Best Health Apps in 2021

With so many responsibilities fighting for attention on the average Canadian's agenda, there is seldom time to prioritize self-care.  Wouldn't it be helpful to have a personal assistant that's always by your side to suggest helpful tips and track how well you are taking care of yourself?

While a human assistant might be an option for very few, some health apps do a decent job of helping Canadians stay on top of their well-being  - nonetheless from the convenience of the omnipresent smartphone!

These are the apps that topped the list of best health apps in 2021, according :

  1. Headspace :

"Get happy. Stress less. Sleep soundly. Headspace is your guide to mindfulness for your everyday life. Learn meditation and mindfulness skills from world-class experts like former monk and Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe. " - App Store

  1. Clue :

"Clue is much more than just a period tracker – it’s an easy-to-use solution that helps you make sense of your periods, fertility, pregnancy, and menstrual health. It’s a scientific and fluff-free way to learn about your body and discover unique patterns in your menstrual cycle. " - App Store

  1. Noom :

"Learn to eat mindfully.  Psychology is the key to lasting change." -

  1. Exhale :

"EXHALE is an emotional well-being app designed for Black, Indigenous, Women of Color (BIWOC). " - App Store

  1. Meditopia:

"With hundreds of meditation apps to pick from, what makes Meditopia so special? Well, unlike most of the other options, Meditopia offers more than just a short-term solution to falling asleep and de-stressing; we offer each member over 1000 deep-dive meditations that get right to the heart of what we as a people, regardless of age, background, or experience, are dealing with every day. " - App Store

  1. Fitness+ for Time To Walk :

"A different kind of fitness experience is here. One that dynamically integrates your personal metrics from Apple Watch, along with music from your favourite artists, to inspire like no other workout in the world." -

  1. Results Wellness Lifestyle:

"This year, you can get fit without leaving home, thanks to the brilliant workout classes, fitness videos and tasty recipes that come with your Results Wellness Lifestyle subscription. " -

  1. My Possible Self:

"We want to give you access to the best toolkits available to improve your mind. Teaming up with our friends at Priory, world leaders in mental health, we have created interactive tools and coping strategies, using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), customised for digital use. Together, we’ll guide you through life’s challenges and help you take care of yourself. Imagine the possibilities." - App Store

  1. Deliciously Ella:

"Over 600 healthy, plant-based recipes, meal planner, shopping lists and step-by-step images to make cooking easier. You’ll also find a wide selection of exercise content so you can get moving at home, plus guided meditations for a moment of mindfulness. " - App Store

  1. The Flo App:

"Discover the most popular female health & well-being guide chosen by 140M women, co-created with 80+ leading health & medical experts, and acclaimed medical institutions." - App Store

We hope some of these useful apps will help you balance your focus on those around you with some much-deserved attention to yourself! 

Original date of publishing: July 27, 2021
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are based on credible resources, however, they are neither interpreted nor delivered by medical professionals. A medical professional should always be consulted before making choices that may affect your health.

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