Staff picks of the most useful mind and body apps.
Check out our Top 5 Mind/Body Apps for achieving better overall health and wellness. Your smartphone can be a useful tool in taking a positive step toward self-care.
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Karra Cieslinski, MPH, CHES, Director of Benefits and Wellbeing at Aspen Valley Hospital
What does it do? The Environmental Working Group app, as the name implies, helps consumers learn about the environmental impact of products. You can scan an item, review its rating and pick the best choice for your healthy lifestyle.
Why do you recommend it? It is my go-to for checking all kinds of products. It’s easy to review everyday items—from cosmetics to food to cleaning products—before I buy them, to ensure they are safe for me, my family and the planet.
Laurie Osier, RDN, CDCES, Diabetes Educator at Aspen Valley Hospital
What does it do? Reveri is a self-hypnosis app based on research out of Stanford University. It uses different exercises to change mindset about a variety of health habits.
Why do you like it? It supports developing an intuitive eating practice and changing mindset to eating well vs. restricting. It has a broad range of support to help you relieve stress, sleep better, enhance focus, manage pain and quit a bad habit. It is a positive approach to changing health habits, and it offers a trial to see if this approach can work for you.
Dustin Anderson, MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Physiatry and Pain Management at Aspen Valley Hospital and The Steadman Clinic
What does it do? MyFitnessPal allows users to track calories, monitor progress toward weight-management goals, and gain support from an online community.
Why do you like it? If you are looking to get in shape for ski season, it’s a great method to track your calorie intake and make steady progress towards your goals.
Reilly Brickell, RN, EMT, Nurse Resident, Emergency Department, at Aspen Valley Hospital
What does it do? The fitness app tracks your workouts, helps you set fitness related goals, and allows you to share your progress with your friends and family.
Why do you like it? I use the fitness app to track my mountain bike rides and compare my workouts with friends. I also enjoy the ability to set goals such as calories burned and hours spent working out. It also integrates with my Apple Watch so I can track my workout without having to carry my phone!
Jennifer Slaughter, MHCDS, Chief Growth and Marketing Officer at Aspen Valley Hospital
What does it do? The Calm app provides content that helps to regulate your nervous system and aids in nurturing your mindfulness and sleep habits. Content is continually expanding and includes meditations, sleep stories, music and soundscapes.
Why do you recommend it? I use the soundscapes feature every night to help fall asleep. The Daily Calm meditations ease me into a relaxed state at the end of a busy day. My sleep quality has never been better!
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