Here are some great free apps to enable and support you to improve your health and wellbeing. They include eating a balanced diet, maintaining a healthy weight, getting more active, quitting smoking, drinking less alcohol and sleeping well.
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A brisk 10 minute walk every day can make a difference to your health. Download the free Active 10 app to measure what you’re doing – and how you can do more.
The food scanner app will help you see how much sugar, saturated fat and salt is really inside your food and drink
Baby Buddy provides easy access to trusted, evidence-based information and self-management tools during the transition to parenthood and throughout the early stages of parenting.
Weight Watchers app is for weight loss and wellness, guiding you to a healthy eating pattern, whether you want to lose weight or just maintain with 24/7 support with an Online Coach. Food – with WW Smart Points. Activity – with personalised fitness goals, and on-demand audio workouts. Mind-set – mindfulness exercises.
Second Nature – OurPath is a 3-month lifestyle improvement programme. It allows you to track your progress, manage goals, chat with mentors, and get advice and support.
Quit Genius uses scientifically proven behavioural support (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to help you stop smoking. It works by changing the way you think about smoking. So we don’t ask you to quit right away, instead we prepare you in the right way so you have everything you need before your quit date. What’s more the whole process is gamified, so you will be rewarded for your efforts. The 4-stage program will guide you on your journey to better understand your relationship with smoking and help you change your current habits into healthy ones.
Brain in Hand is used by people with mental health problems, it’s packed with features to help reduce anxiety and feel supported to help achieve goals and learn how to deal better with life’s up and downs.
One You Drink Free Days is for people who like a drink but want some support in tracking and cutting down on the booze. Understand more about your current drinking and risk levels as it common for people to underestimate how much they drink. Health guidelines recommend we all take at least 3 days off drinking a week, so simply pledge and nominate a specific number of drink-free days each week and get practical, daily support to help you stick to it and be more successful in reaching your goals.
Accupedo is an accurate pedometer app that monitors your daily walking on the home screen of your phone. Intelligent 3D motion recognition algorithms are embedded to track only walking patterns by filtering and ejecting out non walking activities. Accupedo counts your steps regardless of where you put your phone like your pocket, waist belt, or bag. Be healthy by setting up your daily goal and accurately monitoring your steps with Accupedo.
Track and calculate units app. Want to change the way you drink? Get the free app from Drinkaware; track your alcohol consumption and spend over time, calculate units and calories and set goals to help you moderate your drinking!
Wysa: stress, sleep & mindfulness therapy chatbot. Wysa uses research-backed, widely used techniques of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), and meditation to support you with depression, stress, anxiety, sleep and a whole range of other mental health and wellness needs.
Slimming World Online is based on the same principles and philosophy as the groups: including the no-hunger Food Optimising plan, the activity programme, Body Magic, and empowering support. Every week we’ll ask you to weigh in (in the privacy of your own home) and we’ll be there, along with your supportive online community, to celebrate your amazing weight losses. We’ll also mark every milestone with awards and even more congratulations!
Change4life Smart Recipes has over 160 easy, calorie-counted recipes across breakfast, lunch, evening meals, puddings and snacks. It helps you plan delicious, healthy recipes for the day. It has easy to follow instructions and all the ingredients you’ll need to feed a family of 4 for around £5. It helps you keep track of what you need by creating and managing your shopping list at the click of a button. Get loads of tips, advice and support so you and your family can make healthier meal choices.
NHS Smokefree provides support to help you stop smoking via email and text plus lots of other support including a free personal quit plan.
Lincus is a free to use self app which allows you to track and improve your health and wellbeing, to get the most out of life. Lincus has been designed whether you are fit and healthy or have complex health needs it helps you track your life and learn what works for you (and what doesn’t) in an easy to use, accessible app.
Headspace is your personal guide to health and happiness. It’ll help you focus, breathe, stay calm, perform at your best, and get a better night’s rest through the life-changing skills of relaxation, meditation and mindfulness. In just a few minutes a day, you’ll learn how to train your mind and body for a healthier, happier, stress-free life. Need a bit of stress relief during a rough day or guidance on how to sleep well at night? Headspace can help. All you have to do is download this free meditation, mindfulness, and sleep app. Then just sit back, relax, and breathe.
7 Minute Workaround is based on HICT (high-intensity circuit training), proven to be the “safest, most effective, and most efficient” way to improve your muscular and aerobic fitness, and make you healthier. It consists of only 12 exercises to be done for 30 seconds, with 10-second breaks between each exercise. All you need is a chair and a wall. Repeat 2-3 circuits depending on how much time you have.
MeeTwo Allows you to ask questions; anonymity means that you can ask about literally anything, get advice from other teenagers; you’ll soon find out that you are not the only one struggling with a particular issue. Help other teenagers; sharing your experiences can help other kids who are in the same situation. Get expert input; a team of experts ensure that all questions get smart safe support. Learn about stuff they don’t teach you at school; wellbeing, mental health, sexual health, relationships, friendships and a whole lot more. Be sure that you are safe; every post gets checked before it goes live so there is zero bullying.
Sleepio is a digital sleep improvement program clinically proven to help overcome even long term poor sleep.