Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is hard. What if there was an incentive or perk that kept you going? These apps gamify mundane yet essential activities such as hitting the gym, tracking your finances and getting a good night’s sleep by injecting them with a healthy dose of fun.

Fortune City – Expense Tracker

Fortune City cleverly combines bookkeeping with a city-building simulator. Every time you add an entry, a building springs up from the ground as a record of your spending. The more you jot down, the larger your city becomes. Keep it up and you will be rewarded with the satisfaction of watching your little town slowly transform into a sprawling metropolis.

Accompanied by a delightful soundtrack and a cute interface, developing a habit of bookkeeping has never been more enjoyable.

CARROT Fit

The CARROT series has made its name due to its fun features and cheeky jabs at its users. CARROT Fit is no different. At its core, it’s a fitness app loaded with 7-minute workout routines. But the developer didn’t stop there – they added a reward mechanism and a not-so-friendly AI coach that affectionately calls you meatbag”. Charming.

Show grit and keep pursuing your weight goal, and the app may let you cheat (generously with one crisp). However if you want to unlock additional functions and more witticisms, you’d better start working up a sweat.

SleepTown

You’ve always wanted to become a morning person, but every night, your attempts at sleeping early are thwarted by the gentle, alluring glow emanating from your phone. Before you know it, it’s 3am and you’re wide awake, sorolling through Faoebook. Save yourself from this cycle with SleepTown.

Start by setting your bedtime and wake-up time goals. Then, before hitting the sack, tap open the app and put your phone away. As you sleep (or attempt to), the app will construct a virtual building. If you wake up in time, the building will be raised and ready in the morning; but if you fail – like quitting the app during your pre-set sleeping hours – the building will be destroyed.

Every successful construction earns you coins, which you can spend on more buildings. Stick to your plans and soon your little rural paradise will flourish, giving you even more reasons to keep on going. The app also rewards consistency with tickets that significantly up your chances of getting a rare building. Oooh!

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