The 5 Health Apps You’ll Want to Download

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It can be pretty daunting and confusing to monitor your symptoms, uncover patterns and potential triggers, and then take action to improve your health and lifestyle. That’s when health apps come to your rescue!

Thanks to modern technology, you can now access helpful health tools anywhere anytime. No matter if you want to sleep better, ease your pain or track your menstrual cycle, there’s an app that can help you manage your illness and optimize your health.

Have a look at these 5 health apps you’ll want to download. 

1. Flowly – The app for pain and anxiety.

Chronic pain can be all consuming. That’s why we love portable tools that help us take our mind off the aching and anxiety. Flowly is a patented app, backed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), that puts inaccessible therapies like biofeedback and Virtual Reality literally in the hands of people in pain.

Flowly takes you on a journey through calming Virtual Realities, while showing you your real-time heart rate and heart rate variability. Through a combination of guided breathing and relaxation exercises, you’ll learn how to regulate your heart and nervous system. As a result, case study participants reported 46% less pain as well as better sleep after each Flowly session.

Flowly comes with a cool Virtual Reality headset, but you can also use the app on the go. With this digital tool in your pocket, you can do relaxation training whenever you need it the most.

You can subscribe to Flowly for $29,99/month or $179,99/year ((that’s a 50% discount), including a free VR headset and Bluetooth heart rate sensor. For US residents only. 

2. Levels – Unlock your metabolic health.

Your metabolism doesn’t just affect your appetite and weight, it also regulates your sleep and energy levels. If you want to optimize your metabolic health to live a full, healthy life, Levels is just the app you need.

Levels tracks your blood glucose levels in real time, giving you a direct view into how your food and lifestyle affect your metabolism. And knowing how to fuel your body can help you take control of your health. You’ll also receive a comprehensive report each month, with actionable steps to improve your diet and exercise programs.

Before you can register for Level’s metabolic fitness program, an independent physician licensed in your state will review your request for a continuous glucose monitor. US residents can sign up for the consult form here

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3. MyFlo – Balance your hormones naturally.

Most women are pretty familiar with the bloating, cravings and crankiness around their menstruation. But did you know your hormones affect your body differently throughout each week of your monthly cycle?

MyFlo App is a functional medicine period tracker, that also tells you what you can do to be symptom-free. By finding patterns in the symptoms you experience during each phase of your cycle, MyFlo can pinpoint specific hormonal imbalances and find the root cause of your problems. You’ll also get a weekly lifestyle prescription, as well as recommendations on your optimal times for romance, socializing, focused work and exercising.

You can sync up with your cycle and reclaim your month by downloading MyFlo for $1.99 in the App Store or Google Play.

4. SleepCycle – Wake up easy tomorrow.

Do you struggle to fall asleep at night or wake up still feeling tired in the morning?

SleepCycle is a sleep tracking tool that gives you insight into your sleeping patterns and what you can do to get a good night’s rest. You simply put your phone or Apple Watch on your nightstand when you go to bed, and SleepCycle’s patented sound analysis technology analyzes your sleep. By correlating its findings to your daily habits, SleepCycle can give you tailored advice on how to improve your quality of sleep.

What’s more, SleepCycle offers an extensive sound library with music and meditations to relax at night. And in the morning, the app wakes you when you’re in your lightest sleep cycle, making you feel more rested and alert as you start your day.

So wake up easy tomorrow and get the SleepCycle app via App Store or Google Play (free download, in-app purchases). 

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5. Happify – Science-Based Solutions for Emotional Wellbeing

How you feel matters. Not just physically, but emotionally too. That’s why the Happify app shares evidence-based techniques from positive psychology, mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy to help you take control over your thoughts and feelings.

Happify determines your happiness score and then provides you with with activities and games that’ll improve your satisfaction with life. By completing a few easy exercises, bite-sized quizzes and entertaining games each week, you can learn to overcome negative thinking, break bad habits and deal better with stress.

So start improving your mood and feel better about your life by getting a free sneak peek or subscribe to Happify for $14.99/month or $139.99/year. 

Tell me, which health apps have helped to improve your wellbeing? 

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01/01/2017
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