There’s an app for everything today, from personal finance to apps that help college students starting a new year at school. Health and fitness are no exception – there are multiple apps that allow users to take charge of their health.
Relax and Relieve Stress
Meditation Studio includes over 250 guided meditations from leading meditation experts. You can get unlimited access for a one-time fee. This app can help relieve stress, improving sleep or boosting confidence. It offers step-by-step meditation courses and a large selection of sounds to make meditation more enjoyable.
This app helps you learn how to meditate and live mindfully. Headspace offers hundreds of themed sessions on everything from stress to sleep, bite-sized meditations for busy schedules and quick exercises as well. Meditation promotes subtle improvements in focus, attention and the ability to ignore distractions.
Diets and Meal Plans
Know what you eat! Edo uses a scale from 0 to 10 to rate how healthy your food is. The app is easy to use, you can simply scan a barcode on a product and it will reveal all its nutritional secrets. This app is very useful if you have a special diet such as gluten or lactose intolerance, as it indicates whether the product is gluten-free or lactose-free. Edo encourages you to find healthier alternatives and improve your eating habits.
With Pepperplate you can create and edit your own recipes or import them from websites. In this app you can create your own menu or recipe library. Pepperplate is great for planning your meals and adding recipes to them. It automatically arranges your shopping list to save your time when shopping.
TruBe offers flexible and on-demand sessions from the industry’s best trainers. These workouts are a perfect solution for busy schedules. TruBe’s highly-qualified trainers will keep you on track and you can simply exercise at home. This is a premium app, but the cost can be shared with your friends. Whatever your fitness goals, budget or lifestyle is, this app combines smart tech and fitness expertise to help you achieve your goals. Currently it is only available for users in London, U.K., but Handstand is an alternative for Los Angeles-area consumers. Don’t be surprised if this model spreads far and wide – you may one day be able to book a person trainer the way you book an Uber or Lyft car today.
RiseToday is a subscription-free app, available for both iOS and Android. This app brings local fitness clubs, studios, sessions, coaching and more to your fingertips with no charge. You can find an activity to fit your schedule wherever you are. RiseToday partners with the best studios and coaches helps you find fitness sessions near you. You can try a new yoga studio or just book your favorite class.
Pharmacy and Prescription Tools
Pharmacies now have their mobile apps too. Patients can use them to refill medications simply by scanning a barcode associated with the prescription or transfer their medications between pharmacies. The app also uses patient’s location to find a closest pharmacy if needed. The most popular pharmacies that have their mobile apps are: CVS, Rite Aid, Wegmans, Target, Walmart, and Medicine Shoppe.