7 Ways Your Phone Can Make You Healthier
We’re glued to our phones long enough each day where we might as well put them to better use than mindlessly scrolling through social media. With a slew of health and wellness resources (literally) at our fingertips, we can tap, swipe, and type our way to a healthier life. Ready to turn your own phone into a health hub? Take a scroll through some of our favorite fitness and wellness apps and get started. Happy downloading!
Got seven minutes? Of course you do. Take a break between Netflix episodes and go through the (totally manageable) exercises on the 7 Minute Workout app (available for iPhone and Android). Each workout has 12 exercises that last 30 seconds each, along with videos to accompany each move. You can also easily track your progress in the provided calendar.
I can’t say enough about Plant Nanny. The goal is to help you drink enough water each day, so after inputting your weight and daily activity level, Plant Nanny (available for iPhone and Android) will calculate how much water you need daily. Then, you choose your plant, which will either flourish or wither away based on whether or not you keep up your recommended water intake (you’ll need to log each glass after you finish it). It’s a great way to guilt you into drinking water—the little animated plant is so cute that you want to make sure it stays alive!
Moves (available for iPhone and Android) requires little work—all you need to do is keep your phone in your pocket, and it will automatically record your steps and/or mileage while walking, running, or cycling. It also tracks your routes, so you can take a look at how much of a woman about town you are at the end of the day.
Lifesum is an appropriate name for this app (available for iTunes and Android) because it handles a bunch of different areas of a successful healthy lifestyle: water intake, diet, and exercise. You can easily track each as well as your weight-loss progress each day. A cool bonus: When tracking your calories, you can scan the barcode of popular food items to make for easier logging.
You know when your gynecologist asks you when your last period was and you have to rack your brain to remember? Clue (available for iTunes and Android) will get rid of the guesswork and then some. The app will tell you when your next period is coming, track your mood, cramps, body temperature, fertile window, as well as keep track of past menstrual cycle information.
What’s your favorite wellness app? Please share with us below!