Why wait until
January to start your 2021 wellness resolutions?! Whether your goal is to sleep
more, workout, improve your mental health or choose better option when eating,
there’s an app waiting to be downloaded onto your phone!
But there are so
many options, how do you know which one is best for your goals? It can quickly
become time consuming (and frustrating) to figure out which wellness apps are
best for you. Never fear- we’ve got our top 5 resolution boosting apps ready to
go for you. These apps are ones that we, as health and fitness professionals,
use regularly for ourselves and our clients (so you know they’re good!). And
the best part? They’re all free.
This app is perfect
for keeping you on track when you’re working out on your own. The best way we
can describe it: a timer on steroids. You can create your own workouts and set
it up for whatever you’re feeling that day.
We use it for group
exercise classes to keep the intensity high- and you can too! With so many
people working out at home, it’s easy to take longer breaks without even
realizing it. That’s where this app comes in handy. It will hold you
accountable and make sure that heart rate stays pumping for the ultimate sweaty
workout session. The only thing missing: One of us yelling at you to work
harder (that costs extra).
#4- Sleep Score
This app is designed
to help you get to sleep, stay asleep and recover properly. When you open the
app for the first time, it asks you questions about your sleep habits/patterns.
It then gives you instructions on how to set up your phone at night so it can
track your sleep using sonar technology (Sonar technology to help you sleep!?
Once the app has
gotten familiar with your sleeping patterns, it gives you individualized tips
to help improve your quality and quantity of sleep. You can set goals for
yourself and work on optimizing your sleep. The app also includes several sleep
sounds to help you fall asleep and alarms to help wake you up without feeling
I’m sure you can
guess what this app is all about. Mapmyfitness is an app from Under Armor that
will help your workout, no matter what you’re doing! The app syncs with a
majority of smart watches, other health tracking apps and even certain smart
If you’re out
walking the dog, getting sweaty on the rower or working on your flexibility in
a yoga class, Mapmyfitness has your back. It gives feedback after your workout
on heart rate, calories burned, average pace and more. You can also create
goals and participate in challenges with friends or random users. With all of
this at your fingertips, who can say working out isn’t fun?!
When you need a mini
mental break, some motivation to get you through the day, or advice from some
of the best mental health professional on common stressful topics, Happify is
the app you should open.
Happify is an
individual focused program aimed to help improve your overall mental health.
The app gives you games, meditation guides and various activities that can help
you destress. Mental health is one part of wellness that is usually pushed
aside. Poor mental health leads to so many ailments; using an app like happify
can put you on the path to a less stressful new year.
I don’t think
there’s an app we at Trilogy recommend more than Myfitnesspal. It’s simple,
user friendly and syncs with pretty much everything.
it’s roots, is a nutrition and food tracking app. When you first download the
app, you enter your weight, height, age and gender then set goals for yourself
(maintain, lose fat, etc.). Then you enter all your meals for the day. Does
food logging make you stressed? Never fear. Myfitnesspal has an expansive
library of foods (even from restaurants), and you can even scan the barcodes to
almost anything! Myfitnesspal will give you a daily macro- and micronutrient breakdown, so you
know exactly what your body needs to hit your goals.
Myfitnesspal is known for it’s great food logging, there’s even more to it! You
can track your workouts, water intake and body composition too! There are also
communities that you can join, recipes you can download and challenges to
compete in for prizes (like Under Armor gift cards!).
With the help of
these apps, our hope is that your health, wellness and fitness resolutions will
be taken to the next level. 2021 For more information, just reach out- we’re
only a click