Apps for a Balanced Lifestyle

By / Food / September 1st, 2014 / 2

With the start of the school year comes the return of a busy lifestyle and stress. These apps help you live a healthy, balanced lifestyle even in the midst of a hectic schedule.

MapMyFitness

iPhone, Android & BlackBerry
Using the built-in GPS of your phone, MapMyFitness tracks your workout – duration, distance, pace, speed, elevation, calories burned and route travelled – on an interactive map that you can view on the device or online. It tracks 600 different types of activities from running to waltzing.

If that’s not your can of worms, browse these Fitness Apps for more suggestions.

Fooducate

iPhone, Android
Ranked 1st place on the US General’s Healthy App Challenge, this app educates you about the food you purchase. Scan the barcode to read about the product, including facts you won’t get from the label. Fooducate provides healthy alternatives, so you can make healthier choices where they really count – at the store.

Sleep Cycle

iPhone
A bio-alarm clock, Sleep Cycle monitors your sleeping patterns and wakes you up when you’re in your lightest phase. This will help you wake up refreshed and happy every morning… without needing three cups of coffee.

Relax Melodies

iPhone, Android
If your issues fall in the realm of falling asleep, rather than waking up, Relax Melodies can help you with that. With a library of 50 sounds, a timer function to turn the music off once you’re asleep and an alarm to wake you up, this app helps you get a good night’s sleep so you can face each day.

Breathe2Relax

iPhone, Android
Did you know that your breath has a bigger effect on your body than just providing oxygen. Deep breaths make you feel more centered and can prevent anxiety attacks. Breathe2Relax guides you through breathing exercises that can reduce stress and worry.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A freelance writer and editor, Lisa Hoekstra loves learning and trying new things. She can be found with her nose in a book or multiple tabs open on her browser as she researches the latest and greatest in the world of food, style and everything in between.

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