New Tech for Wellness: Health Data on Your Fingertips
Who needs a personal trainer when you have a smartphone? As the Australian government opts to keep gyms closed during this pandemic, staying true to your wellness routine might be a challenge.
Fortunately, there are apps today that can help you keep track of your health while in the comfort of your own home. We say “health” because many of these apps go beyond telling you when and how to exercise, instead offering a well-rounded resource for overall fitness.
They say it takes 30 straight days of repeating an action before it becomes a habit. Once it’s a habit however, it can be tough to shake off. Now – imagine if you develop good habits, like drinking 8 glasses of water or working out every day. This is what the HabitMinder app does for you.
The tech lets you decide on activities or habits you want to do beforehand and keeps track of it for you. With a simple touch of the app, you can trace your progress and develop the habits that help you improve.
If you own an Apple watch – or any other fitness wearable, then you can quickly download the app that goes with this hardware. For example, the Apple watch can be paired with the ECG App which monitors heart rate throughout the day.
For convenience, the information is stored and converted into a PDF file to be shared with your doctor. The ECG App is perfect for heart patients or anyone who want to make sure they reach peak heart rate during workouts.
HeadSpace is an app that focuses on mental health instead of physical one. Some may say that one is linked to the other of course as good mental health improves concentration, memory, and alertness.
HeadSpace manages to accomplish all these things for its users by providing guided meditation sessions during predetermined times of a day.
For the women, if you’re having problems with your menstrual cycle or just want to keep careful track of an irregular cycle, Clue can be your best friend.
This free app lets you record when your menstruation starts, when it ends, and what you feel during these periods. It also lets you record PMS days, mood swings, cravings, and can provide near-accurate predictions of your next menstrual cycle or most fertile period.
Being cooped up indoors is really the perfect time to hit the reset button when it comes to health and wellbeing.
The app 8fit can help you get started with this by providing both dietary and workout help – all in a convenient app. The tech offers multiple options, as well as the chance of customizing workouts to suit you.
AllTrails: Hike, Run, and Cycle
If you’re the outdoorsy type, you can always try using the AllTrails app for hiking, cycling, and running activities.
The app offers suggestions on the best places to explore near you and keeps track via GPS. This way, you can explore a different part of Australia every day while still keeping remarkably fit.