Be The Boss Of You: Android Apps To Help You Be More In Control Of Your Life

Life shouldn’t happen to you; you should happen to life and these days you can make the most of life by using a variety of apps for your smart devices. The problem is there’s so many out there how do you know which ones are the best?

Here’s a list of apps that can help you get in control of any situation, from weight gain and sleep loss to missing appointments and shaking off bad moods.

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Track Your Fitness

There is a wide variety of fitness trackers on the market right now, but if you’re specifically looking to lose weight, perhaps the best one for you is Lose It. This free weight loss app can help you lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. It will help you devise a personal weight loss plan with achievable goals which include target weight as well as lifestyle changes for a total wellness plan. You can track your meals and calorie intake and share healthy recipes.

Regulate Your Sleep

Getting into a regular sleep schedule is important for your overall health and this alarm clock will help you do just that. You don’t have to wake up to a screaming alarm anymore, now you can wake up gently, feeling refreshed and relaxed to the sound of your favorite tunes. This app can also help you get to sleep. All you have to do it preset a timer and your phone will play soothing white noise, or the tunes of your choice until you drift off to sleep.

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Mind Your Moods: Top Tech + Gadgets For Boosting Good Feelings + Gratitude

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It’s estimated a huge 350 million people across the globe suffer from depression. From relatively mild feelings of just ‘being in a bad mood’ to chronic depression that requires medication, this condition is clearly extremely common all over the world with a variety of possible symptoms.

Whilst severe cases of depression often require professional medical attention, milder cases of depression and bad moods may simply just need extra care and self-help methods. If you’re genuinely worried and think you may be suffering severely, it’s always recommended to consult a professional for advice but, if you’re generally happy but just experience more negative mood swings than you’d like, technology might just be your answer. If you want to boost positive feeling, and your overall gratitude for life whilst reducing stress, here are some top apps and gadgets you can start using right away.


Stress and bad moods can require more than just a simple stress ball, and that’s where the Hypnocube comes in. As its name suggests, it’s a small cube-shaped device that’s filled with 64 LED lights. These lights can form up to 4000 different color combinations, dazzling the viewer with hypnotic light shows and effects.

Allowing you to immerse yourself in an array of colorful lights and transitions, the Hypnocube is the perfect option if you just want to take a quick 10 minutes of quiet time to relax. This small cube will take a load off your brain and give you a moment to reflect and take time out for yourself.

Coloring Book for Me & Mandala

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#LiveActive With The Philam Vitality Active App

It is rather sad to realize that while most of us would love to enjoy the full benefits of an active and healthy life, not most of us are willing to put in the hard work that goes into achieving this goal. It is easy to include “staying healthy” or “keeping fit” in our New Year’s resolutions or goals, but sometimes it is so much easier to oversleep than to wake up early and do stretching or some exercise routine before starting your day. Most of the time it is so much more convenient to stay in the couch in front of the tellie all day rather than to walk, jog, or bike around the neighborhood. Even this mum is guilty of this!

Would you believe that among 15 Asia-Pacific countries, Philippines is at the 9th spot of last year’s Healthy Living Index? This is a clear indication that while our awareness of various health risks and concerns are high, we are still prone to unhealthy habits and poor lifestyle choices {yes, like leading half-sedentary lives!}. As mums, it really is a must that we aim to lead a healthy active lifestyle in order to be around longer for our children.

This is where Philam Life would like to intervene and be a catalyst in improving the quality of life of every Filipino. To make living active a whole lot easier and more accessible for us, they formally launched the Philam Vitality Active App on 27 February at Earth Kitchen in BGC, Makati City.

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