HOME ASSISTANT HEALTH
As we’re having to acclimatise to a lot more time indoors, it can be harder and harder to keep up with our health and wellness routines. Well we think that it’s about time those home assistants that have moved in us started earning their keep! Here are our top apps that will turn your Google Home or Alexa into your personal trainer.
We’ve all been told time and time again just how important it is to stay properly hydrated. But how many of us can honestly say that we do this every day? Log each glass of water with your Google Home and receive reminders when you’re due more.
You might only be allowed to get out for a short amount of exercise at the moment, but the app will make it easier to maximize that time. Time your run, receive weather information and view stats on previous runs.
Stay motivated and keep track of your daily health and wellness schedule by logging your weight, counting your steps, monitoring your sleep and tracking your runs. Ask Google Home about any of your results or statistics.
One of the most recognisable meditation apps on the market. With a new meditation available every day, these soothing 10-minute sessions will be your oasis while you’re at home. The app also has a sleep exercise for when you’re ready to wind down.
This app offers customised coaching and tips based on your personal exercise history. Google Fit also makes it easy to monitor your progress and track your activity across your other Google enabled devices, including your phone or smartwatch.
My Running Leaderboard
Is your competitive streak in need of some exercise? The application will allow you to access a public leaderboard of other runners around the world and compete against them for top spot.
You might be juggling being a home worker, home teacher and home chef all at once, but that doesn’t mean your exercise routine needs to fall by the wayside. This 7-minute workout is perfect for your new lifestyle.
With the kitchen and all of the goodies within now a constantly looming threat in most of our lives, the app will help you keep on top of your calorie intake as well as looking up the nutritional values of your food and drink.
Something to get the whole family active and having fun, Freeze Dance will play songs to dance to and when it stops the last person to freeze is out. For bigger families, the game even has a musical chairs option.
7-Minute Workout offers over 50 exercises designed to enhance your metabolism, increase energy, lower stress, and best of all, bust fat. Perfect for fitting in your workout around your new commitments at home.
Take control of your home workout with this app. Featuring three categories, upper body, lower body and core, for you to choose from, Alexa will explain the benefit of each exercise or pose before instructing you through them.
5-Min Plank Workout
The ultimate exercise for core strength and conditioning, as well as working your hamstrings, glutes, and improving your balance, this quick workout consists of 6 sets with short rests between them.
The perfect way to blast your cardio from inside the house, this app offers you a daily High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout, with no equipment required. All you need is a can-do attitude and 10-15 minutes out of your day.
If you already use your Fitbit to help you towards your health and fitness goals, Alexa can synchronise with your account and tell you how close you are to your goals, give you info about previous days and even tell you when your tracker needs to be charged.
Stop, Breathe & Think
Providing a range of guided meditations every day that will help you towards relaxation and inner peace, this app will talk you through deep breathing, focus and muscle relaxation in a calming voice.
“A Lot of Pilates” is already one of the most popular online Pilates resources available, proving that you don’t need to leave the house to do a Pilates class. Your Alexa will now act as your instructor and talk you through a 15-20 minute mat class.
Yoga for Beginner
Want to learn something new now you have more spare time in the house? This app will teach you several beginner yoga poses that will improve your strength, balance and flexibility and have you well on your way to becoming a master Yogi.
Premiere League Quiz
Missing your football fix as much as we are? Well here’s you chance to find out just how closely you’ve been watching over the years. This quiz will ask you questions ranging from the 1980s all the way through to modern day football.