Tech Meets Health: 10 Fitness Apps

Tech Meets Health: 10 Fitness Apps

Technology and health rarely get along.
Strained eyes. Poor sleeping habits. Wrecked posture. Increased anxiety levels. Sedentary lifestyle.
The consequences of screen addiction have become a lengthy scroll of wellness warnings.
So is there any redemption for technology? Can we coexist with the digital world without it completely derailing our health?
We rounded up 10 wellness apps to prove a healthy lifestyle is only an app away.


Sworkit
[free / available on iOS + Android]
The gym is wherever Sworkit is with you. The app’s fitness index is comprised of bodyweight workouts, making it an ideal trainer for the frequent traveler. Tutorial videos guide users through new routines and give you the option to dial into a six-week program or a single session. Sworkit makes getting fit accessible and simple.
Headspace
[free / available on iOS + Android]
Healthy body, healthy brain. Science shows meditation brings a slew of both mental and physical benefits. Headspace is a perfect gateway app to beginning a meditation practice. Users start with the foundational Take10, a 10-minute by 10-session program to introduce you to the basics. For a meditation emergency, the app also comes with specialized, S.O.S. programs. Plug in your earphones and put your mind at ease.
Nike + Training Club
[free / available on iOS + Android]
Just Do It won’t be a bore when led by Nike’s Master Trainers, celebrity trainers, and professional athletes. The app targets all fitness levels, giving users their choice of more than 130 workouts aimed to challenge your endurance, strength, and mobility. The audio coaching plays over your music allowing for more time spent sweating, less time screening.
MyFitness Pal
[free / available on iOS + Android]
Loose lips eat chips. MyFitness Pal is here for health, here to help. Input your target goals, whether it be in pounds or macronutrients, and keep on track by tracking your intake. The app is equipped with a massive food database, barcode scanner, restaurant nutrition, and recipe importer, making calorie and nutrition-tracking deliciously painless.
Today
[free / available on iOS]
Today acts as a virtual accountability partner, tracking the progress of the habits you choose to create. The app takes habit-making to a new level, packed with customizable features: charts, counters, milestones, and reminders. For each goal, you can select a background cover for visual motivation or peek at the streak calendar for a brief on your habit-keeping stretch. No better day to start a new habit than Today.
Fitocracy
[free / available on iOS + Android]
Fitocracy makes game time out of gym time. With Fitocracy you earn points for exercising performed to level up, beat quests, unlock achievements and compete for your spot on the Fitocracy leaderboards. The app allows you to easily design a detailed workout routine of exercises, sets, and reps.
With Fitocracy, no more feeling dumb holding gym dumbbells.
Strava
[free / available on iOS + Android]
If you would rather take to the trails, Strava will meet you outside. Its activity-tracking technology collects the key metrics of your workout: distance, speed, pace, and calorie burn, in addition to creating an interactive map of your run or ride. Strava’s community of cyclists and sprinters has become a social network for athletes to virtually connect or compete, allowing users to compare times and performance.
My Water Balance
[free / available on iOS + Android]
Every cell, organ, and muscle of the human body are powered by H2O, making it a key player in well-being. My Water Balance helps your body stay hydrated with reminders to drink up. The app includes a personalized recommendation for fluid intake, based on your weight and activity levels. Guzzle a glass for good health.
Pact
[free / available on iOS + Android]
Put your money where your moves are. Each week, set an exercise and/or healthy-eating goal and pledge a cash stake. For each day you fall short, an amount will be deducted from your credit card or PayPal account. However, for a goal met, you are paid out from the pool of money from people who failed their pact. For those needing a dose of outward accountability, Pact might be just the ticket to hold you to your wellness routine.
Sleep Cycle
[free / available iOS and Android]
For optimal health, quality zzz’s are an equally important pillar as nutrition and exercise. Wake up on the right side of the bed using this smart alarm clock. Sleep Cycle uses sound analysis to track your sleep patterns and identify your ideal, 30-minute wake-up phase, ending at your desired alarm time. The app will gradually wake you, giving your body the rest it needs and you no more slumber grumbles.
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With thousands of healthy living apps available, you have access to a virtual reminder, coach, dietician, and trainer, with the swipe of your thumb.
With mindful use, your phone could be a wellness asset to assist you in creating and keeping better, healthier habits.
There is no app to alleviate technology’s stress and strains your body, but there is an Airrosti provider. Our team will assess and pinpoint pain at its source and then equip you with a custom treatment plan to get you back to your life, pain-free.
 

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