5 Apps Merging Wellness & Music
Music has a huge impact on brain health and in turn, mental and physical health; so it makes sense that rhythm and music is an integral part of wellness routines of all types.
It’s easy to think solely of physical health when hearing the term “wellness”, but the definition is evolving as mental health awareness increases. This evolution has led to app developers combining sound and science to create some of the coolest health apps around – not only for “gym rats” and yogis but for those of us needing meditation guidance, anxiety relief and more.
Here are 5 of our favorite apps for a healthy mind, body, and soul:
The Fit Radio app is perfect for those who need the tunes bumping to get pumped, but don’t have the time to put together perfectly curated playlists. That’s where Fit Radio comes in. With 1,000s of ready-made DJ mixes and new high-energy jams available every single day, it’s easy to get the music you need when you need it. Plus you can filter by genre, artist, exercise type, and BPM. With Fit Radio you not only discover new music, and but gain access to the best soundtrack for your workout.
As the name suggests, the app uses your personal sleep and stress patterns to curate music aimed at helping you unwind. Combining expertise from both the music and tech worlds, the app responds to your natural rhythms to help you rest. Not only does the user get tailor-made playlists, the app delivers advice and tips for the ultimate relaxation.
Whether on the subway or in the office, we’ve all experienced intense moments of anxiety and stress. Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a hand held tool to guide us through it all? Well now there is and Hear and Now uses some pretty amazing technology to help people cope. By pressing a finger to the flash on your phone camera, the app is able to monitor your heart rate and use that information to gauge which breathing exercise to do. It also generates personalized music to guide you through the exercise as well as audiovisual feedback on your heartbeat before, during and after.
The power of tempo to enhance anyone’s workout is pretty astounding. Get the right groove going, and it feels like the sky’s the limit. That’s why Tempo Magic is so…well, magical. The app lets you speed up or slow down the BPM of any song on your device without ruining the the pitch. So no chipmunk-sounding voices, or slo-mo wind downs. Plus you can jump to any track without a tempo change, so you never miss a beat.
Ringing in the ear (or Tinnitus) is not only distracting, but it can take away from day to day activity and enjoying the music you love. But what if you could use music to heal? Tinnitracks aims to do just that. Using proven neuroacoustic tinnitus therapy, Tinnitracks filters your favorite music and optimizes it based on your specific tinnitus frequency. It also marks which songs in your library have the greatest therapeutic potential.