7 Health Conscious Apps We Love to Help You Start the Year Right

The Komen San Diego team is ready for the New Year! With health being top of mind, we equip ourselves with some cool and user-friendly apps to help us maintain sanity during the busy year.

First things first: We live by “Know Your 4 Keys to Life”

  1. Know Your Risk: Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool
  2. Get Screened
  3. Know What is Normal for You
  4. Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Join us and prioritize your health. See your doctor when something just doesn’t feel right, trust your gut and listen to your body!

These are some of the apps our team is using to help with day-to-day life: 

Feeling overwhelmed or having a stressful day? Nothing like a power walk to shake it off.

Exercise, Physical Activity — Nike Run Club (Free)

Nike Run Club gives you everything you need to run and/or walk better and more often. It includes GPS tracking of your outing, audio-guided workouts, and weekly and monthly distance challenges to keep you motivated. It also includes customized coaching plans that fit your goals and adapt to your progress, and nonstop motivation from your friends.

Working in an office space means lots of open-air conversations, back-to-back meetings, visitors coming in and out. Remember to take a moment to breathe.

Mental Health — Calm ($9.99 +)

A meditation and mindfulness app to help you manage anxiety, lower stress and sleep better. Calm is the perfect mindfulness app for beginners, but also includes hundreds of programs for intermediate and advanced users.

A breast cancer diagnosis may be one of the toughest things in life. Be informed and get support from others going through it.

Mental Health — Breast Cancer: Beyond Shock (Free)

Moving past the shock of a breast cancer diagnosis means gathering support and information that can help guide you through your cancer journey. This app was created by the National Breast Cancer Foundation in partnership with medical experts, doctors, and breast cancer researchers. Users can learn about breast cancer types and treatment, ask a question that goes directly to an expert through the app, and hear from other breast cancer patients via video.

Kiddos are full of energy and require your full attention! For the times when you need to make a quick trip to the laundry room or empty the dishwasher, technology may just be in your favor.

Mental Health — YouTube for Kids (Free)

A safer online experience for kids. YouTube Kids was created to make it safer and simpler for kids to explore the world through online video – from their favorite shows and music to learning how to build a model volcano (or make slime), and everything in between. There’s also a whole suite of parental controls, so you can tailor the experience to your family’s needs.

“My favorite health app is YouTube for kids because it helps distracts my daughter long enough that I can get something done around the house and gives me peace of mind. I’m only slightly joking.” – Annie Alwine, Marketing Director at Susan G. Komen San Diego

There’s nothing like fresh air. Explore your city and get your move on.

Exercise, Physical Activity — All Trails (Free)

“This app shows you all walking, hiking and biking trails in your area with pictures of the trail and a list of the activities you can do there (like mountain biking, trail running, bird watching, horseback riding, paddle sports, camping, etc.), what to see there (beaches, caves, lakes, shade, wild flowers, etc.), and suitability (dog friendly, kid friendly, wheelchair/stroller friendly, etc.). It also gives you directions to drive to the trail, and then a map of the trail while you’re there for navigation purposes. The app also gives you the mileage (loop or out and back), skill level (easy, moderate, hard) and trail traffic (light, moderate, heavy). It’s really easy to use the filters to find a trail for what you’re looking for. We love using it to find new places we can take our puppy, Kai.” – Lizzie Wittig, Director of Mission and Public Policy, Susan G. Komen San Diego

What’s your ETA? Where are you? Just check the app.

Mental Health — Life 360 (Free)

Life360 is the world’s leading real-time, location-sharing app, and is the best way to coordinate with family and friends. Get automatic notifications when your family comes and goes from home, work and school, and when they complete drives.

 “It’s like find my friends but anyone can use it simultaneously whether you have an Android or iPhone. I make my team use it at the Race and 3-Day so they aren’t constantly texting & calling asking where I am—you can just see it on the app. It’s super easy to set up and invite friends to use..” – Lizzie Wittig, Director of Mission and Public Policy, Susan G. Komen San Diego

Most of us struggle with this question –Where did my money go?

Mental Health, Financial Management — Clarity Money (Free)

This app helps you take control of your budget and expenses. Clarity Money is here to partner with you along your financial journey. It uses data science and machine learning to analyze your personal finances and help you make smarter decisions about your budget and spending.

“It makes me monitor how much I’m spending because it links all of my accounts – debit and credit card accounts, and car loans. It also breaks out my spending by shopping, health and fitness, and dining, etc.” – Gabrielle Murrieta, Events and Volunteer Manager, Susan G. Komen San Diego

We hope these are helpful to you. Please comment and share with us some of your favorite apps or tools that help give you peace of mind.

If you or a loved one is in need of counseling and/or support, please call the Komen Helpline at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636).