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Embracing Wellness

Find the best health apps all in one place, chosen just for you to help improve your overall well-being. These apps are easy to use and are great for anyone looking to live healthier, feel better, and stay motivated. Whether you want to start a new fitness routine, learn how to relax and de-stress, or just get some tips on how to eat healthier, we've got you covered.

Here is a selection of apps below to help you improve and manage your well-being.

NHS Quit Smoking

NHS Quit Smoking works by giving you a guide to follow for 28 days to help you stop smoking. You complete tasks that can help you beat your cravings and focus on your goals. And you get daily messages of support and advice. You can track how many days you have had without a cigarette and how much money you have saved.

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NHS Quit Smoking

Healthy Living


Entirely Free

Apple iOS

72%

Level 2

Android

72%

Level 2

NHS Drink Free Days

NHS Drink Free Days works by asking you how much alcohol you drink each day. You then choose one or more days per week to not drink any alcohol and track your progress.

Get tips, advice and reminders on how to manage your drinking habits. If you try to stop drinking alcohol on your own and you start shaking, sweating or feeling anxious, please speak to your health or care professional straight away.

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NHS Drink Free Days

Healthy Living


Entirely Free

Apple iOS

76%

Level 3

Android

76%

Level 3

NHS Food Scanner

You open the NHS Food Scanner app on your phone and then point your smartphone camera at the barcode of a food or drink. The app will show you how much sugar, saturated fat and salt per pack, 100 grams, liquid millilitre, or portion of that food or drink.

With some smartphones, you can use augmented reality (AR) to see a 3D picture of the sugar, fat and salt. The app suggests a smart food swap for you if you want a food or drink with less sugar, fat or salt.

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NHS Food Scanner

Healthy Living


Entirely Free

Apple iOS

74%

Level 2

Android

74%

Level 2

NHS Active 10 Walking Tracker

You use NHS Active 10 Walking Tracker by tapping on the app when you want to go for a walk, and putting your phone in your pocket. The app works by using the sensors in your smartphone.

The app will count your steps, including how fast you walk. When you do 10 minutes of fast walking, the app will reward you with a badge.

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NHS Active 10 Walking Tracker

Healthy Living

Respiratory


Entirely Free

Apple iOS

78%

Level 2

Android

77%

Level 2

Smiling Mind

The Smiling Mind app has been developed by psychologists and educators, and downloaded by millions of people. It can support you with developing mental fitness skills, and can also help you:


  • Increase your sense of calm
  • Manage your technology use
  • Enhance the important relationships in your life
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Improve mental health and wellbeing
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Smiling Mind: Meditation App

Healthy Living

Mental Health


Entirely Free

Apple iOS

78%

Level 2

Android

78%

Level 2

MyFitnessPal: Calorie Counter

MyFitnessPal gives you a place to record what you eat and drink, how much exercise you do and how much you weigh. Search a list of foods to add them to your food diary or use your phone camera to scan the barcode on packets of food.

Join the community to discuss your progress, find recipes to try and read articles to learn about food and exercise. You can connect MyFitnessPal with other health tracking apps, such as Fitbit, Apple HealthKit, Garmin and Samsung Health.

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MyFitnessPal: Calorie Counter

Healthy Living


In App Purchases

Apple iOS

75%

Level 2

Android

75%

Level 2

Manage My Pain

Every day, Manage My Pain sends you a message to ask how you are feeling. You then choose how you describe your pain using pictures and a sliding scale.

You can also track the medicines you take and describe how effective they are. You can share all of this information with your care team, so they can improve your care plan and help you manage your long term pain.

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Manage My Pain

Pain Management


In App Purchases

Apple iOS

82%

Level 3

Android

82%

Level 3

Sleepful

Sleepful works by providing you with an 8 step guide that includes thinking about how you sleep and what can help you sleep better. You can watch videos or read about how to sleep better, keep track of how well you are sleeping in a diary and listen to recordings to help you relax.

Sleepful uses a type of therapy called cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) to help you understand how your thoughts, feelings and surroundings can affect your sleep.

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Sleepful

Healthy Living

Mental Health


Entirely Free

Apple iOS

65%

Level 2

Android

65%

Level 2

Sidekick Health

Sidekick Health has exercise videos, mindfulness meditation guides, and a medication tracker. You can speak to a health coach, or a supportive community.

Track what you eat and how much you exercise. You can also record your heartrate and weight. You can connect Sidekick Health to Fitbit, Apple Health or Google Fit.

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Sidekick Health

Autoimmune disease

Gastrointestinal

+2


Entirely Free

Apple iOS

79%

Level 4

Android

79%

Level 4

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