Popular Apps to Keep You Healthy in 2018

By |2018-04-11T13:42:53-04:00April 11th, 2018|Guides, Health & Wellness|

Perfect for anyone who needs some extra motivation to lose weight, DietBet is the fun way to get fit—and get paid to do it. It’s unlike any other diet program, and it works: 96 percent of players lose weight, and winners take home an average of $58. The idea is simple: bet on yourself to lose weight with a group of other players. If you meet your weight loss goal by the end of the game, you split the pot with the other players.
Visit dietbet.com/

Spoon Guru
Spoon Guru helps consumers either following a diet for health reasons (lactose intolerant, coeliac, etc), personal reasons (vegan, low sugar, etc) and fitness reasons (high protein, etc for running a marathon) find the right foods for them.
Visit spoon.guru/usa

My Possible Self
The My Possible Self app describes itself as a personalized self-help tool that helps you meet the stresses and strains in your life head-on by tracking your mental wellbeing. Use the “moments” function to monitor your feelings and recognize any patterns or triggers in your behavior, and the self-help “modules” to tackle issues such as stress, anxiety, loss or major life changes.
Visit mypossibleself.com/

Being named “App of the Year” by Apple helped this meditation and mindfulness app created by British tech entrepreneurs Michael Acton-Smith and Alex Tew reach No. 3 among free downloads.
Visit calm.com/

Menstruators the world over will rejoice over Clue, a simple app with a beautiful design for tracking your period and predicting when the next will occur. Using the data you enter about your cycle — and other factors — you can use Clue to plan ahead, whether it’s for pregnancy or just to keep ahead of your cycle. Reminders and a handy calendar tool can help take the guesswork out of life. Best of all, it’s totally gender neutral, and not the expected pink.
Visit helloclue.com/

Runkeeper is a perennial favorite among running apps, using your phone’s GPS to track your running, cycling, hiking and other distance activities. The app records your pace, distance, total exercise time, calories burned, and other useful metrics, while also allowing you to take and tag pictures on the go.
Visit runkeeper.com/

Oh She Glows
With more 95 plant-based recipes, Oh She Glows meal options aren’t just healthy, they’re also extremely aesthetically pleasing. While the photography alone might make it tough to choose what you want to whip up, the interface is simple to use. Each recipe has a brief description, directions, a list of tips, and nutritional information.
Visit ohsheglows.com/

Lose It!
The Lose It! app keeps things simple, and it’s perfect for people just getting started with meal tracking. It’s got a huge food database and breaks down meals by breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. You can log food manually, scan barcodes, or even log just by photographing it with the app’s “Snap It” feature. With a premium subscription ($29.99/year), you can get access to more nutritional stats and trends in your diet.
Visit loseit.com/

Sleep Time
Sleep is an important part of recovering from your workouts and making gains. Sleep Time is a solid option to track sleep. It uses an accurate algorithm to give you insight on your sleep. It monitors your movement during sleep, and its alarm feature learns to wake you up at a good time, not during deep sleep, so that you’ll feel refreshed and ready to go.
Visit azumio.com/s/sleeptime/index.html

Confused by all the nutritional information out there? One week red wine is good for us and the next it is aging us? EdoApp does the work for you by simply scanning the barcode and it will analyze the ingredients based upon fiber content, quality of vitamins, calories, whether the item is gluten or lactose free and help source other alternatives. EdoApp is free to download but there is a premium option as well.
Visit edoapp.co.uk/

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