10 Best Health and Wellness Apps


Our 10 Best Fitness Apps article was quite popular with our readers, so we decided to broaden the horizon a bit. What we have here are 10 of the best health and wellness apps available for your smartphone. These apps are quite different from each other but can all help with your overall health and well-being. Whether it’s a soothing meditation app or some music to help you de-stress after a long day, hopefully there’s something for everyone in here.

1. Macaw
This is a great app that begins immediately with a health appraisal. It also provides information on nutrition, which the app later quizzes you on to test your grasp of the material. You can also commit to healthy tasks and check them off as you go.


Pictured: Macaw

2. 101 Ways To Be Healthy
This is a great app for individuals who want to start being more health conscious, but are having trouble finding a place to start. This app provides 101 tips on living a healthier life, and then provides articles to back up its claims. The “Surprise Me” feature is great, as it randomly assigns you to some great wellness ideas and subsequent articles.

3. Fooducate
This is one the most popular nutrition apps in the world, as it lets you use your smartphone to scan items at the grocery store to learn more about them. Fooducate then assigns them a grade based on its nutritional values.

4. WebMD
This is a great app for monitoring any health symptoms and giving you advice on what they could be and also how to deal with them. There is also a feature that gives you injury and first aid advice should you ever need it in the case of an emergency.


Pictured: WebMD

5. Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock
This is a great app that works simply by placing the phone underneath your pillow as you sleep. It detects your sleep cycles and when you're in your lightest, gently wakes you up. Say goodbye to groggy mornings!

6. Buddhify
This is one of the best meditation apps out there, and it contains guided meditations and lessons on mindfulness to help you relax. There are a variety of meditations to choose from and you can also choose different durations as well.

7. Brain Trainer
We know about the importance of physical exercise, but taking the time to keep your mind fresh can do wonders for your overall health. This app contains quizzes, puzzles and memory games to help exercise your mind.

8. Stress Check
A great tool for monitoring your stress, Stress Check takes 2-minutes to analyze your pulse and heartbeat and places you in a stress range from 0-100%. It’s great way to monitor what triggers your stress levels.


Pictured: Stress Check

9. Songza
Music has been shown to reduce levels of anxiety and stress, and Songza is a great app for that. The dashboard creates playlists depending on certain moods or events, such as “De-stressing After A Long Day” or “Soothing Jazz To Study To.”

10. White Noise
We talked about how important sleep is, and sometimes the commotion around you can really make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep. This app provides white noise to drown out those distracting sounds.

These apps are all quite different from each other, but can each be used to get you started on your health and wellness journey.  Good luck!

Ryan Bisram is a freelance writer and editor with a degree in English. He is now a health promoter and actively contributes to Naturally Savvy.

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By Ryan Bisram| January 30, 2013
Categories:  Care

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Ryan Bisram

Ryan Bisram

Ryan Bisram is Naturally Savvy's Content Manager. He is also a Health Promoter who frequently contributes editorial pieces. - See more at: http://www.naturallysavvy.com/food-and-nutrition/the-un-coconut-water-would-you-drink-maple-water#sthash.jU9uOSAr.dpuf
Ryan Bisram is Naturally Savvy's Content Manager. He is also a Health Promoter who frequently contributes editorial pieces. - See more at: http://www.naturallysavvy.com/food-and-nutrition/the-un-coconut-water-would-you-drink-maple-water#sthash.jU9uOSAr.dpuf
Ryan Bisram is Naturally Savvy's Content Manager. He is also a Health Promoter who frequently contributes editorial pieces. - See more at: http://www.naturallysavvy.com/food-and-nutrition/the-un-coconut-water-would-you-drink-maple-water#sthash.jU9uOSAr.dpuf
Ryan Bisram is a contributing writer for NaturallySavvy.com.

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