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Health and Wellness Apps You Need In Your Life

Guest post by Amber Theuer, originally published on ivee.com, edited and modified for publication here on Loreeebee.wordpress.com

There’s no denying that our phones have become a vital part of our everyday routine, so we might as well start using them to support and develop our wellbeing. From meditation to sleep to hydration, there’s an app for whatever area of your health you’re trying to improve. 

Waking Up: A Meditation Course

Created and narrated by neuroscientist, philosopher, and New York Times best-selling author Sam Harris, Waking Up is a meditation and wellness app that takes users along the journey of mindfulness. Described as “a guide to understanding the mind, for the purpose of living a more balanced and fulfilling life,” Waking Up truly helps you find the inner peace and stability needed to excel. Plus, it offers exclusive theory courses, similar to podcasts, that reinforce the meditation practice! 

Sleep Cycle 

Having trouble sleeping? Looking to improve the quality and length of your night’s rest? Sleep Cycle is the wellness app for you! With Sleep Cycle, you can record your sleep and receive an audit that offers tips on how to get better rest to improve your overall health. This app also includes an intuitive alarm clock that gently wakes you during your time of lightest sleep — so you feel refreshed every morning. 

MealPrepPro 

So you want to clean up your diet, but you get tired of eating the same thing. Or maybe you can’t find the time to cook at every meal. MealPrepPro makes eating simple. This wellness app curates meal plans according to your diet, taste preferences, and health goals. With MealPrepPro, you no longer have to spend hours searching for new recipes. It also keeps things exciting with nutritious meal suggestions each week so you can keep your fridge stocked with healthy options. 

Ivee 

There are many apps that help track hydration, but none that directly offers it. Ivee is the on-demand wellness app that delivers IV therapy to your door. Whether you’re feeling under the weather, had a long night out, or simply need a boost, Ivee’s got your back! Simply select your treatment and enter your location, and a nurse will be at your door. In no time, you’ll be living your best (hydrated!) life.  Covid update: Ivee will reopen in New York some time in July.

Streaks 

Streaks is the ultimate wellness app to keep you on track with your health goals. It allows you to create personal to-do lists that renew each day. Everytime you check these off, you add on to the consecutive days you achieved your goal. Streaks delivers a report of your habits, allowing you to see in real time how well you are doing while remaining on target! Accountability is difficult, but Streaks makes it easier! 

Check out the five health and wellness apps above that help you achieve your health objectives and have you feeling better in no time. 


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IV Vitamin Therapy: 5 Benefits

Guest Post by Amber Theuer, 22 January, 2020 for Ivee

IV vitamin therapy…you’ve seen it everywhere from your Instagram feed to your neighborhood’s new drip lounge. But what exactly makes IV vitamin therapy so great?

IV vitamin therapy efficiently administers vitamins, minerals and medications to the body without relying on the digestive system. It delivers nutrients directly to the bloodstream, making them instantly accessible by the body for use.

Offering 100% absorption, IV vitamin therapy ensures cells receive the nutrients they need to thrive. This optimal cell function promotes a number of body systems.

While there are many, here are the top 5 benefits of IV vitamin therapy.

Increased Wellness

Wellness includes not just your physical health, but your mental health as well. The body needs a certain level of vitamins and minerals to work at its best, however, the demands of daily life can make it difficult to get these. IV vitamin therapy delivers nutrients that the body can absorb and use immediately. Ingredients like L-Carnitine, with its memory and mood enhancing effects, and Vitamin A, a key player in brain, skin, muscle, heart and immune health, help you up your total wellness game.

Illness Prevention

Many factors can take a toll on your immune health, such as stress, lack of sleep and poor diet. As immune health decreases, you are more susceptible to sickness. IV vitamin therapy strengthens your immunity by delivering the nutrients your body needs to fight off illness. Ingredients like Vitamin C, known to fight illness and stress, and Zinc, an immunity powerhouse, work preventatively to ensure illness doesn’t stand a chance.

Rapid Hangover Relief

Alcohol dehydrates you, depleting your body of nutrients in the process. This results in shrunken tissue, particularly in the brain, which causes headaches and muscle aches. The liver also generates toxins, adding to your hangover discomfort. IV vitamin therapy combats these symptoms by delivering hydration through saline solution alongside anti-inflammatory ingredients that quickly relieve pain.

Enhanced Beauty

Beauty begins on the inside. Unlike topical treatments, IV vitamin therapy delivers antioxidants directly to the body, cleansing cells of free radicals that contribute to aging and tissue damage. In addition to slowing the aging process, IV vitamin therapy helps to strengthen hair and nails while decreasing the appearance of wrinkles and illuminating the skin.

Improved Athletic Recovery

Any workout – from professional to amateur – exhausts the body. Exercise causes muscle fatigue, while also causing a buildup of free radicals. IV vitamin therapy wipes these away, while restoring hydration and nutrients. Plus, amino acids decrease muscle loss and improve metabolism. With IV vitamin therapy, athletes can recover at a much faster rate, meaning performance improves as well.

…So that’s what makes IV vitamin therapy so great! Everyone has different bodies with different needs. With its numerous benefits, IV vitamin therapy provides a solution for all. 

Ivee offers a variety of IV vitamin therapy treatments in order for you to feel your best no matter the circumstance. With the ivee app, you can have a nurse to your door within 15-30 minutes, meaning you can achieve ultimate wellness fast. The best part? You don’t even have to leave your home.

Ivee offers their services in many large US cities, with more openings coming soon. In Canada, similar services are available in large cities as well, including one in Ottawa run by the naturopath I credit for changing my life. Do your homework to see which companies are reputable.

I’d love to hear about any of your experiences with IV therapy.