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The Apps that Helped Us Survive Coronavirus Lockdown (And Continue to Do So)

Let’s face it, for most of us, self-isolating during the coronavirus lockdown was not easy (still isn’t). With all the time spent stuck at home, it has never been more important to continue being healthy, both physically and mentally.


Here are some of our favorite apps to help continue fighting the COVID-19 blues from home.


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Fitness


No gym, no problem!


Whether you have stopped going to your regular workout sessions or have decided to begin your fitness journey, there are several apps to get your body moving.


If a combination of bootcamps, running, cycling, and a little bit of yoga is your thing, then the Peloton Digital app is just for you. The app offers a 90-day trial and a collection of various fitness training classes that tick all of these boxes.


The Obe Fitness app’s bright party colors are nice to look at, but don’t let its girly vibe fool you. With live and on-demand classes, this fun app will have you training hard and dancing simultaneously.


Like to keep a close eye on your progress? Under Armour has a massive community of fitness enthusiasts and has created several apps designed to connect your devices while tracking your progress, including the Map My Walk — a fantastic app if you’re an active beginner looking to reach new fitness goals.



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Mental Health


If your goal is to become more in tune with your mind, body, and soul, we recommend you try some of these calming apps. They help alleviate stress and bring a sense of peace and wellness into your everyday life.


Aimed at improving your health and happiness, Headspace offers targeted, guided meditations which you can use to create a more conscious life. Whether you are interested in creating new goals for yourself or practicing mindfulness while cooking, this app is great for the entire family.


For classes and talks with wellness experts, the Insight Timer, which has more than 40,000 guided meditations available, offers a way to deal with stress, anxiety, and sleep. Both a free and paid option are available.


Great for setting daily challenges, Calm can help deepen your mindfulness with an array of guided meditations to choose from. They even have a program to help businesses create mindfulness in stressful work environments.



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Yoga


Yoga practice is one of those ideal activities that kills three birds with one stone. Yoga helps individuals on a physical, mental, and spiritual level. With a range of styles to suit everyone’s needs, one can choose a fast-paced type of practice or something that focuses more on inner reflection and slow stretching.


An awesome free app with a beautiful design is Asana Rebel, which allows users to set a daily plan and offers a variety of workouts for any skill level.


Looking for an option that ranges from a quick five minute session all the way to a two-hour practice? Glo Yoga is the way to go. Those who download the app get a 15-day free trial and access to thousands of meditation, yoga, and pilates classes.


Investing In Mobile App Development


With technology advancing every single day, making a mobile presence is imperative. With future exploration and development, fitness and mindfulness apps can be a powerful tool to improve one’s well-being. Digital transformation is shaping the future for every individual, and building a feature-rich application with the help of a skilled team of developers and designers can take your idea to new heights.