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Really? Yes You Can Earn Money by Getting Healthier with These Apps

Really? Yes You Can Earn Money by Getting Healthier with These Apps

These days, there is literally an app for everything. Quite honestly it can be a bit overwhelming and it can be hard to decide which ones to choose. Health apps can be particularly daunting because we’re talking about your physical well-being here!

These 15 Health Apps have been handpicked for review, so you know where to find the best of the best when it’s time to organize your routine for fitness and overall health.

Becoming a healthier, better, happier you is already a giant feat. But to get PAID to reach your goals? I honestly can’t think of a better incentive.

1. HealthyWage: Make a bet on yourself

    Are you a gambling man/woman? Then this app is perfect for you. You literally place a bet against yourself, and if you reach your goals then your bet is matched and you get paid via PayPal or Amazon credit. To get started, you simply need to set up an account and determine your weight loss goal and time restraint. You place your bet, and if you fail then you lose the money. If you win, then your cash is matched.

    Get the App here! –> HealthyWage

    2. DietBet: Get paid for your efforts

      This app has a very similar premise as HealthyWage. You set up an account, set your goals, and place a bet. This site is very active and offers very large payouts, some as large as $1000. If you’re serious about fitness, this is a great way to get paid for your efforts.

      Get the App here! –> DietBet

      3. Charity Miles: Turn your steps into donations

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        Do you want to good for the world, while you’re bettering yourself? There is an app for that. This app will pay you 10 cents per every mile you walk, and all proceeds will go directly towards a charity of your choice. This non-profit organization contributes to causes such as The Wounded Warrior Project and Habitat for Humanity.

        Get the App here! –> Charity Miles

        4. FitCoin: Pay through BitCoins

          For those of you who like to dabble with BitCoins or are interested in starting, this app is a great way to get your feet wet. To get started you must set up an account, and use a workout tracker to well, keep track of your workouts. The app will calculate the value of your workout based on distance and longevity, and pay you accordingly.

          Get the App here! –> FitCoin

          5. AchieveMint: Get paid for every small change you make

            Like some of these other apps, you must connect it to a workout tracker. The app will reward you with points for keeping track of things like your daily diet, sleep patterns, the amount of water you drink, and how many steps you take. You receive $10 for every 10k points that you acquire, so in order to get paid, you need to really work for it.

            Staying fit can be draining, but these apps can help to make it organized and fun!

            Get the App here! –> Achievemint

            6. Zombies, Run!

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              This app is a dream come true for horror enthusiasts. Live out your own zombie apocalypse while getting fit! Receive missions, scavenge for materials, protect your camp, and watch out for the zombies! This app is sure to make you work up a sweat while you literally run for your life.

              Get the App here! –> Zombies Run!

              7. FitNet: Quick daily routines you won’t find excuses to miss

                Perfect for people like me who don’t like to go to the gym, or just can’t find the time. This app provides you with quick daily routines to knock out your fitness quota in the privacy of your own home. You connect your camera to the app, so that it can keep track of the accuracy of your moves! It’s like having your own personal trainer that can’t yell at you.

                Get the App here! –> FitNet

                8. Motion Traxx: Perfect soundtrack for workout

                  In order for the perfect fitness routine to be complete, it needs the perfect soundtrack. This app combines your expertly designed workout with music that fluctuates with the intensity of your routine. Prepare to work out harder than ever while you get lost to the music!

                  Get the App here! –> Motion Traxx

                  9. Yonder: To look for best hiking spots

                    Again, perfect for people who avoid the gym and prefer to get their fitness by immersing themselves in the great outdoors. This app could be comparable to apps like WikiCamps or Yelp. All you do is enter your location, and read various reviews by people who have been there and been through it to get the skinny on the best hiking spots.

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                    Get the App here! –> Yonder

                    10. Yoga Wake Up: 10-minute yoga to wake you up

                      Reaching your fitness goal of daily yoga just got much simpler. You set your daily wake up time, and each day the app will provide you with a 10 minute yoga flow to start your day off right and keep your mind centered. It is just as, if not more important to nurture your mind as well as your body.

                      Get the App here! –> Yoga Wake Up

                      Your body’s performance starts with what you eat. These are the best apps for keeping track of a healthy diet.

                      11. Fooducate: Keep track of everything

                        Inspired by the notion that you can control your physical well-being by controlling your diet? This app provides you with the low-down on any and all items that you scan, providing you with all of the nutritional information. The app can also be used to keep track of your sleep patterns, mood, and hunger. All of this information is processed and used to help you to meet your goals.

