I have over 50 apps installed in my phone. That’s not a lot, really, but it’s more than enough when you only have a 16GB iPhone model! Most of my apps are for social media and editing photos but I also have a few health and wellness ones that I thought I’d share with you guys today.
There are a lot of meditation apps available but I went with Headspace because Joey recommended it (we’re buddies there so we can check up on each other).
You start with taking 10 minutes out of each day to clear your head and just let your mind be, for 10 consecutive days. The app allows you to set daily reminders (it’s recommended that you meditate at the same time each day so that you form a habit) and mindful moments. You can also upgrade to premium for $12.99/month of $94.99/year to personalize your Headspace journey and gain access to a bunch of things. It’s spendy so I just use the free version.
Period trackers are a must-have for girls and Clue is one of the few rare ones that isn’t pink/pastel and cutesy.
The app was confusing at first but I finally got the hang of it after a few tries. I especially like that I can set reminders for myself, like when my period is about to start or when it’s time to take my pill.
Fitness freaks will benefit the most from Argus but I still use it even though I’m a lazy dumpling.
Your main page is your timeline, with your data displayed in a honeycomb structure so you can see everything at a glance. I use it mainly as a pedometer (though it took a while for me to figure out how to disable tracking while I’m in a moving vehicle) and as a rough estimate to see how many calories I burn while sleeping and while being a sedentary office monkey.
The app also detects faster movement and will automatically pull up the run option. Smart, huh? It does eat up your battery, though, but will still track your movement even when your phone is dead.
When you spend 4 hours on the road commuting, it’s kind of hard to squeeze in a workout. To be honest, I’ve given up on exercise and just try to walk and avoid Cheetos as much as I can to make up for it.
Sworkit is for workouts but I use it for its stretching routines because I AM OLD AND I WAKE UP WITH A SORE BODY EVERY DAY. There are several routines available and you can select how much time you want to spend working out. I find that 5 minutes of stretching is enough to maintain this beautiful dumpling-shaped body of mine that attracts all of last season’s Candy Cuties.
Lumosity challenges your brain’s memory, attention, flexibility, speed, and problem solving with scientifically designed training.
In short, it’s an app that makes you smarter through little games. They’re actually kind of fun and you just need to do them thrice a week! In due time, I will be smarter than Joey and trust that I will constantly remind him of this very important fact every chance I get. :)