Best Health And Fitness Apps You Should Download Right Now
Lee BellJanuary 2018
Many have chastised the overuse of apps and thus the smartphones they are installed on, branding them the driving force behind the health problems, obesity in children and even early death. But not all apps on our phones are about keeping us engaged for as long as possible or making life easier so that we can do less. There are thousands of apps out there that look to benefit our health, whether that’s physical health, mental health or general well-being.
There's hundreds of health apps available for your smartphone, but here are the best ones
Of course, not all of the fitness apps in the Apple or Android app stores are as good as they promise, but most of them have a common goal: to get you off that sofa, to get you away from the desk and turn any negative, unhealthy habits that you may have on their head. With that, I’ve compiled a list of what I deem the best health and fitness apps of this year to help you achieve your health and fitness goals, whatever they may be.
Meditation has been proven to help people decrease stress, reduce anxiety, improve sleep and generally aid in managing challenging situations. Meditation Studio is one of the best apps in helping newbies and more advanced meditators alike achieve their zen goals.
The app features a wide scope of meditation collections for many of life’s challenges, including stress, pain, sleep, happiness, confidence, performance, all designed to fit easily into peoples’ lives. It also provides access to some of the world’s most influential experts, including Dr. Elisha Goldstein, Emily Fletcher, Michael Apollo, Susan Piver, and so on.
Meditation Studio is an easy-to-use app that introduces meditation in a well-designed and intuitive interface for users of any level.
Have all the intentions to eat healthy at lunch but then a rumbling belly ensures you grab the highest calorie or closet food in sight? Story of my life. It's lack of planning that can really get in the way of your health goals when it comes to meal times. Well, there's an app for that, too, of course. It's called MealPal
Live now as an app or a desktop web page, MealPal is super easy to use. Simply order your lunch from over 100 local restaurants that offer meals every weekday, pickup the meal on your lunch break and skip the queue at a time which suits you, and there you go. This way you can ensure you're eating the meal you intended to, as you're simply picking up the dish you order before 10am that same day. Planning is the key to healthy sustenance, it seems!
MealPal is currently available in major cities across the world: Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Denver, London, Manchester, Melbourne, Miami,, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Sydney, Toronto and Washington,n DC.
A good foundation of keeping yourself healthy is a clean home. But being on top of house work can be tough when you've got a busy work schedule, so getting a cleaner in to help you keep your place in tip top shape is sometimes the only way around it. One of the best ways to do this is by arranging the job through an online service. One of the best apps I've used in this domain is Fantastic Services. One off cleaning is available from just £14 per hour, and it's even cheaper if you dedicate yourself to a regular cleaner. There's also tons of other home services available immediately through the app, too, such as DIY and handy men - if you ever need them.