The six best apps to keep you fighting fit

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Having a healthy life has never been so necessary. From going to the doctor to keeping an eye on our diets, to tracing some possible symptoms, everything can be made through a click.

The Coronavirus pandemic has forced us to stay indoors, we have had to move our gyms to our homes. For those who are not into the world of mobile apps, there is a wide range of fitness apps that could make you think twice about sitting on the sofa for hours. To keep a balance within our health while staying at home, here I share some apps that you can download to your phone that will make your life much easier.

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Keeping yourself fit

  • Shred. If you are tired of boring and non-inspirational YouTube videos, Shred is the best option for you. With dynamic and customisable training programmes, coach service, and tracking options, Shred appears as one of the top choices for workout fans. Its huge community will make you feel like a sports master from minute one, as you can ask for support at any time. You can choose from a wide range of training sessions every day while trying different styles. You can even share your fitness routine with your friends, and keep a track of your history and progress. The more workouts you do, the more activity levels you can unlock, so there is no time for boredom!
  • Daily Workouts. To begin with, this fitness app is it is completely free! Another good thing about Daily Workouts is that a personal trainer has certified all workout exercises, so you can build on those muscles you have always wanted. You will have access to a wide variety of exercises such as abdominal, arm, butt, cardio, and more.

Mens sana in corpore sano (a healthy mind, a healthy body)

Keeping yourself healthy isn't always about intense workouts or runs at the dusk of dawn. There are other more relaxed activities that could serve your overall fitness purpose. Have you ever thought of yoga or pilates as your main fitness mantra? Maybe is time to do so!

  • Glo (YogaGlo). The yoga top number one app by Women’s Health Magazine, Glo will allow you to access more than 4,000 classes led by the best teachers. From beginner to advance, all different levels are waiting for you. You can even create a programme based on your yoga goals, as well as customise your exercises based on your levels. The app's 11.7k reviews give you an idea of how popular it is.
  • Patient. Now that COVID-19 has forced us not to go to our local GP, Patient is our best ally. From health info divided upon all different topics such as children's healthcare, mental health, pregnancy, and more. This app offers you a complete list of possible health disorders and expert guidance. On top of that, you will have access to all treatment information, plus medical calculators to check on your symptoms. GP’s appointments were also available to book through the app, however, we will need to wait until the Coronavirus situation changes to have that option available again.

Best nutrition apps

  • Lifesum. With a total of 323,042 reviews, Lifesum ranks in the top position of best nutrition apps. Thanks to its customisable preferences, you will be able to find that diet that fits your needs, or even follow a tailored meal plan and get some pre-planned recipes every day. You can choose from a wide range of high proteins recipes with meat-free options, as well as having access to all their nutritional values. Lifesum also comes with a barcode scanner, to check on those items you are not so sure about at the supermarket. In terms of tracking, you can save your registers and make lists of your favourite meals and items.
  • Noom. Noom focuses on offering the right guidance to create long-term healthy lifestyles while paying attention to the mental and emotional wellbeing of its users. With their research being published by the British Medical Journal, there is no doubt that you will be in good hands. The app helps you 'trick' your body to build upon healthier habits to achieve your goals. From day one, you are assigned a coach and given diet recommendations. You will have granted access to various tools to track your progress, as well as blood pressure and sugar tests.


To sum up, it is clear that the current extraordinary times that we are all living in have urged us to change our behaviours and patterns. In a nutshell, keeping a track of what we eat, exercising regularly even if it is at home, and looking after our mental health will make a difference in our lives.


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Alexis Pratsides