My Favorite Health Apps


With a new year comes new resolutions of getting in shape and focusing on my health, am I right? I actually managed to do quite well last year - I started doing yoga, I ran quite regularly, and made eating healthy a bigger priority. While I'm proud of myself for taking the first steps towards a healthier me, I had help from my good ol' smartphone apps. I tried a ton of apps and now I'm going to list a couple of my favorite ones in hopes to help you guys out too:

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  • C25K: Running always seemed so daunting to me because I was never very fast and when I did run, it just felt like torture. Enter the "Couch to 5k" app. This app helps you work your way up to running a 5k at an approachable pace. The workouts all contain walking breaks between running which was very helpful for a newbie runner. 
  • Lifesum: Last year I decided to be more mindful of what I put into my body which meant I needed a way to track what I was eating. Lifesum is awesome for that - depending on whether you want to gain weight, lose weight, or maintain your weight, it tells you how many calories you need to eat and gives you a smiley or frowney face for every meal you put in (depending on how healthy it is). It even counts for the exercise you do! If you upgrade to premium, you'll get access to a ton of healthy recipes but even without premium access, it's quite handy and useful.
  • Headspace: One thing I'm trying to get better at is meditating between 2-3 times a week. I love using Headspace for this as they have a lot of different kinds of guided meditation for different situations. 
  • Plant Nanny: I'm so bad at getting enough water in a day. my mom's nickname for me used to be camel because I would go for so long without drinking anything (not even soda or juice!) I'm really working to get better at this so I downloaded the Plant Nanny app. You pick a plant to raise and every time you drink water, you "feed" your plant. It's quite cute and it's fun to raise all the plants to their mature states!
  • Clue: My periods can be irregular so I really like to track it on the Clue app. Not only do you track your periods, you can also track your moods, your energy level, your motivation levels, and exercise. It's great! There are times when Clue has been eerily accurate about predicting my periods, but it's great because I hate being caught off guard. 
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Do you have any health or fitness apps you like? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. These are great apps Deborah! Thank you for sharing! I discovered Headspace last year and it is amazing! Which reminds me that I need to get back on it!

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  2. I love the headspace app! I'm trying to find more time to do it each day. Not easy with 2 toddlers, but I'm doing my best. Good way to start the day off right ona clam footing! :)

    Hope that this first week of 2018 is going well for you! We've had such a relaxing week here, really appreciated after a crazy year last year!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  3. I just read another post that mentioned Headspace so I definitely want to check it out. I tried using the Calm app a few months ago but it didn't seem to work for me, but maybe this one will be different!

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  4. I LOVE Clue! Such a useful app and the most accurate period tracker I've tried. I like that you can also log other data in there as well!

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  5. Lifesum sounds like a really good app! I wonder if it tells you macros though. I'm looking for an app that tells you how much proteins, cards, sugar etc. you eat each meal. However Lifesum could be great to start me off with health apps - I don't use any for now. Clue sounds good too, I'd like to track my periods a bit more because I'm literally never expecting them when they come haha. Thanks for sharing!

    Julia x
    www.juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Oh my gosh I'm obsessed with Clue! I used to use headspace a lot too!

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  7. I'm not great at meditating, but I know it's something I need to work on. I hear great things about Headspace. Maybe if I gave it a try it would help make meditating more of a habit for myself.

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  8. Dear Deborah,
    All these Apps are new for me and I see again if you are doing something you are very conscious with everything. The only health app I use is a step counter. But as I left mostly my mobile phone at home during my walks it is pretty useless to be honest :)
    With love, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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