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In the midst of uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic, Style of the City shares its top 5 apps to help you gain a sense of normality during self-isolation.
Calm offers guided mindfulness courses, including a few unique features as well, such as a “breath bubble” feature that guides you to take calm, soothing breaths whenever you need them. Their sleep stories also feature a few celebrity narrators, such as Matthew McConaughey and Stephen Fry.
The app prompts you to stand up more throughout the day. It’s ideal if you’re working from home (from a sofa) for the foreseeable future. It is a good reminder to get up and move, even if it’s just to stand and stretch for a few minutes a day. If you have a garden or a balcony, it can also be a good reminder to go out and get some fresh air, whilst we still can!
Your local library and bookstore are probably closed, but you don’t have to limit yourself to the books on your shelves. Overdrive partners with libraries across the country to offer electronic versions of books you can check-out and read. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can read books on a tablet, computer, or even your smartphone.
If you’ve got well-stocked cupboards or just want to go as long as possible between shopping trips, Yummly provides both meal planning help and inspiration. Plan out meals and search recipes with ingredients you already have on hand. You can also sort recipes by time, dietary restrictions, and more. This app will also organize your shopping list for you!
Daily Burn is currently offering everyone a 60-day free trial in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, with an extensive library of workouts to get you moving no matter your fitness level or at-home gym setup. Sort by time, equipment, or style of workout. Daily Burn also adds new content every day.
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