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Five Of The Best Wellbeing Apps

Five Of The Best Wellbeing Apps

Given the current climate in which we all find ourselves, it’s more important than ever to look after both our mental and physical wellbeing. Luckily, there are an array of apps out there that allow you to do just that. So, whether you want to take the time to meditate, try out some new recipes, or do a bit of yoga, here are five of the best wellbeing apps to get you through the tough times.

1. Headspace

Recommended by the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Emma Watson, Headpsace makes meditation and mindfulness simple. With 10 minute long sessions, it provides a short but effective break that allows you to clear your head. Users have said that it helps them to check in with themselves, creates a sense of inner calm and has improved their attention span.

So, if you’re struggling to switch off your mind or often find yourself feeling anxious, why not give Headspace a whirl?

2. 5 Minute Yoga

You have to pay for a lot of yoga apps (though many are currently doing free trials), but 5 Minute Yoga is entirely free. It offers short yoga routines that you can fit in whenever it suits you (maybe 5 minutes before the kids wake up and you have to home school them, or five minutes before bed to clear your head). Oh, and don’t worry if you’re a complete newbie, this app explains each pose with a clear image and detailed instructions.

3. Deliciously Ella

Deliciously Ella has earned herself a cult following thanks to her delicious plant-based recipes – and you can get them all from her app. Every dish is vegan-friendly, gluten-free and refined sugar free, so it’s a really healthy choice to keep you strong during coronavirus. Plus, with over 300 recipes to try, you’re bound to find one that takes your fancy.

They said to use this time to learn a new skill, right? So, why not perfect your cooking?

Related: The Best Pancake Recipes From Around The World

4. Streaks

I won’t lie, this app has been an absolute life saver during this whole ordeal. It is basically a to-do list that holds you accountable to your goals. You upload a task that you want to get done each day, and the aim is to complete that goal consecutively so you build up a streak. Whether it’s exercising for 30 minutes, reading a chapter of your book, or calling up a friend to check in, streak can help you to track your goals and encourages you to see them through.

5. Sleep Cycle

Even if you don’t consciously feel stressed or anxious, these emotions can affect you in a lot of ways. Mostly though, they mess up your sleep. So, if you feel like you constantly don’t get enough shut eye or the quality of your sleep isn’t great, this app should help. One of the best wellbeing apps out there, it tracks your sleep cycle throughout the night (based on sound and movement analysis), then it wakes you up when you’re in your lightest phase of sleep. As such, you’ll feel much less groggy and much more refreshed.

Related: World Sleep Day: 5 Tips To Get A Better Night’s Sleep

And there you have it, five of the best wellbeing apps to check in with yourself both mentally and physically. You can download them from the App Store or Google Play.

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Eleanore Nash

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