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Podcast I: Which Apps Are Good for Your Mental and Physical Well-being?
In today’s Consciously Digital™ podcast, the founder of Consciously Digital™ Anastasia Dedyukhina discusses with Dr Michelle Blanchard from Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia the positive and negative impact that technology can have on the lives of young people.
There’s a lot of concern that young people are losing touch with the real world because of technology. Kids seem to not want to do anything apart from playing video games and chatting with their friends online.
Are we doomed to have a generation of antisocial internet content consumers, or can this be balanced, and can technology be used to enhance their well-being?
In conversation with Dr Blanchard, we cover some of the following questions:
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Top 10 apps for your psychological well-being
According to Young and Well Research Centre, these are the best apps to have for staying healthy:
1. Balanced helps you support yourself by setting positive tasks, for instance, exercising more. Great for those who struggle to stick to plans and organize their lives. Available only on iPhone.
2. Beddit measures how well you sleep incl. your hearbeat, respiration and movement, using a special sensor.
3. Life Charge enables you to rate your daily experiences as positive or negative, and track how this changes over time. This allows a person to learn from past mistakes.
4. Coach.me is a fitness and wellbeing app that not only helps set up goals, but also enables you to receive support from community of people who have similar goals.
5. Phobia Free helps people who afraid of spiders fight their fear through relaxation and virtual therapist videos.
6. Stress Check is one of the most popular tools to measure your current stress level and examine its reason, as well as get recommendations on how to overcome it.
7. 1 Giant Mind Learn to Meditate is another great meditation app with modifiable length of guided meditation session.
8. The Sorter offer “three levels of advice, everyday stuff, tough stuff and really tough stuff. It uses geo location so the services it recommends will be relevant to where the client lives”. Developed in Australia.
9. BellyBio Interactive Breathing is a free app that teaches a deep breathing technique to fight anxiety and stress.
10. Deep Sleep with Andrew Johnson helps to overcome insomnia through guided relaxation.
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