                        Get the App here! –> Fooducate

                        12. Life sum: Make small changes every day

                          Trying to diet, but can’t seem to kick the bad habits? As we all know, cold turkey is bound to crash and burn eventually, turning you back onto your old ways. The key is making small changes everyday, that will eventually transform your routine in the long run. This app send you daily reminders and motivational clips to keep you going well on your way to fitness town.

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                          Get the App here! –> Lifesum

                          13. Thrive Market: Best deals on health and organic products

                            If you shop around and shop smart, eating well doesn’t have to be expensive. This app makes it that much simpler, offering you the best deals on health and organic products. The best part? After shopping, the items are shipped right to your door! There is a yearly fee of $59.95, which is a small price to pay for the savings you receive!

                            Get the App here! –> Get the App here! –> Thrive Market

                            14. Rise: Send them a picture of your meals

                              This app is unique because it actually pairs you with a live nutritionist to keep track of your daily meals and progress. Each day you send them a picture of your meals, and they will help you to alter your diet to meet your goals. The app costs $14.95 a month, which is well thriftier than appointments with a live R.D.

                              Get the App here! –> Rise

                              15. mySugr: Keep track of your blood sugar levels

                                Specifically for diabetics, this app keeps track of your daily intake of food and how to effects your blood sugar levels. It also monitors your mood and overall well-being. If you notice that you feel worse when you eat certain foods, the app can help you to determine just how much of that item you can still consume while remaining to feel your best.

                                Get the App here! –> mySugr

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                                Last Updated on August 20, 2019

                                How to Control Your Thoughts and Be the Master of Your Mind

                                How to Control Your Thoughts and Be the Master of Your Mind

                                Your mind is the most powerful tool you have for the creation of good in your life, but if not used correctly, can also be the most destructive force in your life.

                                Your mind, more specifically, your thoughts, affect your perception and therefore, your interpretation of reality. (And here’s Why Your Perception Is Your Reality.)

                                I have heard that the average person thinks around 70,000 thoughts a day. That’s a lot, especially if they are unproductive, self-abusive and just a general waste of energy.

                                You can let your thoughts run amok, but why would you? It is your mind, your thoughts; isn’t it time to take your power back? Isn’t it time to take control?

                                Choose to be the person who is actively, consciously thinking your thoughts. Become the master of your mind.

                                When you change your thoughts, you will change your feelings as well, and you will also eliminate the triggers that set off those feelings. Both of these outcomes provide you with a greater level of peace in your mind.

                                I currently have few thoughts that are not of my own choosing or a response from my reprogramming. I am the master of my mind, so now my mind is quite peaceful. Yours can be too!

                                Who Is Thinking My Thoughts?

                                Before you can become the master of your mind, you must recognize that you are currently at the mercy of several unwanted “squatters” living in your mind, and they are in charge of your thoughts. If you want to be the boss of them, you must know who they are and what their motivation is, and then you can take charge and evict them.

                                Here are four of the “squatters” in your head that create the most unhealthy and unproductive thoughts:

                                1. The Inner Critic

                                This is your constant abuser who is often a conglomeration of:

                                • Other people’s words; many times your parents.
                                • Thoughts you have created based on your own or other peoples expectations.
                                • Comparing yourself to other people, including those in the media.
                                • The things you told yourself as a result of painful experiences such as betrayal and rejection. Your interpretation creates your self-doubt and self-blame, which are most likely undeserved in cases of rejection and betrayal.

                                The Inner Critic is motivated by pain, low self-esteem, lack of self-acceptance and lack of self-love.

                                Why else would this person abuse you? And since this person is actually you– why else would you abuse yourself? Why would you let anyone treat you this badly?

                                2. The Worrier

                                This person lives in the future; in the world of “what ifs.”

                                The Worrier is motivated by fear which is often irrational and with no basis for it. Occasionally, this person is motivated by fear that what happened in the past will happen again.

                                3. The Reactor or Trouble-Maker

                                This is the one that triggers anger, frustration and pain. These triggers stem from unhealed wounds of the past. Any experience that is even closely related to a past wound will set him off.

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                                This person can be set off by words or feelings, and can even be set off by sounds and smells.

                                The Reactor has no real motivation and has poor impulse control and is run by past programming that no longer serves you, if it ever did.

