It may sound like an oxymoron to categorise your phone with wellbeing, but our pocket gadgets are becoming increasingly catered to personal health. With technology like virtual reality meditation and fitness watches connected via bluetooth, we are more connected to our phones than ever before. This surge has brought a wealth of new wellness apps, pushed by popular demand during the pandemic. If you’re looking for some 24/7 wellness, here are the best apps to download to digitise wellbeing…
Co-founded by fitness influencer Kayla Itsines, Sweat offers women-focused workouts which range from yoga to HIIT to get your heart pumping. The app lets you work out anywhere and anytime with guidance from female instructors right at your fingertips. Available in eight languages, the app features a planner for workout scheduling, fitness challenges and easy-to-follow exercises any time of the day.
Download Sweat here.
Explore hundreds of meditations with Calm, a leading app for mindfulness and sleep. Designed to reduce stress and improve mental wellbeing, the app offers Sleep Stories, breathing programmes, masterclasses and relaxing music and it has been recommended by top psychologists, therapists, and mental health experts. Every day, there is an original Daily Calm for something to look forward to each time you open the app.
Download Calm here.
If you’re looking to improve your shut-eye, try Sleep Cycle, an app that tracks and analyses sleep to curate a better routine. Wake up rested with a soothing alarm clock to refresh your senses and explore your sleep patterns, snoring, sleep talking, coughing and other sounds, come morning.
Download Sleep Cycle here.
There are over 90,000 meditations to choose from on Insight Timer, a free app available in over 30 languages. The app also analyses your progress and milestones using aesthetic charts to help you better understand your sleep patterns.
Download Insight Timer here.
Curated by infamous namesake activewear brand, Alo Moves is a video-based training app offering yoga, fitness and mindfulness classes lead by renowned instructors. You can pick your programme based on personal preferences and practice anytime, anywhere. Get excited for the fresh workout classes updated every week.
Download Alo here.
“A few minutes could change your whole day” is one of the quotes behind meditation app Headspace. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, Headspace offers different levels of meditation to gain mindful benefits. These bite-sized sessions are the perfect way to fit the practice into your daily commute or pre-bedtime unwind.
Download Headspace here.
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Designed to track diet and exercise, MyFitness Pal features over 11 million foods in its database. Whether your goal is to lose weight, tone up, lower your BMI or simply to keep track of overall wellness, the app helps to motivate and inspire wherever you go. Plus, it can connect with over 50 apps including Apple HealthKit, FitBit and MapMyRun.
Download MyFitness Pal here.