10 Wellness Apps To Keep You Happy And Healthy In 2021

Health and wellness apps can help you manage sleep cycles, set goals, discover healthy recipes, and de-stress from the worries of the day.

Whether you’re on the hunt for 10-minute meditation ideas or need some cooking inspiration, there’s an app to manage every part of your wellbeing. While many are free to use, some may offer subscription services with small monthly fees.

To help you find the perfect one, the team at Uswitch have analysed some of the best apps on the market, taking into consideration Google search volume, value for money, and how much data they hold on users.

Need a helping hand? Take a look at the best ones below…

One of the best apps for meditation and sleep, Calm helps you to relax, get more restful sleep, learn meditating skills, and listen to audio programs taught by world-renowned mindfulness experts.

At the start of the new year, many of us devise fitness and health plans for the months to come. If you’re looking for a little helping hand, MyFitnessPal is the easy-to-use app which can help you take control of your goals, track calories, break down ingredients, and log activities.

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Live a happier, healthier life with Headspace — the app which exists to help you learn the essentials of meditation and mindfulness. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed at work or need help sleeping better, Headspace is there to guide you.

Struggling to sleep? Thanks to Sleep Cycle, you can wake up at the best time for you and feel the most rested. As well as analysing your sleep cycle, the app will provide you with heaps of helpful advice on topics including snoring and sleep deprivation, too. You’re just a few clicks away from a well-rested night…

Slip on your running shoes, download Nike Run Club and head outside for some fresh air. We’re living in extraordinary times, so it’s no surprise that more Brits have been running to distract them from life’s ongoing challenges. Whether you’re looking for guided runs or a performance tracker, the Nike Run Club will inspire you to keep going.

Top tip: download Headspace to use Nike Run Club’s Guided Runs if you’re struggling to stay motivated. It will help you to focus your mind and body.

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Track your behaviour, sleep patterns and breathing techniques with Sleep Booster. The ‘perfect sleep solution’ for those who would like to ‘fall asleep easily and wake up energised’, it’s an app which can help you to sleep soundly.

Voted as iPhone’s App of the Year for 2020, Wakeout! helps its users to achieve mini exercises at a time that’s right for them — whether it’s on your lunch break or after your morning coffee. Simply download and you’ll find over 1,000 exercises and routines to suit your daily routine. Each Quick Break is just one minute long, presenting each person with four movement routines for them to complete when they need a stretch. Why not give it a go?

Avid runners and cyclists will love this app, which enables people to share various routes, their running progress and connect with friends. Designed by athletes for athletes, it’s the ideal app for those up for a challenge in 2021.

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From healthy recipe ideas to helpful barcode scanners, Lifesum is the digital self-care app that helps you reach your health goals through better eating. With all-rave reviews, one user wrote: ‘I love this app! It has so many features and great advice. With the different meal plans and exact calorie counts, this app was perfect for me.’

Need some guidance when it comes to exercise? From high-intensity training to yoga, the Nike Training Club will help to motivate you along the way.

Nike explain: ‘We may be stuck indoors, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be active. We can move, sweat, get stronger and thrive. It’s time to go all-in by working out with NTC live in your living room.’

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