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Five of the Best Lifestyle Apps


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Five of the Best Lifestyle Apps

The best lifestyle apps are usually the most popular apps, because they work!

Here are our choices for the five best lifestyle apps:

1. Fitbit

28 million consumers a month can’t be wrong! This app debuted in 2015 and remains number 1 in the health category of free downloads. The app collects basic heart-rate data, daily activity, workouts, sleep patterns and more.

You can get more in-depth health information when you use Fitbit in conjunction with the Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale.

2. Sleep Cycle

Sleep Cycle is an intelligent alarm clock that helps you improve the quality of your sleep. The alarm clock gently wakes you during your lightest sleep cycle, which is the natural way to wake up, so you wake feeling rested and energized.

It tracks sleep patterns using sound analysis, records findings and gives you detailed statistics about your patterns. Sound analysis is done using an algorithm that listens to the sound of bed sheets moving, yet filters out sound’s that aren’t generated from your movements in bed.

3. Calm

This popular app is used to support mindfulness and meditation, for clarity, joy and peace. Guided meditations, breathing exercises and calm music are used to lessen anxiety and promote better sleep.

Calm also offers “Sleep Stories”, soothing stories that incorporate music, sound effects and the voice talent of Stephen Fry that aids you in drifting off to sleep.

Calm is suitable for beginners to meditation, intermediate practitioners, and advanced users, with hundreds of programs.

It was named “App of the Year” by Apple.

4. My Fitness Pal

My Fitness Pal combines and app with a website to track your diet and exercise to calculate optimal caloric intake and nutrients to help you achieve your goals to manage your weight, fitness and nutrition.

You choose a goal or the app can create personalized goals based on your info, and the app will keep you on track to achieve it.

It keeps you motivated using gamification. Gamification uses activities and processes to solve problems by applying characteristics of games. You can also get support and motivation from the app community.

It has a database of over five million foods that you can add food to, either by scanning a barcode or entering manually. It is compatible with more than 50 devices and apps so that you can synchronize health data to third-party devices.

In addition to counting calories, this app allows other strategies that assist with weight loss, like keeping a dieting journal and keeping a record of healthy recipes.

There is a registered user base of 225 million-plus, and the app allows you to count calories for free.

5. Luminosity: Daily Brain Games

Here is a way to keep your brain healthy! These games will help keep your brain sharp, because they are not just games, they are a brain-training program.

Luminosity helps you start a daily habit of acquiring knowledge and learning, and helps improve your critical thinking, memory and problem-solving skills.

Use these apps for a happier, healthier you!