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Throughout the pandemic, with so much free time on my hands, I wanted to work on my physical and mental health. Getting more sleep, drinking enough water, exercising regularly, stretching every day, meditating and so on. To achieve these goals, I tried out various wellness apps and here are the ones that are actually worth the money, and the storage space.
Sleeping is super important for our mental and physical wellbeing, and I tend to not get enough of it. Especially in times of stress, when I have various deadlines, I tend to sleep only five to six hours (which is definitely not enough to get me through the day). So, I thought I would try out this app to track my sleep and figure out my deep sleep phases and ideal bed and wake up times. While this app is ridiculously overpriced, the trial subscription has already taught me a lot about my perfect bed and wake up time, as well as the weird noises I make in my sleep. If you have trouble sleeping and just, in general, are curious to track how many hours of sleep you actually get at night, I would give this one a shot.
There are various healthy cooking apps, and most are not worth the money. This one, however, I actually really love! Ella has written various vegan cookbooks, and on this app, you have access to all her recipes, wellness tips, yoga, pilates, strength and barre workouts, guided meditations and even a health tracker. The app itself costs around two pounds a month, but I would definitely say it is worth it! Most other cooking apps are much more limited and more expensive, plus her recipes are absolutely delicious. The app even has a function where you can add ingredients to a shopping list, which is super helpful!
I absolutely love yoga and try to do it at least once a day. I usually follow videos on YouTube, but I had heard fantastic things about this app. Since it has a free two-month subscription, I thought I would give it a shot, and I was not disappointed. This app allows you to completely customise your yoga practice from length to yoga type, to muscle group focus to the length of Shavasana. I usually prefer different types of length and difficulty throughout the day, and this app has really elevated and improved my practice. It also allows you to save certain practices if you particularly enjoyed them. I would definitely say this is worth the money, especially since gyms are still closed at the moment.
This app has massively helped me reduce my screen time. It sends you notifications whenever you’ve been on your phone for a particularly long time. This has made me much more aware of the time I spend on my phone and what I could rather be doing in that moment. It is also completely free!