There are all kinds of apps you can download on your phone or tablet device, from addictive puzzlers such as Candy Crush to movie streaming platforms akin to Netflix. But as wonderful as these apps are, you may want to download the apps that we mention below. Your body and your mind will thank you if you download any of them, so make some room on whatever device you regularly use.
#1: Virtually Healthcare
We have all struggled to make an appointment with our doctors over the last few months, and this, of course, is largely thanks to the pandemic. It’s slightly surreal that at a time when we need our doctors the most, they have been mostly unavailable to us, and some of us are still struggling to make appointments. But here is a fix for that. The Virtually Healthcare app gives you the opportunity to speak to an online GP. You can get health advice, get doctors notes and referral letters, and more besides. It’s a convenient way to speak to an NHS doctor and is perfect for those of us who have had to suffer the frustration of delayed appointments.
Check the previous link to head straight to the website or download the Virtually Healthcare app on the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Are you feeling stressed or struggling to sleep at night? If so, you need the Headspace app in your life. It could be considered an essential app for your self-care as it can do much to get you into a better headspace (hence the name of the app). With guided meditations, tranquil soundscapes, and all the advice you will ever need on mindfulness, this is one app that will give you the instant calm you need when your head is scrambled.
The Headspace App can be download on both the Apple App Store and Google Play.
#3: Deliciously Ella
We all know that healthy eating matters and with the Deliciously Ella app, you will have access to a lot of nutritious plant-based recipes to add to your weekly meal plan. From aubergine and tomato pasta to the delicious-sounding banana, carrot, and chocolate chip cakes, there are all kinds of recipes you might want to consider for dinner and desserts. But that’s not all. As well as the 600+ recipes highlighted on the app, you also get access to 200+ yoga, meditation, and exercise videos. There’s a handy shopping list feature too, as well as personalised wellness plans that can be tailored to you.
We aren’t telling you something new when we tell you smoking is bad for you. But if you’re a smoker and you’re trying to give up the habit, we know how hard it can be to kick smoking into touch. Help is available from your local GP of course (use the previously mentioned app if you can’t get in touch with them), and there are all kinds of products on the market that can help you break the habit. Usefully, there is also the Smoke Free app, which uses 40 different, evidence-based techniques to help you stop smoking. You also get access to people who have successfully quit smoking through the chat feature, as well as access to experts who can help you on your journey to a smoke-free life.
To learn more, download the Smoke-Free app on either the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Are you struggling to fit exercise into your busy schedule? If so, the Wakeout app may be for you. While there are lots of fitness apps available, this is rather unique, as there is a library of over 1500 exercises that can be done in 30-second chunks. These exercises can be carried out when you’re kicking back at home, sitting on the bus, or when you’re taking a break at work. If you have ever used the excuse “I’m too busy to exercise,” you will never be able to say those words again when you have this app downloaded on your phone. You can filter exercises to focus on different body parts, so no matter your personal fitness goals, you should find something useful here.
We couldn’t find the Wakeout app on Google Play but it is available on the Apple App Store.
These are just a few of the apps you might consider downloading in aid of your health and wellbeing. So, push Candy Crush to one side, pause Netflix, and make room for any of the apps we have suggested here if they appeal to you.
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