If you’re already starting to lose momentum on your New Year’s resolutions, then don’t give up hope just yet. It can be hard to get into a wellbeing routine, although it’s extremely beneficial for your physical and mental health. So, to help you stay on track, here are 10 of the best apps to keep on top of your health:
- Nike+ Training Club
Nike have developed their own app to get you into shape. They have more than 160 workouts, ranging from 15 to 30 minutes long, most of them high-intensity and fast paced. The workouts are designed to suit all capabilities and preferences, including circuit training, cardio, weight training and endurance. You can also filter workouts based on a body part, the equipment you’ve got or your goals.
- Deliciously Ella
For those who struggle with making tasty yet healthy meals, Deliciously Ella is a great app for recipes. This blogger’s dishes are mostly plant-based, vegan friendly, gluten-free and refined sugar free. Ideal if you want to try out a different diet or are planning to slowly introduce veganism into your lifestyle.
- Smoke Free
Quitting smoking is tough, whether it’s a 40-year or a 6 month habit. The Smoke Free app allows you to track your cravings and progress, discouraging you from lighting up. It will also let you know exactly how much money you’ve said and how many hours of life you’ve saved – a pretty motivational way to get you to curb the habit.
- Daily Yoga
Daily Yoga will give you access to more than 100 videos, ranging from beginner to master level yoga. They feature yoga exercises as well as meditation techniques to help you relax. You’ll be able to tailor your yoga workout plans to your personal fitness and wellbeing goals. Whether you want to become more mindful or just tone up, there are plenty of exercises available on this app.
This app is all about meditation and mindfulness made simple. Essentially, it gives users a workout for their brain, with the idea that you should take just 10 minutes out your day to clear your mind. Users site the benefits as being improved attention spans, better alertness and an instant feeling of calm.
- 30-Day Squat Challenge
If you’re looking to improve your leg muscles and buttocks, grab your gym apparel, muscle fit hoodie and download the 30-day squat challenge. Depending on your fitness levels, the daily workouts can include 10 basic squats or up to 50 wide sumo squats. The app gradually turns up the intensity by increasing the number of reps and introducing new, more difficult, squats. But don’t worry, each week there’s one rest day to help your muscles recover!
- Sleep Cycle
Sleep can be a difficult thing for people to nail. Lack of sleep can lead to a number of health problems, which is why it’s important to keep track of it. The Sleep Cycle app can monitor your sleep throughout the night based on movement and sound analysis. It can wake you up when you’re at your lightest sleep to make you less grumpy in the morning.
Sworkit is an all-in-one health app, made to fit into the lives of those who often feel like they don’t have time to exercise. The customised programs allow you to find the best targeted workout for you, whether that’s a 5 minute stretching exercise or 40 minutes of cardio.