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All Of The Best Free Mental Health Mindfulness Apps To Keep You Sane While At Home Home

Updated May 19, 2020.

Hoping to stay positive and healthy while self-quarantining? You’re in luck! Particularly if you have a smartphone on hand. Fortunately, there are plenty of free workout apps available that can help you to stay active, in shape and mentally healthy from the safety of your home.

Check them out below!

Headspace

The L.A.-based app offers guided meditations for anyone dealing with sleep, anxiety, or stress. The app also offers hundreds of articles and podcasts to help with relaxation, healthy eating, and exercise. Currently, during the pandemic, the app is also providing all unemployed U.S. workers with the opportunity to receive a one-year full subscription free.

Check out the site here.

Aura

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Aura is the smart app offering three-minute guided meditation sessions and plenty of opportunities for you to level up as you progress. The mental health app also allows for daily check-ins and mood tracking to help you journal things to keep grateful for and positive about. The best part? It’s 30-second “mindful breathers” give you a great chance to reset and breathe.

Aura is Available on iOS and Android for free.

Start off with Yoga for Beginners

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Take control of your health and fitness and practice yoga with this app by using it every day. The app utilizes handcrafted workouts to get you started on your yoga journey and features a soothing voice guidance that will help clear your mind.

Available on iOS and Android.

Build up to Adidas Training by Runtastic

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Dust off your adidas x Ivy Park gear and get ready to sweat with Adidas’ fitness app. From 30 free workouts for all levels to access to four training plans, you can complete your sweat sessions by yourself or participate in collective active challenges with friends who also have the app on their phones.

Or Opt for the simple 7 Minute Workout

Free Workout App

According to the Appstore, the 7 Minute Workout app is the #1 fitness app in 127 countries. With the help of the app you can become your own personal trainer, lose weight and get fit with fast. Don’t be fooled though, it’s 7 min of quite a bit of intensity!

Available on iOS and Android; offers in-app purchases


Level up with Lotus Yoga & Workout

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If you’ve already become a master of the Yoga for Beginners app, the Lotus Yoga & Workout app is probably right up your alley. According to the Apple store, “Lotus has the LARGEST yoga library in App Store with hundreds of Yoga workouts & meditation classes and 450+ Instructed poses for all levels.”

Available on iOS and Android; offers in-app purchases.

Keep things simple with Nike Training Club

With the Nike Training Club, you can find lessons for all levels. The workout library includes body-part focused workouts targeting your abs, arms, shoulders, glutes, and legs. It also features strength, endurance, yoga, and mobility workouts.

Available on iOS and Android; offers in-app purchases.

Keep an eye on your goals with JEFIT

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Get your hands on the JEFIT app and you won’t be disappointed. Fill out a survey to figure out what level you should start at and then get to work. According to Google play, “you can track workout training routines using JEFIT gym log is easy. Programs from bodybuilding, 3 day splits, 5×5 & strength plans to home exercises & body weight lifting.”

Available on iOS.

Go for some Yoga Down Dog

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With more than 30,000 different workout configurations this app sure lives up to their tagline: “Never the same class twice.” Select your time, level, focus, voice, and music, and Down Dog creates a unique, personalized yoga practice every time!

Available on iOS and Android; free trial monthly subscription $7.99.

And don’t forget about J&J Official 7-Minute Workout

Free Workout Apps

This app from pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson provides 72 different exercises and 22 workouts that range from 7 to 32 minutes. According to the app’s site, “You can do one, two or three circuits. You can watch the clock, the trainer, or listen to and control music during your workout. You can even swap out workouts to keep things interesting. Of course, you can also stick with the original 7 Minute Workout.”

Available on iOS and Android.

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Met Gala 2021 Is Happening And Amanda Gorman Is Set To Host The America-Themed Fashion Event

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Met Gala 2021 Is Happening And Amanda Gorman Is Set To Host The America-Themed Fashion Event

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It’s 2021 and the Met Gala is back this year – after being canceled in 2020 thanks to a pandemic – with superstar poet Amanda Gorman being eyed to host the fashion event of the year. Given the 23-year-old’s show-stopping performance at the inauguration, the theme fittingly will be a celebration of America and American designers.

The Met Gala will return in 2021 with a very special guest as host.

Vogue’s “Oscars of Fashion” famously takes place on the first Monday of May. However, this year it’s been pushed back to September 13, in hopes that life will have returned to something closer to normal by then.

Epic poet Amanda Gorman is reportedly in talks to co-host the event alongside Tom Ford, who is the academy’s president. The breakout star of President Biden’s inauguration, Gorman is on the cover of the magazine’s May issue and the subject of a relentlessly glowing profile inside.

The black-tie gala, which raises funds for Met’s Costume Institute, is normally fashion’s biggest night and sees guests from Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B to Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and even Maluma.

The event was canceled in 2020 thanks to a global pandemic.

The world’s most glamorous party was canceled in 2020 because of COVID-19, which was (and still is) raging the planet at the time. There was a virtual event in place of the 2020 event, with celebs like Julia Roberts, Priyanka Chopra and Amanda Seyfried showing off their looks from home and stars like Mindy Kaling and Adam Rippon taking part in the #MetGalaChallenge, recreating looks from past years.

This year’s event will draw inspiration from all things USA.

The theme of this year’s Met Gala has not been announced, but Page Six says the night will be devoted to honoring America and American designers, following the 18-month-long COVID crisis in this country.

Recent past themes for the event have included “Camp: Notes on Fashion” (2019), “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” (2018), and “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between (2017). And don’t forget 2016, when Zayn Malik wore robot-arms to Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.

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Madonna’s Daughter Lourdes Embraces Natural Body Hair In Beautiful Selfie With Mom

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Madonna’s Daughter Lourdes Embraces Natural Body Hair In Beautiful Selfie With Mom

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Grooming habits should be a matter of personal choice, but thanks to generations of the patriarchy telling women how they should look, what they should wear, and how they should take care of their bodies, that isn’t always the case. Thankfully, more and more brave women are embracing their natural beauty and that includes their own body hair.

Lourdes Leon showing off her natural arm pit hair is the normalization of body hair we all need.

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Whether it’s on the red carpet or in a photo with her mom, Madonna, Lourdes Leon has a relationship with her body hair we can all admire. For instance, he two posed for a rare selfie on April 10, and Leon’s natural look moved us another step closer to normalizing visible body hair.

The sweet image is captioned: “Like Pieces of your Heart Walking around outside of you #lola.”

‘Lola’ is the nickname of Madonna’s eldest child, whom she shares with Cuban personal trainer-actor Carlos Leon.

The fashion icon’s post has received more than 440,000 ‘likes’ with many fans praising her daughter’s decision to embrace her natural body hair – with comments including “two beautiful, strong women” and “beautiful mother with her gorgeous daughter.”

Leon has never been shy about embracing her natural beauty.

Her mother has pushed beauty boundaries for decades, so it makes sense the 24-year-old model would choose to do the same. In November 2018, Lourdes generated headlines when she showed off her unshaved armpits and legs on the red carpet at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Gala, just weeks after she turned heads for the same reason on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week.

Earlier this year, in February, she also showed off a glimpse of armpit hair in a new fashion campaign for Marc Jacobs. 

It seems that Lourdes may even have been inspired by her famous mom when it comes to ditching the razor. Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar in 2010, the singer said: “Going to high school, I saw how popular girls had to behave to get the boys. I knew I couldn’t fit into that.

“So I decided to do the opposite. I refused to wear makeup, to have a hairstyle. I refused to shave. I had hairy armpits.”

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