I often use wellness apps in different ways to help keep me focused on my health and fitness goals and general overall wellbeing. I thought I would share them with you in today’s blog.
Fitbit keeps me motivated to achieve my steps and to keep moving throughout the day because I believe that while you can work out for that one hour during a workout, if you’re not moving the rest of the day it kind of almost defeats the purpose.
I like that Fitbit gives me notifications to keep moving throughout the day, so every hour it will remind me to get up, move and get in my steps. I also like the community aspect of Fitbit. A group of friends and I do weekly challenges so we can motivate each other to get in our steps for the day.
My Fitness Pal is a good one for tracking nutrition as well as your exercise. If I want to keep kind of a nutritional diary, I can track what I’m eating. There is a great community aspect to this one do. I have a few friends on there and we support and motivate each other towards our wellness goals.
It’s also very user friendly, it’s simple to track your macros if that is an approach you like to take. If you’re someone who’s more into Keto and you’re trying to not have some any carbs or whatever you can adjust those goals in My Fitness Pal to better track them.
As far as apps that are available that do what this one does, it is my favorite app for this.
Strava is one that I used quite a bit when I was cycling more. I started this one again because I’ve been using it to track my runs as I train for the Disney Princess Half Marathon that I’ll be running in February.
This one uses GPS to log your runs, giving you the time, pace, map route and more. It’s great for tracking outside runs and bike rides. Fitbit does this as well, so I like to use both of them and compare the input.
We just joined the LA Fitness in our area and their app is very useful. I can use it to check in at the gym (instead of using a key tag), track my workouts, schedule classes and even find gyms to hit when I’m out of town.
I like that wherever I am I can pull up the schedule and see what’s going on and if there are any classes I want to go to.
Headspace is a really great app to kind of track your mood for the day. When you sign in it will ask your mood and give you some meditations that you can do after that. The meditations are usually around ten minutes so if you are someone who struggles with meditation these guided ones are great.
This app really helps you to find some focus and clarity in the moment. I love this one for the whole mind/body connection.
Five Minute Journal is a great app if you want to start a gratitude journal. You can take time each evening to add a few words or sentences on what you were grateful for that day. I’ve used this one in the past a lot and really helps you to get in a positive frame of mind.
I like that you can also add affirmations and pictures to your posts. And each day it will give you an inspirational quote when you log in.
Affirmations is just that. Log in and a new daily affirmation appears. I like to use this one in the morning to set a positive mood for the day. It gives me something to think about and refer back to during the day.
I’m a big believer in affirmations and that they can help us frame our day in a positive mindset.
Oracle Cards might be a little woo-woo but I’ve used them for years. It’s kind of like reading your horoscope or getting a tarot reading. I like to draw a single card everyday and again this helps me set a mood for the day. I have found that these can give me some great clarity around a situation I’m contemplating.
The one I’m using now is the Oracle of the Avalon from Hay House and I like a few of the others they have, especially the ones from Doreen Virtue.
Focus Keeper works off of the Pomodoro Method. If you are someone easily distracted by cat memes on Facebook and find yourself wasting away hours at the computer, then this is the app for you.
It sets a 25 minute timer for you to focus on one single task at a time. Then you take a 5 minute break to complete the cycle. You can do as many cycles as you want in order to finish your task. It’s great at keeping yourself focused while working on a project.
What is your favorite health and wellness apps? Let me know in the comments below.