Health Apps to Stay on Track of Wellness Goals for 2020

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Dec 26, 2019

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Investing in your health and wellbeing can be the main ingredient for a thriving and prosperous life. By holding yourself accountable for the state of your mind, body, and soul, you can go that extra mile to reach your goals and aspirations. 

From time-to-time we may fall off the bandwagon when it comes to our diet, honoring downtime, or even caring for our mental health. Maintain your vitality by tracking your wellness goals to monitoring progress so that you can celebrate those little successes each and every day. These five health apps are a great place to start:

Insight Timer

Find your inner peace with Insight Timer. Voted the “Happiest App in the World”, this health app gathers a digital community of like-minded individuals to practice mindfulness from all over the world, any place, any time. 

Currently, the app hosts over 30,000 guided meditations and 10.9 million meditators utilizing the platform. Whether you need night time relaxation, deep healing, or just 10 minutes out of your busy day, Insight Timer has a vast selection of music, meditation, and courses to ease your mind. Track your mindfulness progress with the chart and milestone features, allowing you to view and appreciate your time spent in peace and serenity. 

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MyFitnessPal

Whether you are trying to lose weight, tone your body, or improve your overall level of health, MyFitnessPal has got your back. The app that believes “Fitness starts with what you eat”. By simply analyzing your current lifestyle, you can create your ideal fitness goals and generate a personalized recommended daily intake as the first step in reaching your perfect body and nutrition regimen.

As the “World's Largest Fitness Community”, this app offers an engaging platform for health-conscious individuals to connect and inspire one another. Providing nutritional information, a calorie counter, and advised serving sizes for over 11 million foods, snacks, and beverages, you will always understand exactly what's going into your body. 

Explore nutritionist-approved recipes for some inspiration in the kitchen. An inclusive daily food diary allows you to track everything that you consume each day and stay on top of your fitness goals. With handy features such as barcode scanning, saved meals, and recipes, health and wellness tracking has never been easier! 

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Calm

Welcome a sense of calmness into your life with this award-winning meditation app. Choose from over 50 million downloads including stretching mediation, master classes, and music to induce the ultimate state of zen. Set yourself daily challenges to discover your calm and develop a deep understanding of your mind and body. 

The Calm journal encourages you to express your feelings as a way of developing utter awareness of your entire being. With a range of journals for all elements of your lifestyle such as Mindful Eating, Creative Living Beyond Fear, and Discovering Happiness, you are sure to grasp an insight into what makes you feel relaxed through some self-reflection, inspiring you to become the best version of yourself.

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8Fit

Nutrition and fitness go hand in hand when it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle. With 8fit, you can take a holistic approach to health by customising your own meal plans and access a variety of workouts created specifically for your body goals. 

Whether your body needs to release some energy through a sweaty HIIT work out or you wish to unwind through a guided yoga session, 8fit gives you a helping hand in leading a new healthy lifestyle. This health app delivers educational facts on nutrition, fitness, and mindset to promote healthy living. By keeping an eye on what you eat and when you are active, you can appreciate your progress along the way. If you’re ready to embark on a life-changing wellness journey, 8Fit offers all the tools you need.

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My Possible Self

Our mental well-being plays a vital role in our overall health, just as much as our physical wellness. Often we forget to be kind to ourselves and go easy during stressful times. That's why My Possible Self has created an app specifically to positively promote mental well-being. 

Clinically proven to reduce stress, anxiety, and low mood, this app encourages you to take the time needed out of your busy day to go within and listen to your body. By completing a guided self-assessment, you can understand your mindset and build a personalized self-improvement plan for areas that need attention in your life. 

Stay on top of your feelings with Mood Tracker, developed by in-house psychologists, so you can analyze people, places, and situations which influence your mood. Pick up on behavioral patterns to understand what goes on inside, so that you can shine on the outside. This wonderful app reminds us to be kind to ourselves through practicing self-love daily. 

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ALLISON MICHELLE DIENSTMAN, CONTRIBUTOR
Working from her laptop as a freelance writer, Allison lives as a digital nomad, exploring the world while sharing positivity and laughter. She is a lover of language, travel, music, and creativity with a degree in Chinese language and literature.