- by Damian Pros
8 Incredibly Useful Apps To Supercharge Your Body & Mind
Nowadays, you can find apps that can do literally everything. From apps that track down your bowel movements to apps that can increase your productivity and enrich your life.
But how could you possibly know which apps are useful and which are not valuable at all?
Looking at the ratings from previous users isn’t always the best tactic as some might have reviews that don’t resemble the reality.
One other way to figure it out would be to spend hours of experimenting with different apps until you have found which are the best ones.
But this would be time consuming.
How do I know?
I have done it and after testing dozens of apps I have concluded in a list with the 8 most useful apps that can make you healthier and enrich your life.
So, without any further ado, let’s see which these apps are – in no particular order:
1.Supercharge Your Body & Crush Your Fitness Goals With MyFitnessPal
MyFitnessPal is one of the best nutrition apps I have ever used. I still use MyFitnessPal every day and get a kick out of it.
If you are a fitness enthusiast, you will probably also love this little gem. Mostly, it’s a great app for those who want to lose weight.
Because it gives you a convenient tool to organize your meals and count your calories. You don’t even need to know how many calories each food has, since its extensive database includes every food you can imagine.
Not only that, you don’t even need to be a genius in maths since the app will do the calculations for itself. All you have to do is choose the food you ate and voila!
2.Get Out Of The Door & Stick With Running Forever With RunKeeper
RunKeeper is another great app and it’s perfect for runners or cyclists. It allows you to track the route you have travelled as well as how far you went and the time you have spent running or cycling.
The convenient personal dashboard allows you to check your progress by checking your previous results. In this way RunKeeper allows you to continuously progress and break your own records.
Finally, one of its best features is music integration. RunKeeper can connect with your iPhone’s music player and play your favorite songs while you are exercising!
3.No Time To Workout? No Worries – Use Sworkit
Sworkit is a cleverly designed app that is perfect for those who want to stay in shape even if they are extremely busy.
Sworkit gives you the option to have specialized body weight workouts that can range from five minutes to one hour. Simply choose between the four different exercise modes or create your own custom program.
Also, it has 20 pre-built workouts that you can use even if you have never exercised before and provides video instruction to guide you along the way.
The great thing with Sworkit is that it doesn’t need any exercise equipment. You just choose one of the four workout modes – Strength, Stretching, Cardio, Yoga – and start working out immediately!
4.Broaden Your Thinking Horizons & Learn A New Language Easier Than Ever With Duolingo
Did you ever believe that learning a new language is an extremely time-consuming or even boring task? With Duolingo, you will change your mind.
This fantastic app smoothens the learning process by using a series of micro-games.
When you learn with Duolingo, the learning process is actually fun and addictive. You won’t be bored to death. And you can use it on the go like when you are on the bus or when you are waiting at your doctor’s office.
Duolingo improves your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills while also motivating you to stay on track by recording your progress.
If you wanted to freshen a language you have learned long ago or simply prepare yourself for a trip in a foreign country, Duolingo is worth a shot!
5.Boost Your Cognitive Abilities & Become a Little Smarter With Lumosity
While several people focus on keeping their bodies fit and healthy, not so many do the same thing for their brains.
Your brain is a muscle and needs constant exercise – just like your body.
When you want to improve your cognitive abilities, Lumosity is a clever app that can really help.
Lumosity takes tasks used by neuroscientists and psychologists to measure cognitive abilities during scientific research and turns them into fun games.
With more than 40 clever games it can help you boost your mental skills like problem solving and memory capacity.
You can see how it works in this video here.
6.Wake Up With More Energy With Sleep Cycle
How many times have you woken up in the morning feeling dazed and weak? That’s because your alarm clock is disrupting your sleep while you are in the “deep sleep phase”.
When you sleep you are going through a series of repeated sleep phases. If these phases are disturbed you wake up feeling tired. And that’s when this magic app comes in.
Sleep Cycle analyzes your sleep and measures your movements in bed. As a result, it makes sure that you wake up only when you are in your lightest sleep phase.
Try it on your own and see if you still feel groggy after waking up.
7.Sleep Well By Blocking Annoying Sounds That Don’t Let You Fall Asleep
Neighbors fighting at 12 am at night, babies crying at 3 am in the morning or honking cars passing below your apartment can all destroy your sleep.
Some time ago I was renting a house near a hugely crowded and popular neighborhood that was full of clubs.
Every night from 12 am to 6 am, I was forced to listen to the loud and noisy music coming from outside.
And here is when Sleep Bug came in.
This amazing app creates white-noise, ambient sounds with a press of a button. These sounds override the noisy sounds coming from outside and are far more relaxing.
You can choose to listen to sounds from waves, chimes or even a Zen garden. And you can finally have a deeper and more restful sleep.
8.Free Yourself From Stress & Save Time With IFTTT
IF by IFTT is a super tool that automates generic and time-wasting every day tasks using different kind of “recipes”.
Recipes are just simplified connections between different products and apps.
IFTTT is an acronym of the phrase “If this, then that” and what it does is to connect different functions with each other.
For instance: “If I upload a photo to Instagram, then share this photo on Facebook”. You don’t have to manually share your photo on Facebook since IF will take care of it.
Or: “If my favorite blog uploads a new article, then send me a message in my phone”.
IF saves you tons of time from menial tasks that you no longer need to do on your own. Your time is precious – so why don’t let the computer take care of the most insignificant tasks?
These are 8 most useful apps that I have found which can significantly boost your health, productivity and mind.
These gems can really improve your life quality and make you healthier and smarter. Try them on your own and let me know what you think in the comments below.
If you know any other super useful app, feel free to share it with us!