzes it. Based on your sound and movement patterns it will que your alarm to go off when you’re in your lightest sleep cycle, which helps to minimize grogginess and exhaustion.
By optimizing the amount and quality of sleep you get, you’ll be able to start the day fully functional and rejuvenated.
The Aaptiv app can essentially become your very own personal trainer. It gives you access to over 2,500 audio-guided workouts in 12 categories so you can vary up your workouts and get motivated by a diverse set of certified trainers. Aaptiv is designed for busy people who need the flexibility of working out when they want, where they want and the way they want, and to the music they love. From running, elliptical and strength training to stretching and yoga, there’s programs for every level of fitness. Choose the one fit to your personal fitness goals and lifestyle.
Life gets busy but your health should always remain top priority. From nutrition and fitness, to sleep and mental health, these apps will cover the whole spectrum of your well-being and make sure you’re in tip-top shape to take care of yourself and others, ready to take on every day.