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Better health?

health

there's an app for that

Not sure how to improve your health? There are some great apps that make it easy to look and feel a whole lot better, writes Alison Runham

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here are plenty of apps to help you improve your fitness, health and wellbeing - so try a couple for a healthier, happier you.

FITNESS APPS

Daily Workouts, Daily Workout Apps LLC An Amazon top seller, this app offers 39 area-targeted 5-10 minute workouts, including stretch, Pilates and kettlebell exercises. They can be combined randomly or in custom mode to create longer sessions that exercise the whole body. Try before you buy with the popular free version, limited to 10 workouts. Pay. Ratings: Google Play 4.6/5; iTunes 4.7/5; Amazon 4/5 Fitbit, Fitbit Inc. Designed to work with Fitbit activity trackers and smart scales, it tracks your daily goals and food intake and assesses your progress over time for steps, distance and calories burned. Free. Ratings: Google Play: 3.9/5; iTunes 3.8/5; Amazon 4.3/5; Windows 3.7/5 Active 10, NHS Active 10 tracks your walking, prompting you when you need to increase your pace to a brisk walk (about 3 miles an hour). It also sets you goals and rewards your progress. Free. Ratings: Google Play: 3.1/5; iTunes 3.2/5 Couch to 5K, NHS The nine-week programme tracks your progress as it gradually builds you up to running 5K, using a mix of running and walking. It offers different weekly schedules

and celebrity trainers tell you when to run and when to walk. A countdown timer shows how long you’ve got left on each run. Free. Ratings: Google Play: 4.3/5; iTunes 4.7/5

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Deep Sleep with Andrew Johnson, Hive Brain Software Another Amazon top seller, this app provides relaxing guided meditations intended to clear your mind, beat insomnia and help you to get deep, restful sleep. Pay. Ratings: Google Play: 4.5/5; iTunes 4.3/5; Amazon 4/5 Headspace: Meditation and Mindfulness, Headspace Inc A Google Play top seller, this app teaches you how to meditate and live mindfully, with exercises on everything from managing anxiety and stress to breathing, sleep and focus. It claims to train your mind in just a few minutes a day, using guided meditations. Free. Ratings: Google Play: 4.6/5; iTunes 4.9/5; Amazon 4/5

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