5 Apps to Get You Through the Winter Months at Home
Winter is a tough time. Cold temperatures and short days make it really hard to stay active. The winter blues set in and we have a hard time staying motivated. And of course, there is the temptation of comfort foods.
I have a practical solution for you. In addition to the strategies I share in 5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues, there are some pretty amazing apps, right at your fingertips, that can help you get through the winter.
If you want to eat healthy, stay active, have fun, and avoid gaining weight this winter, check out these five apps to get you through the winter months at home. They’re easy to use and a fun way to stay healthy!
Calorie Counter – My Fitness Pal
One of the struggles we experience during winter is our inability to leave the house to get some exercise. At the same time, we may struggle with bingeing on food. Calorie Counter – My Fitness Pal allows you to track not only how many calories you are putting in your body, it also helps you monitor how much you are burning when you work out. This is a good option for those of us who are trying to lose weight because the app offers a visual way for us to track our progress.
The Mindfulness App
The cold season can bring about the winter blues. The up-and-down feelings and the sadness can take a toll on us over time especially in terms of our motivation to complete tasks. The Mindfulness App helps people regulate their emotions by taking them through guided meditation exercises. Aside from helping keep the winter blues at bay, the app can also help us regulate our anxiety and stress. At the same time, it encourages us to become more introspective, allowing us to spend time reflecting on our life. Winter is a good time to turn inward, slow down, and enjoy a quieter pace.
One of the biggest enemies that people face during winter is boredom, especially if they’re cooped up at home for several days at a time. The Foxy Bingo App is made up of a vibrant community of gamers, which offers a variety of online bingo and easy-to-play games which lean on pop culture trends.
If you’re not a huge fan of online gaming, you can simply browse through the app to see the quirky features offered by the popular UK brand. One must-visit portion is the What Would Foxy Do? section, which provides tips and life hacks to users courtesy of their trusted mascot Foxy. Many of the suggestions are catered towards the main player demographic: moms.
There are times when you might find yourself needing to spend some time out of the house even if it’s winter. An app such as AccuWeather allows you to monitor the latest weather conditions in your area. This means you can get valuable information if you want to spend some time outside the house to perform your tasks, such as buying groceries or walking your dog.
If there is one thing that makes people feel warm and cozy during winter, it’s the thought of being by the fire. The Virtual Fireplace App brings the comforting visuals of dancing flames to your mobile phone so that even those who might not have a fireplace installed in their home can enjoy watching it.
Staying Healthy All Winter Long
If you struggle during the winter months, it’s good to have a plan. Take advantage of the tools available to help you stay active, eat well, and enjoy life, even during the winter season.
Wishing you health and joy all winter long,