4 Helpful Apps To Keep You Healthy

By Andrea Tang

Mobile apps have become a necessity for almost everything, so it’s natural that it also extends to wellness and healthcare. Health apps can be used to track habits and calories, for on-demand exercise routines, custom meal plans, and so much more. Heck, I even found one app that donates to charity for every mile you walk!

Here are some handy health apps you can try out:

1. MyFitnessPal

This app is well-loved and recommended by many. You can track your calories and log in your exercises, and it even calculates your recommended daily calorie intake based on your weight. I personally love how user-friendly it is – so easy to use and straightforward. Another thing that’s great is the in-app chat forum. I got to have conversations about health with people all around Malaysia and the world, and shared a couple of experiences, tips, and food recipes too!

2. Flo

I used to find period-tracking unnecessary and troublesome, till I was introduced to this app by a friend! Tracking your menstrual cycle helps you understand yourself, your body, and your period schedule better – and this app can help you with that. One thing that really stood out to me was the “Insights” section, where they show you articles about health, periods, contraception, sex education, tips on getting rid of menstrual pain, and so much more.

3. Headspace

The company has one simple goal, and that is to make meditation accessible to everyone. Despite my lack of experience in meditating, using this app didn’t intimidate or confuse me at all. It focuses on secular and mindfulness-based meditation, so it was easy for me to follow along. It even offers guided meditation to tackle problems such as sleeplessness and anxiety, which is a plus point!

4. Charity Miles

My motivation for running comes once in a blue moon, so coming across an app like this really helped. Like the name suggests, this app logs in your movements like running, dancing, walking (yes, even walking!), and biking and turns every mile you move into money for charity. What better way to feel good than to exercise while knowing that every step you take, charities like WWF, Girl Up, and Save The Children are benefiting from it?

Which health apps have you tried? Leave a comment below and let us know!

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