July 20, 2018
10 best health apps
Embarking on a new fitness regime of clean eating is never easy. But with technology literally at our fingertips in the form of our mobiles, we´re lucky enough to have a wealth of apps desperate to help us on the journey to weight loss, improved fitness, mental clarity or generally living a healthier and happier life.
The team at Regency for Expats has listed our top 10 apps to help
you out this year, whatever your situation and wherever you are in the world.
What? A bossy in-ear personal trainer that will keep you on track during
your workout. Every week, 30 new classes with real personal trainers are added
to keep you motivated.
Good for? Runners, weight
lifting, cycling and race running
Nike+ Run Club
What? Who doesn´t love a bit of competition? For the runners amongst you,
this app tracks your runs via GPS and shows you how your mates are doing. If
they´re out on a Sunday morning run, you´re sure to know it.
Good for? Runners of all
What? Guided meditation sessions and mindfulness training. The brainchild
of Anny Puddicombe, a Ted talker, this app is used by Google, Spotify, LinkedIn
and other corporate giants to help staff relax and feel grounded.
Good for? Everyone!
MyPlate by Livestrong
What? A nutrition tracker which helpfully keeps tabs on your meals.
Especially handy if you are out of your normal routine. Best feature is
arguable a detailed 8-week meal planner and weekly shopping lists to take away
Good for? Those of us watching our weight or needing support to eat more
Salute the Desk
What? This catchy sounding app ensures you can practise your mantis or
downward dog wherever you are. With 4 main screens: Sit Tall to improve
posture, Salute the Desk to guide you through stretches, Zone In to choose
tailored areas to stretch and Relaxation to relieve stress, there´s really no
Good for? Tense office workers
What? Customised exercise routines and meal plans based on your own
goals, current stats and preferences. This app will generate grocery shopping
lists for you and track all of your fitness, including sexual activity (it all
Good for? If you´ve had enough of generic routines or meal planning and want
something specific for you.
Couch to 5k
What? Does exactly what it says on the tin. If you´re running a 5k, this
app will make it simple and perfectly attainable. It claims after 8 weeks,
you´ll be 5k ready.
Good for? Beginners.
What? If you´re hitting the exercise hard, this is a nice compliment to
your existing health and fitness apps. It cleverly uses an algorithm to give
you specific insight into your sleep; monitoring your movement and periods of
light and deep sleep. Never wake up at the wrong time again – the alarm feature
will wake you at the best time in your sleep cycle.
Good for? Anyone who needs to justify a “bad night”
What? If you´re trying for a baby this year, this app monitors your cycle
and alerts you to the optimal fertility times.
Good for? Anyone wanting to plan or prevent a pregnancy!
My Possible Self
What? Let´s not forget our mental health. It´s described as a personalised
self-help tool to help you target the stresses of life head on. Monitoring your
mood and emotions, it will recognise any patterns or triggers in your
behaviour. The clinically proven self-help modules work from established
Good for? Helpful for everyone of us.
There is nothing more important
that our health and the health of your family. Regency for Expats is on hand
24/7 with a multilingual claims service to make health insurance simple
overseas. Just as an app, our service is easy to use and tailored to you,
wherever you are in the world.