Our Top Wellness App Recommendations for 2016

Hi Everyone! We wanted to share some of our top wellness app recommendations to help you live the most healthy, balanced lives possible. Here are some great mobile apps to help you learn to meditate, decrease stress and anxiety, increase relaxation, obtain more restful sleep and get in shape!

Headspace is your very own personal trainer, there to help you train your mind. Headspace is meditation made simple. The app includes guided mediations that teach you to meditate when you want, wherever you are, in just 10 minutes a day. Meditation can help improve your focus, exercise mindful awareness, relieve anxiety, reduce stress and most importantly give your mind a rest. This helps increase your mental endurance so you can perform better in all areas of life.  We high recommend buying a 1 year subscription and making daily meditation a habit.

Brainwave Entrainment is a next generation tool for mental stimulation, spiritual exploration, self-help, and self-improvement. It uses sound wave to technology to help induce various states of mind and to assist in achieving a wide variety of goals, such as alleviating stress + anxiety, sleeping issues, headaches and addiction.  Patients love this app because they have the choice to listen to the waves on their own or while they are listening to music, which helps them to blend in and not be noticeable.  Can you imagine listening to your favorite song and feeling zen'ed out after it? Or sleepy? Or focused? Whichever brainwave you choose, that is how you should feel afterward!

 

My Fitness Pal is one of the fastest and easiest-to-use calorie counter apps out there. With the largest food database by far (over 5,000,000 foods) and amazingly fast and easy food and exercise entry, this app will help you become more aware of what you're eating and how often your exercising, how it's affecting your weight and health, and how to make changes in your diet and lifestyle to achieve your goals. 

 

10K Runner is a great app to go from couch to 10k.  This app has over 1.2 million success stories of people that are now running 10ks and it is what we use here at Herb + Ōhm to train for races.  In fact, the maker of 10k runner, FITNESS22 LTD, also has other apps for shorter races like 5k and longer races like a half marathon and marathon.  Herb + Ohm founder Amy Wolf is currently using it to train for the Soldier Field 10 Mile Run in May of 2017!  

 

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7 Minute Workout: Want to get in shape fast? This app will take you there.  It will train you from beginner to becoming fit and is perfect for the busy or traveling professional. This is a great app to add to 5 or 10k Runner to ensure that you are not only working on cardio, but full body strength. It will tone your whole body so you look good when you go out on the town!   

 

Herb + Ōhm is rooted in the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine, adapted to the needs of modern Chicagoans. In today's digital world, patients often value the convenience of using apps like those above to assist them achieving superior health and well-being. While the apps above are some of our favorites for 2016, we recommend all different types of apps to patients depending on what were treating.  

We'd love to hear about some of your favorite health and wellness apps! Please post them below and why you think they're great so we can check them out!

 

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