Living a healthy lifestyle has never been more necessary. From visiting the doctor to monitoring our diet, including spotting some possible symptoms, everything can be done with one click.
The coronavirus pandemic forced us to stay indoors, we had to move our gyms to our homes. For those who aren’t into the world of mobile apps, there is a wide array of fitness apps that might make you think twice before you sit on the couch for hours. To keep a balance in our health while staying at home, I am sharing here some apps that you can download to your phone and that will make your life easier.
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To keep fit
- Shred. If you’ve had enough of boring and uninspiring YouTube videos, Shred is the best option for you. With dynamic and customizable workout programs, a trainer service and follow-up options, Shred emerges as one of the top choices for workout enthusiasts. Its huge community will make you feel like a master of the sport from the first minute, because you can ask for help anytime. You can choose from a wide range of workouts each day while trying out different styles. You can even share your fitness routine with your friends and keep track of your history and progress. The more you workout, the more activity levels you can unlock, so there’s no time for boredom!
- Daily workouts. For starters, this fitness app is completely free! Another good thing about Daily workouts is that a personal trainer has certified all training exercises, so you can build the muscles you’ve always dreamed of. You will have access to a wide variety of exercises such as abdominals, arms, buttocks, cardio, etc.
Mens sana in corpore sano (a healthy mind, a healthy body)
Staying healthy isn’t always about hard training or twilight dawn races. There are other more relaxed activities that could serve your overall fitness goal. Have you ever thought of yoga or Pilates as your main fitness mantra? Maybe it’s time to do it!
- Glo (YogaGlo). The number one yoga app by Women’s Health Magazine, Glo will give you access to more than 4000 classes led by the best teachers. From beginner to advanced, all levels await you. You can even create a program based on your yoga goals, as well as customize your exercises to suit your levels. The app’s 11.7k reviews give you an idea of its popularity.
- Patient. Now that COVID-19 has forced us not to go to our local GP, Patient is our best ally. From health information spread across all topics like children’s health, mental health, pregnancy, etc. This app offers you a comprehensive list of possible health disorders and expert advice. On top of that, you will have access to all treatment information, as well as medical calculators to check your symptoms. General practitioner appointments were also available to book through the app, however, we will have to wait for the coronavirus situation to change for this option to be available again.
Best Nutrition Apps
- Lifesum. With a total of 323,042 reviews, Lifesum ranks in the # 1 position for best nutrition apps. With its customizable preferences, you’ll be able to find the diet that suits your needs, or even follow a tailored meal plan and get pre-planned recipes every day. You can choose from a wide range of high protein recipes with meatless options, as well as having access to all of their nutritional values. Lifesum also comes with a barcode scanner, to check for items you are not so sure about in the supermarket. In terms of tracking, you can save your records and make lists of your favorite dishes and items.
- Noom. Noom focuses on providing the right advice to create long-term healthy lifestyles while paying attention to the mental and emotional well-being of its users. With their research published by the British Medical Journal, there is no doubt that you will be in good hands. The app helps you « trick » your body into relying on healthier habits to achieve your goals. From the first day, you are assigned a trainer and diet recommendations are given to you. You’ll have access to various tools to track your progress, as well as blood pressure and sugar tests.
To sum up, it is clear that the current extraordinary times in which we all live have prompted us to change our behaviors and our models. In a nutshell, keeping track of what we eat, exercising regularly even if it’s at home, and taking care of our mental health will make a difference in our lives.