Smartphones can be all kinds of fun. You can download games, music, TV shoes and even movies and enjoy them on your phone. But did you know that you can use your phone to keep you healthy too? Here are some of our favorite apps designed to help you monitor your health while on the go.
Weight Watchers Mobile
If you’re trying to lose weight, then this is the app for you! Inspired by the popular weight loss program of the same name, the Weight Watchers app helps you stay on top of your diet by letting you scan barcodes to get nutritional information, suggests healthy choices, and keeps you up-to-date with diet tips, health news, exercises to try, and even success stories from others who have tried the program.
The perfect choice for diabetics, this app lets you keep track of your blood glucose levels by letting you make a note of them in the app’s log. It will also help you keep track of your carbohydrate count, make a graph of your sugar levels, or even send you a reminder when it’s time to do another blood test.
This one lets you turn your phone into an instant heart rate monitor. All you have to do is touch the screen with your fingertip and the app will interpret the arterial changes, thereby determining the beats per minute. It will also convert the data to a graph so you can see your progress if you’re keeping an exercise log.
Integrating healthy eating habits with exercise, MyFitnessPal helps you craft a holistic approach to weight management. You can track nutritional information from your meals, maintain a calorie count, and factor in different exercises to get a complete picture of your weight loss. There is even a social component so you can do the program with your friends.
Couch to 5K
If you’re looking to get fit, then you will definitely want to give this one a try. Couch to 5K is a personalized exercise program that helps you get off the couch and start running. Targeting those who feel uninspired by running, the app offers tips and exercises to build stamina and endurance without burning you out.
A Final Note
While apps can be a great way to keep track of your health, they should not be used as diagnostic tools or treatment alternatives. If you see any abnormalities or experience any bizarre symptoms, then it is important to seek medical attention. These apps cannot diagnose or treat medical conditions.
What are some other apps you use to keep your health on track? Sound off in the comments below!