Technology was introduced to make everyday life easier, but it has also been criticized for being a source of distraction and reducing productivity. As a result, many (including me) spend much of their day staring endlessly at the rectangle they hold. Don’t you think it is time to change this lifestyle, form better habits, and keep track of your mental, emotional, and physical health using the iPhone?
There is a variety of apps and services that you can explore in the iPhone and App Store. I have organized all of them and will explain how you can make the most of your iPhone to lead a healthy lifestyle.
How can iPhones help you live a healthier lifestyle?
iPhone or any other tech out there was first introduced to improve human lifestyle, but over the years, it eventually turned out to be the opposite. Many people wish to get rid of their gadgets and detox from their current lifestyle, but that’s not happening as wished.
The primary reason is that most of our work and communications happen through iPhones, and most importantly, it is hard to change a habit we have developed. But let’s take a pause now and focus on reality. You are not required to stop using your iPhone to escape modern toxicity.
There are still many apps on the App Store that can help you improve your lifestyle to something better.
9 Tips to lead a healthy lifestyle using iPhone
Now that we have decided to use the iPhone to improve our lifestyle and steer it to a healthy one, let’s look at some tips and tricks to improve it.
1. Add crucial medical information to iPhone Lock Screen
Life is unpredictable. While we all wish for bad things to not happen, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared, as we don’t know when bad things might happen, and if someone happens to check your phone to help you, by adding important medical information to your Lock Screen, you can get the required help soon.
2. Add Emergency Contacts for Automatic Notification
Speaking of an unexpected event, you can add emergency contacts to your iPhone and Apple Watch so that it will be easy to inform them and get help when something happens.
3. Set up Health app
Your iPhone comes with a Health app that can assist and take care of you if you can give it the right information. The app will help you to track your health as well as help you improve your lifestyle in a much better way. We already have a detailed guide on how to set up the Health app, so you won’t have any issues managing the app.
4. Share health records with close people and doctors
With setting up your health, you can also share your health records with your favorite people and doctors so they can know how you are and be there for you when you are not feeling well.
5. Set up a medication reminder
Despite taking proper precautions, it’s natural to be affected by illness and recover from it. You need to take your medicines at the right time. In that case, you should take the help of your iPhone to set a medication reminder.
6. Set up Wind Down Shortcuts & Sleep Reminders for better sleep
All this while, I talked about how things can go bad and what measures you can take to prevent them. Now, let us look at some things you should do to avoid unfortunate events that are more certain to happen.
We’ll start with sleep. Many of us are guilty of using smartphones at night despite knowing they harm our sleep. You might think that it can help you have a good sleep. But, my friend, I’m sorry to break it to you; it won’t.
Looking at your screen at night for hours after a whole day of hard work will put a strain on your eyes as well as your brain. Solve this by setting up Wind Down time on your iPhone and changing the habit.
7. Track workouts & activities using iPhone
Once you start to have a sleep schedule, you will have more energy when you wake up instead of feeling tired. With that, how about setting a fitness goal and working towards it? In my opinion, you should use your Apple Watch to track your activities.
Even if you don’t have one, you can easily use any other watch or check from your iPhone to track your activities. To track your workouts and activities using Apple Watch, you have to first set up the health app and then:
- Open the Health app.
- Tap Browser → choose Activity.
Here, you can track your everyday activities, including Steps, Walking+Running Distance, Activity summary, and many more.
8. Enable Focus to reduce stress
Apart from good sleep and exercise, to have a good life, you also need to work well to keep the cash flow going. And for that, you need to be focused. Thanks to the good developers at Apple, you can already use the Focus mode.
Apart from official purposes, you can also create custom Focus for specific occasions customizing all notifications you can receive from apps and contacts and many other options.
9. Set time limits for addictive apps
Apart from Focus, you can also prevent screen time of particular apps on your iPhone by setting Screen Time. When turned on, it will prevent you from further using the app when you cross a specific time.
Best iPhone apps to make everyday life easier
Apart from all these tips and tricks I have mentioned here, here are some of the app suggestions I have for you to make everyday life easier.
Best iPhone apps to reduce work-life stress
As I mentioned, you need a proper work-life balance to ensure a stress-free work environment. The following app suggestions will also help you be more productive and thus excel at your workplace.
- Personal assistant apps for iPhone
- Best time tracker apps for iPhone and iPad
- Best productivity apps for iPhone and iPad
Have a happy and healthy life!
This is the wish of every single person living out there. But for some reason, we usually get stuck with different things in life and eventually forget to care about ourselves. I am also facing this issue and want to make a change to it as well as help our fellow readers too. So if you have any suggestions or queries, do let me know.