Some apps to help reduce stress during COVID-19
The World Health Organization recognizes that the current situation in the face of the COVID-19 emergency can affect us in many ways. Quarantine, social distancing, and uncertainty can lead to increased anxiety, stress, and even depression.
The “Coronavirus” crisis is compared to the effects of catastrophes, wars, and terrorist attacks due to its global nature since it affects the entire world and causes uncertainty about the future.
Here are some helpful apps to help you relax and take care of your mental health:
- HeadSpace is a mindfulness and meditation app and has 62 million users worldwide. It has created a free special collection to aid people during the Coronavirus quarantine, called "Weathering the storm". Content covers navigating change, reframing anxiety, and advice for difficult times
- Nike Training Club app helps you reach your fitness goals with expertly designed workouts from their world-class Nike Master Trainers. NTC provides free workouts for everything from bodyweight-only sessions, invigorating yoga classes, targeted training programs, and full-equipment home workouts for all fitness levels. Nike made it’s premium features free until further notice.
- STEEZY Studio offers a slew of online dance classes and tutorials for beginners and advanced dancers, right now they are offering daily free classes.. Even if you are a terrible dancer, it’s fun to take a break from your more basic weights or Pilates classes for something that doesn’t even really feel like working out. These classes are high-quality and it’s great to do with others if you’re stuck at home with a roommate, significant other, or several family members.
- Thrive helps you prevent and manage stress, anxiety, and related conditions. This app uses games to track your mood and teach you methods to take control of stress and anxiety and can also be used to relax before a stressful situation or on a more regular basis to help you live a happier and stress-free life.
- Colorfly is the ideal app for people who enjoy coloring. Colorfly has over 1,000 different coloring pictures, you can use it offline and share your coloring experience on social media through the app.
- Yoga to the People is a famous “pay what you can” organization with studios nationwide, they have taken their popular set of classes online. They offer two classes per day via Zoom and three on Wednesdays. For more advanced students, there’s an additional Master Class available on Wednesdays too.
- Calm is currently the top-rated app in the Health & Fitness category in the App Store. It offers on-demand meditations around practical themes like confidence, soothing pain, and reducing anxiety. Plus, you can access breathing exercises, relaxing music and sounds, and even sleep stories. Although the app is free, much of its content is only available through a subscription.