Technology constantly revolutionizes health care and when it comes to our smartphone applications, this definitely holds true.We’ve compiled a list of the best and most unique free apps to help you on your journey towards health. Go to Google Play or iTunes to check them out!
Zombies, Run! – An Exercise App
The premise: you are one of the few survivors of a zombie apocalypse. Your mission is to find supplies and rescue other survivors, all while evading the zombies. Plug in your headphones and listen to over 200 missions that follow an award-winning storyline, all with the choice to add your own music. This app monitors your pace and gets your heart racing with unpredictable zombie chases (accompanied by sound-effects!) that require you to speed up and maintain a faster pace for a period of time. You can customize the length of time of your mission or incorporate interval training.
Flo – A Menstrual Cycle App
Flo is an easy and beautiful app that lets women log various aspects of their cycle every day. Together with the app’s unique algorithm, every log helps the app to better understand and predict each woman’s cycle. Data such as days of menstruation, PMS symptoms (from mood swings to breast tenderness), vaginal fluid secretions, basal body temperature, ovulation, libido, and more can all be put into the app. Pregnant? Choose the pregnancy mode to track your pregnancy and get real-time education on your baby’s development.
Wysa – A Mental Health App
Developed by researchers from Columbia and Cambridge, Wysa is an artificial intelligence pocket penguin chat-bot that was developed based on evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and more. You can either “chat” with this compassionate pocket penguin or choose resources from a tool-kit of options to get help with sleep, relaxation, low energy, exercise, or self-appreciation. Let this science-based pocket penguin help you in a way that is customized to exactly where you’re at and how you’re feeling.
Wildflowers – a Mindfulness meditation app
This app helps customize and narrow down suggested meditations based on how you’re feeling. The user chooses from a list of feelings on a two-axis system; from unpleasant to pleasant and intense to mild, and is then given a customized list of meditations that perfectly suit their needs. You can access the full library of meditations to browse through yourself. Wildflowers provides meditations following Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and has been featured by the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association.