What a time to be alive! Wellness is the topic of mainstream discussion, fitness franchises and programs are emerging on nearly every corner, and technological advancements such as smartphone apps and movement trackers are taking the guesswork out of everyday exercises.
But with so many options out there, it can be a little overwhelming if you don't know where to start! So, here's a shortlist of our personal favorite apps for staying in shape and eating right.
1.Calm The calm app is designed to help reduce stress, fight anxiety and strengthen focus. We like using its breathing and meditation programs any time of day, but it's especially helpful for getting the mind right before a big day of activity and growth.
And did we mention its bedtime stories? Calm is an awesome tool for beginning and ending each day on a positive note.
2. Strava Whether you walk, run, jog, hike or cycle, Strava is an amazing performance, measurement and routing tool that'll connect you to other athletes in the area and even gamify your workouts. Don't just count calories burned, own your local routes and embrace the healthy competition. Set yourself daily, monthly or annual distance/time goals and earn badges along the way!
Best of all, the GPS tracking serves as a beacon so you can alert loved ones of your location at any time.
3. MyFitnessPal Hard work gets results, but nutrition is rocket fuel. Plan meals, log your intake, break down ingredients and more with this powerful diet and nutrition tool.
4. Transform App with Chris and Heidi Whether you want to slim down, bulk up or just get back in the game, don't do it alone. Join fitness gurus Chris and Heidi Powell on their dynamic workout, recovery and mindset app. From tutorial videos to meal planners, this is a MUST HAVE.
5. WHOOP While the membership price may be steep, the technology and benefits of this physiological data tracker are outstanding. WHOOP straps measure your body and strain, while the data science and program monitor your recovery and sleep. Together, the strap and the science are intended to help you achieve optimal output and healing each and every day so you can win the marathon of exercise and performance that is total wellness.
What apps are the secret to your success? How are you planning, measuring and tweaking your programming to stay fit?