Best Health Apps in 2020
Health, and everything it encompasses— fitness, diet, and emotional wellbeing— has been at the forefront of media and the mind. Whether it be the increase in the variety of fitness classes to take, fitness videos posted online, online nutritionists and dieticians offering their consult, or trained yoga instructors helping you align your body and mind, health doesn’t have to be put on the back burner of your mind. With technology developing rapidly, it has never been easier to stay on top of your health with your phone and other app-using technology. Here are 2020’s best health apps:
Sworkit was made for busy-at-home and on the go people wanting to get a quick workout in. There are different levels of workouts (from beginner to athlete) and frequent safety messages to ensure that you’re in proper form while working out. There are also options for those without workout equipment like kettles and dumbells and resistance bands and those with. Another great thing to note is that there are workouts for kids, making this a great app for families who want to become more active together. Download on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store and visit their website.
Glo offers yoga, meditation, and Pilates classes for every life stage, level, and need to form a customized routine. There are prenatal workouts and classes for even the busiest of moms, making this a great app for anybody who wants to focus on mind and body wellbeing. Download on the Apple App Store and visit their website.
Nike Training Club, or NTC, offers workouts anytime you wish. The workouts range from 15 to 45 minutes at all levels of experience, intensity, and equipment availability. You can also plug in other forms of activity that you do for a total fitness tracker. One of the best parts of the app is the daily “picks for you” workouts that offer personalized recommendations aligned with your fitness goals. Download on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store and visit their website.
Sleep Cycle is the go-to app for tracking sleep patterns and having a smart alarm clock that will wake you up at the perfect time in your sleep cycle to ensure a more refreshed and energized morning. Sleep is critical for overall health and being able to learn the best sleep for you will make a world of difference in the way you feel and function. Download on Apple App Store and Google Play Store and visit their website.
Yumly is a one-stop-shop app to find any recipe that fits your fancy. Nourishing your body through food and nutrients is one of the best ways to upkeep health and having an enormous library of recipes will help you find the way to best feed your body the vitamins and nutrients it needs and satisfy your tastebuds. Download on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store and visit their website.
Emotional & Mental Health:
Calm is an app focused on helping you find your happiness and inner peace through the likes of meditation guides, calming music, beautiful and relaxing pictures of nature, videos and gentle and mindful stretching and moving, and sleep aid. It has been named the “happiest app in the world” by the Center for Humane Technology. Download on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store and visit their website.
Headspace is a meditation-based app that aims to improve mental health through mindfulness. There are meditation guides for almost any aspect of your life: sleep, stress, exercise, and anxiety to name a few. There are also lessons on mindfulness in everyday activities to help boost your gratitude and overall mental state. Download on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store and visit their website.
It’s no new secret that journaling is a self-care habit that helps improve mental health immensely, so why not be able to do it on your phone whenever you need or want to? Reflectly is a journaling app for sorting through negative thoughts and reflecting on positive ones. Download on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store and visit their website.
According to their website, Fabulous is “a science-based app, incubated in Duke's Behavioral Economics Lab, that will help you build healthy rituals into your life…” With its minimal-effort interface and positive psychology-based background, Fabulous makes it easy to help you stay on track with all the good habits you want to keep.
One of the aspects of health not frequently touched on is cognition and brain training. With a ton of simple fun games that get more personalized as you play more, you’ll train your brains and sharpen your skills in no time.
Keeping Your Health in a Digital Age:
With so many apps at your fingertips to help you maintain good health in all aspects, it’s important to find the ones that work best for you. Do you have any other health apps that you like? Do you have tips on keeping your health surrounded by technology all the time? Let us know in the comments!