Guest post for Naznin Azeez – A girl’s guide to making the most of her smartphone!

Good morning readers. Today starts very well, very well indeed as I’ve just had my first guest post published on Naznin Azeez’s blog. Check it out!! 

There are so many ways our smartphones make our lives easier. But did you know that there are some apps designed for women? With our busy lives, these apps help us out in little ways that make a big difference. Here are our favorite apps for women on android phones.

Find My Phone

This app will help you locate your phone if it gets lost or stolen. Using GPS technology, the app will send you the exact location of your phone using a map and coordinates. All you have to do is send your phone a text message and the app will respond with this information. You can also wipe your phone if it has been stolen.

Circle of 6

A security measure no woman should be without, Circle of 6 lets you alert a select group of contacts, like your parents or emergency contacts, if you are in danger. Instead of taking the time to take out your phone and dial for help, the app will ping your six pre-determined emergency contacts with your location so they can get help.

Weight Watchers Mobile

If you’re looking to slim down, then this is the app for you. It will let you keep track of your calories and even suggests healthier food choices if you hit a craving. It also sends you health news and helps you connect with other Weight Watchers.

Stylebook

Do you ever have one of those days when you have a closet filled with clothes but you can’t decide what to wear? Stylebook helps you keep a record of all the things in your closet and then makes suggestions based on your favorite outfits and personal style taste so you never have to get stuck in a fashion rut.

Salaah: Muslim Prayer

This app aims to help you perfect your Salaah, with pictures and descriptions of all the different motions and steps involved based on the Quran and the Sunnah. It has been verified by prominent Ulema from around the world.

What are some of your favourite apps?. Do you use any of the above mentioned apps?. Sound off in the comments below!

Note from me: Thanks yous so much to Naznin for publishing my piece onto your blog. This experience has truly been a pleasure! Everyone, go check her blog out: http://nazninazeez.wordpress.com/

How your smartphone can monitor your health

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.

 Glucose Buddy 

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.

Cardiograph

 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.

MyFitnessPal

 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!