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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 July 10, 2020

                                How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                                How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                                We all have them—those hurtful, frustrating, offensive, manipulative people in our lives. No matter how hard we try to surround ourselves with positive and kind people, there will always be those who will disrespect, insult, berate, and misuse you if we allow them to.

                                We may, for a variety of reasons, not be able to avoid them, but we can determine how we interact with them and how we allow them to interact with us.

                                So, how to take control of your life and stop being pushed around?

                                Learning to set clear firm boundaries with the people in our lives at work and in our personal lives is the best way to protect ourselves from the negative effects of this kind of behavior.

                                What Boundaries Are (And What They’re Not)

                                Boundaries are limits

                                —they are not threats or ultimatums. Boundaries inform or teach. They are not a form of punishment.

                                Boundaries are firm lines—determined by you—which cannot be crossed by those around you. They are guidelines for how you will allow others to treat you and what kind of behaviors you will expect.

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                                Healthy personal boundaries help protect you from physical or emotional pain. You may also need to set firm boundaries at work to ensure you and your time are not disrespected. Don’t allow others to take advantage of your kindness and generosity.

                                Clear boundaries communicate to others that you demand respect and consideration—that you are willing to stand up for yourself and that you will not be a doormat for anyone. They are a “no trespassing” sign that makes it very clear when a line has been crossed and that there will be consequences for doing so.

                                Boundaries are not set with the intention of changing other people. They may change how people interact with you, but they are more about enforcing your needs than attempting to change the general behavior and attitude of others.

                                How to Establish Boundaries and Take Control of Your Life

                                Here are some ways that you can establish boundaries and take control of your life.

                                1. Self-Awareness Comes First

                                Before you can establish boundaries with others, you first need to understand what your needs are.

                                You are entitled to respect. You have the right to protect yourself from inappropriate or offensive behavior. Setting boundaries is a way of honoring your needs.

                                To set appropriate boundaries, you need to be clear about what healthy behaviors look like—what healthy relationships look like.

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                                You first have to become more aware of your feelings and honest with yourself about your expectations and what you feel is appropriate behavior:

                                • Where do you need to establish better boundaries?
                                • When do you feel disrespected?
                                • When do you feel violated, frustrated, or angered by the behavior of others?
                                • In what situations do you feel you are being mistreated or taken advantage of?
                                • When do you want to be alone?
                                • How much space do you need?

                                You need to honor your own needs and boundaries before you can expect others to honor them. This allows you to take control of your life.

                                2. Clear Communication Is Essential

                                Inform others clearly and directly what your expectations are. It is essential to have clear communication if you want others to respect your boundaries. Explain in an honest and respectful tone what you find offensive or unacceptable.

                                Many people simply aren’t aware that they are behaving inappropriately. They may never have been taught proper manners or consideration for others.

                                3. Be Specific but Don’t Blame

                                Taking a blaming or punishing attitude automatically puts people on the defensive. People will not listen when they feel attacked. It’s part of human nature.

                                That said, you do not need to overexplain or defend yourself. Boundaries are not open to compromise.

                                Sample language:

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                                • “You may not…yell or raise your voice to me…”
                                • “I need…to be treated with respect…”
                                • “It’s not okay when…you take things from my desk without asking…”
                                • “I won’t…do your work…cover for you anymore…”
                                • “It’s not acceptable when…you ridicule or insult me…”
                                • “I am uncomfortable when…you use offensive language”
                                • “I will no longer be able to…lend you money…”

                                Being able to communicate these without sounding accusatory is essential if you want others to respect your boundaries so you can take control of your life.

                                4. Consequences Are Often Necessary

                                Determine what the appropriate consequences will be when boundaries are crossed. If it’s appropriate, be clear about those consequences upfront when communicating those boundaries to others.

                                Follow through. People won’t respect your boundaries if you don’t enforce them.

                                Standing our ground and forcing consequences doesn’t come easily to us. We want to be nice. We want people to like us, but we shouldn’t have to trade our self-respect to gain friends or to achieve success.

                                We may be tempted to let minor disrespect slide to avoid conflict, but as the familiar saying goes, “if you give people an inch, they’ll take a mile.”

                                It’s much easier to address offensive or inappropriate behavior now than to wait until that behavior has gotten completely out of hand.

                                It’s also important to remember that positive reinforcement is even more powerful than negative consequences. When people do alter the way they treat you, acknowledge it. Let people know that you notice and appreciate their efforts.

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                                Final Thoughts

                                Respect is always a valid reason for setting a boundary. Don’t defend yourself or your needs. Boundaries are often necessary to protect your time, your space, and your feelings. And these are essential if you want to take control of your life.

                                Start with the easiest boundaries first. Setting boundaries is a skill that needs to be practiced. Enlist support from others if necessary. Inform people immediately when they have crossed the line.

                                Don’t wait. Communicate politely and directly. Be clear about the consequences and follow them through.

                                The better you become at setting your own boundaries, the better you become at recognizing and respecting the boundaries of others.

                                Remember that establishing boundaries is your right. You are entitled to respect. You can’t control how other people behave, but you do have control over the way you allow people to treat you.

                                Learning to set boundaries is not always easy, but with time, it will become more comfortable. You may eventually find that boundaries become automatic and you no longer need to consciously set them.

                                They will simply become a natural extension of your self-respect.

                                Featured photo credit: Thomas Kelley via unsplash.com

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