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    6 apps to lure you away from a lazy lifestyle and keep calories at bay


    These apps will help you stay on top of your health.

    ET Bureau
    These apps will help you stay on top of your health, keep at your workout and halt the calorie pile-up.

    Nike Training Club – Workouts And Fitness Plans
    The app builds a personalised training schedule for you based on your goals, current fitness level and the equipment you have. There are also equipment-free bodyweight-only workouts, plans for specific sports, expert guidance, and celebrity workout regimens. While it also allows you to compete against your friends or people in its community, experts recommend that your focus should be fitness and not to make your online numbers look good.

    Sleep Cycle
    If you have trouble sleeping at night or waking up the next morning, this app can help. Sleep Cycle accelerometer tracks your sleep phases and quality, as well as your average time in bed. It has an intelligent alarm clock that tracks your sleep pattern and wakes you up in light sleep. It also offers detailed sleep statistics, analysis and sleep aids to help you fall asleep easily.

    Headspace: Meditation And Mindfulness
    It is one of the world’s leading meditation and mindfulness apps popular among Wall Streeters, Olympic athletes, and the likes of Arianna Huffington and Richard Branson. The app teaches you how to meditate and live mindfully. There are a range of exercises from managing anxiety and stress to breathing, sleeping and being happy, which you can perform at home as well as work. The app’s interface is user-friendly and your profile page records all your stats.

    Obino – Health And Weight Loss Coach
    If you are looking for realtime diet and weight loss coaching, nothing beats Obino. It follows a threepronged strategy to get you to your weight loss goal — a dedicated health coach, personalised diet and fitness plans and some app-based tools that are with you 24X7. While a pedometer in the app tracks your steps all day, a fitness coach will guide you on activities and weightloss exercises.

    Daily Yoga – Yoga Fitness Plans
    One of the most creative and exhaustive yoga apps, Daily Yoga offers more than 200 guided yoga asanas, meditation classes together with the largest yoga pose base that suits beginners as well as advanced practitioners. The app guides you through step-by-step instructions to more than 500 poses so that you can master the moves. There are multiple choices for session durations varying from five to 70 minutes.

    Zombies, Run!
    What do you do when the zombie apocalypse is upon us? Run. Based on this concept, Zombies, Run! uses a survival story to motivate you. There are 200 missions (of zombie chases) to choose from that get you racing (or walking/ jogging). Pop in your head phones, put the phone in your pocket and you are on your way. Its audio-only augmented reality features make each mission more interesting while you run.

    How To Prevent Apps From Running Your Life:

    - If you are serious about reducing your phone time, try Pyxsee – Social Media Manager. The app tracks your social media use and limits how much time you spend there each day.

    - To-do list app(s) ruining your life? Write them down — make a central list to refer to on a day-to-day basis, no matter how illegible your handwriting is.

    - The best way to overcome selfie obsession is uninstalling any photo editing app and switching to a smartphone with basic camera.

    - Notifications are a constant distraction. Turn them off.
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