                                4. The Sleep Depriver

                                This can be a combination of any number of different squatters including the inner planner, the rehasher, and the ruminator, along with the inner critic and the worrier.

                                The Sleep Depriver’s motivation can be:

                                • As a reaction to silence, which he fights against
                                • Taking care of the business you neglected during the day
                                • Self-doubt, low self-esteem, insecurity and generalized anxiety
                                • As listed above for the inner critic and worrier

                                How can you control these squatters?

                                How to Master Your Mind

                                You are the thinker and the observer of your thoughts. You must pay attention to your thoughts so you can identify “who” is running the show; this will determine which technique you will want to use.

                                Begin each day with the intention of paying attention to your thoughts and catching yourself when you are thinking undesirable thoughts.

                                There are two ways to control your thoughts:

                                • Technique A – Interrupt and replace them
                                • Technique B – Eliminate them altogether

                                This second option is what is known as peace of mind!

                                The technique of interrupting and replacing is a means of reprogramming your subconscious mind. Eventually, the replacement thoughts will become the “go to” thoughts in the applicable situations.

                                Use Technique A with the Inner Critic and Worrier; and Technique B with the Reactor and Sleep Depriver.

                                For the Inner Critic

                                When you catch yourself thinking something negative about yourself (calling yourself names, disrespecting yourself, or berating yourself), interrupt it.

                                You can yell (in your mind), “Stop! No!” or, “Enough! I’m in control now.” Then, whatever your negative thought was about yourself, replace it with an opposite or counter thought or an affirmation that begins with “I am.”

                                For example, if your thought is, “I’m such a loser,” you can replace it with, “I am a Divine Creation of the Universal Spirit. I am a perfect spiritual being learning to master the human experience. I am a being of energy, light, and matter. I am magnificent, brilliant, and beautiful. I love and approve of myself just as I am.”

                                You can also have a dialogue with yourself with the intention of discrediting the ‘voice’ that created the thought, if you know whose voice it is:

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                                “Just because so-and-so said I was a loser doesn’t make it true. It was his or her opinion, not a statement of fact. Or maybe they were joking and I took it seriously because I’m insecure.”

                                If you recognize that you have recurring self-critical thoughts, you can write out or pre-plan your counter thoughts or affirmation so you can be ready. This is the first squatter you should evict, forcefully, if necessary:

                                • They rile up the Worrier.
                                • The names you call yourself become triggers when called those names by others, so he also maintains the presence of the Reactor.
                                • They are often present when you try to fall asleep so he perpetuates the Sleep Depriver.
                                • They are a bully and is verbally and emotionally abusive.
                                • They are the destroyer of self-esteem. They convince you that you’re not worthy. They’re a liar! In the interest of your self-worth, get them out!

                                Eliminate your worst critic and you will also diminish the presence of the other three squatters.

                                Replace them with your new best friends who support, encourage, and enhance your life. This is a presence you want in your mind.

                                For the Worrier

                                Prolonged anxiety is mentally, emotionally and physically unhealthy. It can have long-term health implications.

                                Fear initiates the fight or flight response, creates worry in the mind and creates anxiety in the body.

                                You should be able to recognize a “worry thought” immediately by how you feel. The physiological signs that the fight or flight response of fear has kicked in are:

                                • Increased heart rate, blood pressure, or surge of adrenaline
                                • Shallow breathing or breathlessness
                                • Muscles tense

                                Use the above stated method to interrupt any thought of worry and then replace it. But this time you will replace your thoughts of worry with thoughts of gratitude for the outcome you wish for.

                                If you believe in a higher power, this is the time to engage with it. Here is an example:

                                Instead of worrying about my loved ones traveling in bad weather, I say the following (I call it a prayer):

                                “Thank you great spirit for watching over _______. Thank you for watching over his/her car and keeping it safe, road-worthy, and free of maintenance issues without warning. Thank you for surrounding him/her with only safe, conscientious, and alert drivers. And thank you for keeping him/her safe, conscientious, and alert.”

                                Smile when you think about it or say it aloud, and phrase it in the present tense; both of these will help you feel it and possibly even start to believe it.

                                If you can visualize what you are praying for, the visualization will enhance the feeling so you will increase the impact in your vibrational field.

                                Now take a calming breath, slowly in through your nose, and slowly out through the mouth. Take as many as you like!

