A healthy lifestyle and body are the cornerstones of healthy conception and pregnancy. Women’s wellness apps are a great way to get the information, reminders, and data tracking you need to focus on your health and wellbeing.
Whether you’re interested in reminders to keep you on the best nutrition path, hoping to learn more about your sleep patterns, or want to track your menstrual cycle to predict your fertility window better, wellness apps have much to offer.
The heart is a vital organ, and its health is a significant barometer of how the rest of your body is doing. For example, women with high blood pressure or high cholesterol levels are also more likely to experience other health conditions that increase their chances of infertility or a high-risk pregnancy, such as:
- Being overweight/obesity
- Type 2 diabetes
- Kidney disease
- Heart attack
The Hello Heart app makes it easy to track your blood pressure and make healthy lifestyle adjustments accordingly. The result is a healthier overall body.
Fertility apps abound, and we’ve posted a list of our favorite fertility apps on our blog. The Number 1 spot on that list is dedicated to Clue, a fantastic overall period tracking, and fertility app. Whether you want to learn more about your personal rhythm or to determine whether your period cycle is regular or you’re interested in getting pregnant in the near future, Clue’s features support your current and future fertility goals.
There is no mystery that stress is a multi-faceted enemy. Unmanaged stress compromises every aspect of your wellbeing – physical, mental, and emotional. Stress is also linked to higher infertility rates. Taking control of your mental/emotional wellbeing is one of the best things you can do for your overall health and life satisfaction.
The Insight Timer app is one of our favorites. It’s only $5 and has over 100,000 different types of meditations and mindfulness exercises, including guided versions from some of the world’s most renowned meditation and spiritual teachers – all designed to help you to unwind.
There is no one-size-fits-all nutrition plan. Bodies are different and have different needs. However, there is one thing we know for sure: avoiding ingredients that increase inflammation and prioritizing foods/ingredients that decrease inflammation have measurable benefits to patient health. Tracking what you eat is a significant step in managing health. If you’re looking for something free or very affordable, MyFitnessPal has information on more than 14 million different foods/ingredients. It was designed to eat more mindfully, track meals, learn about your eating habits, and reach personal health goals.
If you have an existing health condition (autoimmune disorder, PCOS, endometriosis, pre-type 2 diabetes, etc.) it might be worth investing in ZOE. The makers of ZOE state, “We believe the first step to reaching your best health is to discover exactly how your body works and then retrain your biology from the inside out. By avoiding dietary inflammation and improving your gut health, our program can help to unlock energy, manage hunger, manage your weight, and reach your best health naturally.”
The app includes a personal monitor, similar to those worn by individuals with diabetes, so you learn more about how specific foods affect your body in terms of blood sugar, gut biome, and blood fat responses.
No list of women’s wellness apps would be complete without some type of exercise tracker. So we’re finishing off the list with Glo and Fitness Buddy. The app isn’t free, but Glo’s $21/month price tag is worth the unlimited access to all kinds of professional, online yoga, meditation, Pilates & fitness classes. There are 4000 available online demand classes, and the membership connects you with a global network of fitness instructors. It also uses your answers to specific questions to create a personalized workout plan.
If you prefer something free to start, then try Fitness Buddy. It’s a free app that provides thousands of exercises, workout routines, and training guides from expert trainers and fitness experts. Fitness Buddy app users easily log their weights, reps, and notes. View your progress with the app’s easy-to-understand charts and history views.
Your attention to overall wellness is a great first step in your fertility plan. Interested in working with fertility specialists who take your holistic wellbeing into the treatment equation? Schedule a consultation with the Reproductive Resource Center.