Apps for wellbeing

Technology is often blamed for deteriorating sleep and other poor effects on teenage health, but it can be a positive force in the drive to achieve healthy bodies and minds.

Here are five of the best free apps to support wellbeing.

  1. Recharge sleep app (http://au.reachout.com/recharge-sleep-app)

Suitable for ages 12+ this personalised six week program helps to establish a good sleep/wake routine to boost their mood, energy and wellbeing.

  1. MyCalmBeat (https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/mycalmbeat/id333216485?mt=8)

This app helps improve mindfulness and the ability to manage stress through slow breathing. Slow breathing allows you to vary your heart rate to decrease stress and improve focus.

  1. Smiling Mind (https://smilingmind.com.au/smiling-mind-app/)

Psychologists and educators have developed this mindfulness meditation app to help bring balance to people’s lives. Varied programs for ages 7 to 18. Great for adults too.

  1. Headspace (https://www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app)

Learn to meditate in 10 minutes a day with the ten-session free app.

  1. Awesome Eats (https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/kids-activities/awesome-eats/)

A fresh game that allows children to sort and plate healthy foods and teaches them facts to help make nutritious choices along the way.

 

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