Being a female in IT, and having an obsession with feeling amazing in my own skin means I have a keen interest in health Apps that help me feel the best I can, for as long as possible.
There are millions of Apps available today, which makes it difficult to decide which are worth downloading and investing time (and sometimes money).
Without getting too personal with you, here are 5 Health Apps I can’t live without:
Flo Period and Ovulation Tracker
I can’t rate this App highly enough… it definitely gets a 5/5!
Flo allows you to track and monitor your moon cycle, and capture details on any symptoms you have throughout the day, including things like bloating, headaches, the weight of your flow and lots more. It then provides relevant articles relating to your symptoms, which I absolutely love (it’s comforting to know I am not the only female experiencing these symptoms, and helps me better understand my body).
My partner also uses this App on his phone, and each month we add in my cycle dates and symptoms, which allows him to tune in with my cycle and be more mindful around my expected PMS dates (hehe).
Download Flo Period and Ovulation Tracker wellbeing app from Apple iTunes
I practice Vedic meditation for 20 minutes twice a day, once in the morning, and once in the afternoon, and I use the InsightTimer App to time my meditation.
You can preset the time upfront, setting the duration and adding relevant interval bells. You have access to a vast range of bells (my preference is the Kangse bell), and there is also paid content to help improve your meditation practice (although I have not used this feature).
Download Insight Timer meditation app from Apple iTunes
I am not that coordinated when it comes to yoga, which is one of the reasons why I love the Down Dog yoga App so much. It allows me to practice yoga in my own apartment, providing a guided session free of charge (there is more advanced paid content, however I have not used this feature, but it is still reasonably priced compared with a yoga studio).
This App honestly makes my body sing! Working in technology means I spend most of the day sitting on my bottom, which leaves my muscles feeling extremely tight and sore. The Down Dog yoga App takes you through a guided video session on your phone, complete with soothing voice overs and subtle uplifting background music. I practice 20 minutes of yoga 2-3 times a week.
Download Down Dog yoga app from Apple iTunes
doTERRA Essential Oils
I used to cringe whenever someone mentioned essential oils, as I thought it was all airy fairy, and had never considered them until my partner mentioned that Lavender oil was a natural way to promote a sleep, as well as combat germs. I was flying overseas for work and concerned about jet lag (and germs), and decided it was worth experimenting.
After doing some research we trialled doTERRA, and boy have I been addicted ever since. There are hundreds of essential oils to choose from, which initially was very overwhelming. The doTERRA App makes choosing the right oils much easier, allowing you to search by your health condition (or desired feeling) and providing a list of the most suitable oils.
You can also view oils you have purchased previously, and displays an overview of the oil, its uses and relevant safety details.
Download doTERRA Essential Oils wellbeing app from Apple iTunes
If you’re a fitness fanatic this is honestly the best App ever!
You can monitor your workouts, how many calories you burn, your heart rate, how long you have stood for the day, how many steps you have taken, what distance you have walked AND you can share this all with you loved ones.
Note that you can only get this App if you have an Apple watch, and can only share with people who have an Apple watch.
Download Activity health app from Apple iTunes
So there you have it — my five absolute favourite health Apps.
I would love to hear what your favourite health Apps are… please comment below and tell me what you use, and why you love it.