There’s an app for just about every aspect of wellbeing, from training to water consumption to menstruation. Do they help build good habits, or is there a darker side?
There is no way to write this without sounding as if I am bragging: every morning, I wake up and do a 12-minute mini-workout, shower, then learn some Japanese over breakfast.
I know, I know. But I am also one of an increasing number of people who have turned to apps to make themselves fitter, healthier and more productive – or, at least, to accrue a few more good habits. Take Ed, a writer from London, who has lost 70kg (11st) using calorie-counting app Lose It!; Gareth, a developer, who credits the Drink Free Days app with helping him to get a handle on his drinking; and Sarah, from Newcastle, who says her period-tracking app has helped her to predict PMT.