It’s a brand new year, and as usual, millions of people all over the world are making resolutions to be healthier and happier in 2016. But as January rolls over into February, most people are already settling back into old habits.
It doesn’t have to be that way this year! We live in an era where most people carry incredible technology in their pocket and hardly think twice about using said technology to improve their health. For 2016, make a resolution to delete Neko Atsume from your iPhone and replace it with something more useful. Here are a few apps that will help you start off the new year the right way and hopefully keep you motivated to reach your goals.
For anyone looking to lose weight or just make an effort to eat healthier, this app is your best friend and biggest ally. Its primary function is to act as a food diary. You simply log anything you eat or drink throughout the day, and the app will calculate the nutrition information for every meal.
It can be a huge shock to see just how many calories you really eat every day and how much sodium is in your daily Publix sub. MFP will help you set the right nutritional goals for yourself and keep you on the path of healthy eating all year long.
Being healthy isn’t just about eating right and exercising, it’s also about getting your mind in the right place. This is where Headspace comes in. Headspace is a guided meditation app with different themes you can choose to focus on in your mindfulness journey. The benefits of sitting down to meditate for a few minutes a day are endless. You’ll almost certainly feel calmer and more focused after a session, and the more often you do it, the better you’ll feel. A calm and focused brain is the key to better sleep and more productive work days. There are a million different ways to meditate, but Headspace is by far the simplest method for incorporating a bit of mindfulness into your daily routine.
Do you ever think about how much water you drink each day? Probably not. Drinking enough water is the most basic thing you can do to keep your body in prime working condition. Dehydration can make you feel tired and moody and even lead to headaches or muscle cramps.
Plant Nanny will help make sure you’re drinking enough of the good stuff by giving you reminders throughout the day. They’ve even managed to turn hydration into a cute game. Drink plenty of water and watch your little plants grow. If you ignore the reminders, prepare to be held accountable for the death of an innocent cartoon plant.
Of course, this isn’t an exhaustive list of all the world’s greatest health apps, but it’s a solid starting point to get you going this month. Use these apps every day for a couple of weeks, at least, and I promise you will feel healthier than ever!