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Top Five Free Wellness Apps

Posted at 31 August 2022 in Health & Wellbeing

So many of us are guilty of spending too much time on our phones, mindlessly scrolling through feeds without giving a second thought. Have you ever considered making your phone, and the apps on it work for you? 

Below we've listed our top five free wellness apps aiming to prioritise your health and wellbeing. If you’re curious to see which apps made the cut, keep reading. 

Daylio Journal

Journaling has been proven to help boost your mood and is an excellent way of recording your thoughts and emotions in writing. ✍️

Daylio Journal is a versatile self‑care bullet journal that allows you to:

  • Set goals
  • Keep a mood diary
  • Track happiness
  • Log your food
  • Set exercise targets
  • …plus so much more!

Keep track of your thoughts and activities to create patterns to help YOU become more productive!

Calm: Sleep & Meditation

If you're finding it hard to fall asleep, you should definitely give Calm a download. 

Calm is the number one app for sleep, meditation and relaxation and features a large variety of calming exercises and helpful breathing techniques. Listen to one of the apps sleep stories narrated by celebrities such as Harry Styles, Stephen Fry and even Dame Mary Berry to help you drift off! 

The app is available for free, and gives you access to daily meditations, multiple breathing exercises, a mood tracker and selected sleep stories.

Wysa: Mental Health Support

If you need some support with your mental health, Wysa is an AI chatbot that makes you feel heard. 

Wysa uses cognitive‑behavioural techniques backed by science to help users self‑manage stress by blending AI‑guided listening with professional expert support. If you're looking for a non‑judgemental anonymous conversation, the service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Water Reminder

Drinking enough water is essential, not just for your physical but also for your mental health. Although it's recommended that everyone drinks between 6‑8 cups of fluid a day, we know sometimes it's challenging to keep on top of when you're in the middle of juggling univeristy life... 

Thankfully, Water Reminder helps calculate just how much water your body needs, tracks hydration and sends you helpful notifications to gently remind you to drink water to fulfil your daily goal. 

Now there's no reason for you not to stay hydrated! 

Action for Happiness

The Action for Happiness app acts as a personal action coach in your pocket who sends you friendly, uplifting and inspiring messages each day to help boost your mood.

The app is a great way to connect, interact and share your ideas with like‑minded individuals. 

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