As we all try to get our heads around the current situation, to help you stay happy and healthy at home over the coming weeks, we’ve compiled our top tools & apps to do just that.
Avoiding non-essential travel and contact doesn’t mean being alone for the next few weeks or even months. Video-messaging is the next best thing and allows you to talk to anyone in the world, let alone friends or family just down the road! So, as long as you have access to a web cam and a wireless internet connection (or mobile data), you can take full advantage of these free video-messaging apps:
iPhones, Android smartphones, Windows Phone and Mac laptops and Windows PC
Exclusive to Apple users; iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Mac computer
Computer, mobile phone or tablet
If you’re using a mobile device, make sure you don’t exceed your allowed data usage, or you could find that you’ve been charged for using the app. Wireless internet connections are completely free.
Although we’re allowed to go out to exercise once a day, staying at home as much as possible protects the NHS and saves lives. Not all of us have gardens or gym equipment at home, but when you have the internet that doesn’t matter! Many gym studios are now offering free live workouts through this period of uncertainty and there are other free apps that can help you keep in shape, as well as tire the kids out! Here’s a few to get you started:
- P.E With Joe / The Body Coach
Over 250+ free home workouts & a daily home workout aimed at kids
- Zwift Run
A free app for running and training with your community
- Barry’s Bootcamp
Free 30-minute full body workouts on Instagram
Taking care of your mental health is just as important as keeping physically fit. Eating well, limiting time on social media, listing to music and staying connected are all effective ways to reduce your stress levels. There are many free mental health apps to help you de-stress, relax and feel good too. Take a look at these:
- Yoga by 7M
Quick and simple yoga workout app to balance mind & body
- Personal Zen
This iPhone app is clinically proven to reduce stress, enhance mental health and wellness.
- Adult Colouring Book
Hours of peaceful colour therapy, available on iPhone and Android
Stay safe, stay home
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