50 Plus? These 10 Apps Are Perfect for You!
Studies have shown that happiness throughout our lives is u-shaped.1 Satisfaction with life tends to dip in our 20s and 30s but swings back up as we approach 50. Happily, it continues to increase into our 80s—meaning we have a lot of good times still to come!
So, if you’re over 50, now is great time to stay engaged with the world around you, look after your well-being, connect with friends and family, get creative, and have some fun.
Luckily, there’s an app for that—for all of that!
10 great apps that can help you make the most of the best years of your life
TED. Feed your curiosity by enjoying TED Talks on your devices. TED’s mission is to spread ideas, and they do this by giving some of the world’s most inspired thinkers and creative souls a platform to share their ideas and engage with others. For instance, with the TED app you might watch Ermias Kebreab tell you what seaweed and cow burps have to do with climate change, or let Daniel Levitin explain how to stay calm when you know you’ll be stressed.
Medisafe Pill Reminder. Remembering to take your pills on time and getting the right dosage is critical when managing health conditions. Medisafe is a top-rated medication manager and pill reminder app that’s designed to help you manage your medications, refills, and doctor’s appointments. It can let you know about possible drug interactions, help you keep your healthcare team up to speed on all your meds, and even allows you to manage other family members’ medications.
Candy Crush. Want a little mindless fun? Try crushing candies with this sweet match-3 puzzle game. Candy Crush is one of the most popular mobile games of all time with thousands of levels to keep you busy, fun challenges, and the ability to play alone or with friends.
Instagram. If you’re looking for a simple and fun way to share photos, videos, and messages, then Instagram is for you. You can follow friends, family members, and even strangers who have opted to keep their accounts open to the public. Plus, there are lots of 50+ users sharing lifestyle, beauty, travel, and health content that can inspire you to live your best life every day.
MapMyWalk. Staying physically active is good for both physical and mental health as we age, and MapMyWalk is a motivating tool that can help you get moving. The app measures the distance you’ve walked, your pace, your stride length, and even the calories you’ve burned when you’re out for a stroll. You can track your progress, get personalized coaching tips, and find new walking routes to keep things fresh and exciting.
Magnifying glass + flashlight. Menus in dimly lit restaurants and pill bottles with microscopic print are no match for this handy free app. This all-in-one magnifying glass, flashlight, and camera-snapshot app provides everything you need to see clearly.
Mo. This is the number one app for sleep, meditation, and rest. Mo offers more than 200 guidedmeditations, a learn to meditate program for beginners, relaxing music, and even bedtime stories to help you drift off to sleep. Meditation can give you a sense of calm and balance, and sleep is critical for mental and physical well-being, so this app is a handy tool to have in your pocket.
Happify. Sometimes life can be stressful, and as we age, we are often presented with health challenges, loss, and changes that can sometimes impact our happiness and well-being. Happify offers science-based activities and games that can help you overcome negative thoughts, cope with stress, and improve your mood.
Sleep Cycle. Getting a good night’s rest is something many people struggle with as they age. The Sleep Cycle app analyses your sleep patterns and detects snoring, sleep talking, coughing, and other sounds so you can determine what’s going on while you’re asleep. You can wake up to Sleep Cycle’s intelligent alarm clock that’s designed to gently wake you up during your lightest sleep phase, and you also get a detailed analysis of your bedtime patterns.
OurTime. Contrary to what younger folks might think, people over 50 still have – and want – rich and satisfying love lives. If you’re looking for a match, OurTime is the number one dating app for mature singles. Their mission is to help people 50+ spark meaningful connections. Whether it’s marriage, romance, friendship, or companionship, OurTime can help you find what you’ve been searching for on a safe and easy-to-use platform.
There’s a phone for that too!
Now that you know about these must-have apps, make sure you have a phone and a plan that enable you to get as much out of them as you can!
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