There's an app for that too: Sometimes success is all about having the right tool for the right job. When it comes to your personal health, wellness & fitness; do you have the right tool for the job? Here is a list of our staff picks of the Top-10 apps for 2018.
Though this is far from a comprehensive list of available apps, these are those preferred by our staff. The use of fitness and nutrition apps have shown association with healthier eating behaviors and BMI1 making lifestyle related apps a great choice for those with weight management goals.
Struggling to get going? Most of these apps can be customized with personal reminders to help with keeping consistent. Additionally, most lifestyle apps include functionality to assist in connecting with other like minded people also using the app. Connecting with others in an app cretes the ability to have accountability partners or join a community of others with similar goals and interests. Utilizing either or both of these features is recommended to ensure full success with the applications intent.
Mobile apps work more efficiently in managing lifestyle then desktop apps or websites. A well-designed mobile app can perform actions much quicker than a mobile or desktop website. If there is an app you love and we missed it on our list, send us a message so we can include it in our next update.
1 :JMIR Publications via National Library of Medicine.
* App costs, subscription information and availability vary. Please consult the app store on your device for up-to-date information on each app.
Branched-Chain Amino Acids (or BCAAs for short) are a chain of three of the EAAs: Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine.
BCAA supplements have been said to help build muscle mass, increase strength, boost your stamina, and help your muscles recover after a workout. Sounds ideal, right?
Unfortunately, not really. BCAA supplements come with a downside: because they only have three of the eight EAAs, and high doses of these supplements can lead to an imbalance in your amino acids – with pretty severe adverse effects.
It takes the right combination of all eight essential amino acids to make a protein – the three BCAAs can’t do the job on their own.
The importance of having a well-functioning and healthy immune system has become increasingly obvious in recent times.
Sadly, everyone seems to have a different answer as to how you should go about strengthening your immune system. When you go to your local health and wellness shop, you might see twenty or thirty products that tout their “immune boosting” powers. An Amazon search reveals thousands of results.
Well, we’re here to tell you about an effective and ancient remedy that has been in use for over two thousand years: the red reishi mushroom.
We’ve all heard about all the negative effects of stress and the modern lifestyle.
We’re all rushing around, overworked, in a constant state of fight-or-flight and it has disastrous effects on our health.
But what if “stress” wasn’t the real problem?
What if our bodies knew exactly how to cope with the intensity of modern life… if we just gave the body what it needed to thrive?
And the key may be one little mineral.