                                Replacing fearful thoughts with gratitude will decrease reactionary behavior, taking the steam out of the Reactor.

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                                For example:

                                If your child gets lost in the mall, the typical parental reaction that follows the fearful thoughts when finding them is to yell at them.

                                “I told you never to leave my sight.” This reaction just adds to the child’s fear level from being lost in the first place. Plus, it also teaches them that mom and/or dad will get mad when he or she makes a mistake, which may make them lie to you or not tell you things in the future.

                                Change those fearful thoughts when they happen:

                                “Thank You (your choice of Higher Power) for watching over my child and keeping him safe. Thank you for helping me find him soon.”

                                Then, when you see your child after this thought process, your only reaction will be gratitude, and that seems like a better alternative for all people involved.

                                For the Trouble-Maker, Reactor or Over-Reactor

                                Permanently eliminating this squatter will take a bit more attention and reflection after the fact to identify and heal the causes of the triggers; but until then, you can prevent the Reactor from getting out of control by initiating conscious breathing as soon as you recognize his presence.

                                The Reactor’s thoughts or feelings activate the fight or flight response just like with the Worrier. The physiological signs of his presence will be the same. With a little attention, you should be able to tell the difference between anxiety, anger, frustration, or pain:

                                • Increased heart rate and blood pressure; surge of adrenaline
                                • Shallow breathing or breathlessness
                                • Muscles tension

                                I’m sure you’ve heard the suggestion to count to ten when you get angry—well, you can make those ten seconds much more productive if you are breathing consciously during that time.

                                Conscious breathing is as simple as it sounds; just be conscious of your breathing. Pay attention to the air going in and coming out.

                                Breathe in through your nose:

                                • Feel the air entering your nostrils.
                                • Feel your lungs filling and expanding.
                                • Focus on your belly rising.

                                Breathe out through your nose:

                                • Feel your lungs emptying.
                                • Focus on your belly falling.
                                • Feel the air exiting your nostrils.

                                Do this for as long as you like. Leave the situation if you want. This gives the adrenaline time to normalize.

                                Now you can address the situation with a calmer, more rational perspective and avoid damaging behavior.

                                One of the troubles this squatter causes is that it adds to the sleep depriver’s issues. By evicting, or at least controlling the Reactor, you will decrease reactionary behavior, which will decrease the need for the rehashing and ruminating that may keep you from falling asleep.

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                                Master your mind and stop the Reactor from bringing stress to you and your relationships!

                                For the Sleep Depriver

                                (They’re made up of the Inner Planner, the Rehasher and the Ruminator, along with the Inner Critic and the Worrier.)

                                I was plagued with a very common problem: not being able to turn off my mind at bedtime. This inability prevented me from falling asleep and thus, getting a restful and restorative night’s sleep.

                                Here’s how I mastered my mind and evicted the Sleep Depriver and all his cronies.

                                1. I started by focusing on my breathing—paying attention to the rise and fall of my belly—but that didn’t keep the thoughts out for long. (Actually, I now start with checking my at-rest mouth position to keep me from clenching.)
                                2. Then I came up with replacement strategy that eliminated uncontrolled thinking—imagining the word in while breathing in and thinking the word out when breathing out. I would (and do) elongate the word to match the length of my breath.

                                When I catch myself thinking, I shift back to in, out. With this technique, I am still thinking, sort of, but the wheels are no longer spinning out of control. I am in control of my mind and I choose quiet.

                                From the first time I tried this method I started to yawn after only a few cycles and am usually asleep within ten minutes.

                                For really difficult nights, I add an increase of attention by holding my eyes in a looking-up position (Closed, of course!). Sometimes I try to look toward my third eye but that really hurts my eyes.

                                If you have trouble falling asleep because you can’t shut off your mind, I strongly recommend you try this technique. I still use it every night. You can start sleeping better tonight!

                                You can also use this technique any time you want to:

                                • Fall back to sleep if you wake up too soon.
                                • Shut down your thinking.
                                • Calm your feelings.
                                • Simply focus on the present moment. 

                                The Bottom Line

                                Your mind is a tool, and like any other tool, it can be used for constructive purposes or for destructive purposes.

                                You can allow your mind to be occupied by unwanted, undesirable and destructive tenants, or you can choose desirable tenants like peace, gratitude, compassion, love, and joy.

                                Your mind can become your best friend, your biggest supporter, and someone you can count on to be there and encourage you. The choice is yours!

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