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Don’t Worry, Be hAPPy: the Best Apps for Reducing Stress


Racing heart. Trouble sleeping. Feeling overwhelmed. Stress is an unpleasant experience, both physically and emotionally. Reducing anxiety is not the easiest thing to accomplish, but it is a worthy goal—and a range of apps can help us get there.


Health professionals often recommend regular exercise as an ideal way to reduce stress, but finding time to fit in workout can be…well, stressful. Lots of great apps offer exercise tracking and every manner of workout program, but two in particular stand out because of their focus on time.


The 7 Minute Workout is ideal for people on the go, and no gym membership is needed. Instructions are clear, easy to follow and include illustrations to explain the activity. Exercises include t