The 7 Best Health & Wellness Apps That Actually Work
Discover 7 of the best health and wellness apps for a mindful and happy daily routine—including apps for sleep, meditation, fitness, and more.
March 5, 2021
3 MIN

Apps are part of our lives. Some apps distract, others entertain, and some even do both. But there’s one type of app that gives back in beneficial ways the more you use them: health & wellness apps.

But it’s a huge category that can include fitness apps, mindfulness apps, dietary apps, breathing apps and even sleep apps.

Sifting through all the options is tough and overwhelming. So we rounded up some of the best health and wellness apps to get you started with all the apps that give back.

Here’s 10 health and wellness apps worth exploring.

The 7 best Health and Wellness Apps

1. Streaks

Streaks is a to-do list app that “helps you form good habits” by tracking your streaks for up to twelve tasks like walking 5,000 steps/day, avoiding junk food or even brushing your teeth.

Miss a day and your streak goes back to 0.

Try Streaks, gamify some healthy habits and track your progress as you go.

Price: $4.99

Available for: iOS

2. WaterMinder

Knowing how much water you need every day is one thing, but how do you keep track of how much you’re drinking and reach your daily goal?

That's where WaterMinder comes in. WaterMinder “helps you reach your hydration goals” with a one-tap water tracking system and helpful notifications that keep you hydrated throughout your day.

Price: $4.99

Available for: iOS | Android

3. Headspace

Like it’s name, Headspace gives you some space… for your head.

More specifically, Headspace is an app that provides “meditation and mindfulness for any mind, any mood, any goal.”

The Headspace app offers all kinds of helpful daily routines for sleep, mediation, healthy habit forming and more. It’s an all around app that promotes a journey towards mindfulness, meditation and better mental health.

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Available for: iOS | Android

4. PlayFitt

PlayFitt gamifies your fitness with automatic rep counting for squats, push-ups, steps, stairs and movement breaks. Set and reach daily fitness goals by turning your home workout into a game you can’t stop playing.

We truly believe that PlayFitt is one of the best fitness apps available. We’re always working hard everyday to keep making it better and more helpful for your fitness and health. So naturally we had to include it on this list.

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Available for: iOS

5. Glo

Glo offers online yoga, meditation, pilates and fitness classes from a wide range of teachers and practices. Pick a class anytime or join one of the regularly scheduled live classes.

For a flat monthly fee, you get access to all their classes and lectures ranging from HIIT to guided meditation and everything in between—great for trying new things in your daily workout routine.

Price: $18/month

Available for: iOS | Android

6. Calm

Calm is a mediation and sleep app that promotes mindfulness through Sleep Stories, breathing programs, guided meditation and relaxing music.

Their programs cover several topics including deep sleep, self-esteem, gratitude, happiness and more—all in one app.

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Available for: iOS | Android

7. Tree.fm

Tree.fm isn't exactly an app. But it’s just as useful as every other app on this list. Tree.fm is a web-based audio player that hosts field recordings of different forests from around the world.

Pause your hectic day and find a grounding moment of mindfulness in the soundscape of a coastal Ibizan grove. Hit ‘Next Forest Please’ and you’re instantly transported to the ambience of an Estonian forest in spring.

Bliss out with your ears and your mind will follow on Tree.fm. Oh yeah, and why not plant some trees while you’re at it with Tree.fm’s partner Ecosia.

Price: Free

Available for: Web

App Happy

Not all apps have to be distracting, mind-numbing and hard to quit.

All the health and wellness apps on this list are proof that they can be constructive too.

Add some of these apps to your day and start enjoying a healthier, happier routine.

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