While I believe in balancing technology use with the benefits of the natural world, I find the precise use of app technology to achieve particular health goals very effective. I often recommend specific apps to my clients, to help them on their way to better overall health.
Here are some of my favourite apps for achieving better health naturally.
Healthy Recipes by My New Roots
Everyone could benefit from a little more vegetables in their life, and this app gives some inspiration on how to do exactly this.
These recipes by My New Roots are vegetables at their best - full of flavour and extra healthy inclusions. I often recommend my clients add some vegetarian meals to their week for variety.
iHydrate Water Tracker & Hydration Reminder
There are many water and hydration trackers available, which offer the most important functions.
iHydrate calculates an individualised water target for you, and includes intake from various liquids in your diet. It gives prompts to consume water, and can also be used alongside a Fitbit.
7 Minute Workout
This exercise app is based on 7 minute routines of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). It uses your bodyweight, so there is no equipment required to get started.
There are 12 different exercises that are done at maximum intensity for 30 seconds, with a rest of 10 seconds in between.
Seed - Period and Fertility Tracker
Much more than just a fertility tracker, this app provides an abundance of valuable health information for every woman.
This app includes calendars for tracking your menstrual cycle, recipes and natural health tips for everyday symptoms that could be affecting your hormonal health.
The Low FODMAP Diet
This app is essential for anyone looking to manage their IBS through nutritional changes. This diet combines well with Naturopathic treatments for IBS.
This app is a good reminder of just how much valuable information can be condensed into a portable format, including
HD videos with audio instruction mean that you can do yoga at home anytime you feel like it.
This app allows you to customise the length of your session (5-60 minutes), your level of ability and even your background music.
Chemical Maze - Shopping Companion
This app is essential for anyone concerned about their exposure to chemicals in their food and cosmetics.
Also available in hardcopy, it is easily carried to the your shopping destination and browsed quickly before purchasing decisions are made.
This is a mindfulness meditation app that can be used by adults and children who could benefit from stress reduction.
Mindfullness meditation can be used to support the treatment of a wide range of mental health conditions. Included is 6 different meditations.