Health is hot topic right now. Anything from apps to ebooks are rolling out for phones and tablets. Developers like that users are buying them, while users enjoy how these products make their lives so much easier. Check out these healthful apps to get your new year off to an excellent start.
Cardiio. This is a terrific application if you wanting to measure your heart rate. Simply look ahead at the front of the phone’s camera. Cardiio then measures your heart rate by the light reflecting on your face. Or, you can cover the back camera and flash with your finger. It will measure your heart rate this way, which makes it simple to use in low-light environments. You can then record your heart rate under history, which is excellent if you want to keep track of it.
iTriage. This application is a wealth of information. One feature is that you look up symptoms of any illness, just by clicking on any area of the body. For example, if you click on the leg, you can see symptoms for groin pain, skin rash or insect bites. It’s also a resource of doctors of every speciality in your area, giving patients their content information while iTriage also includes information on local medical facilities. Yet, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. It’s a perfect app to store all your medical information for your trip to the doctor, including your insurance information. And, the app gives you detailed information on what you can expect from any procedure, not to mention a medication lookup. This is a must-have app for anyone serious about their health.
Pacer. Pacer is designed for those who enjoy walking, jogging or running. It tracks how many steps you walk throughout the day. Also, it tracks your weight to see how your walking helps affect your weight loss goals. While they have a free version, it’s almost worth it to get the paid version for $3.99/month. You get access to weight loss groups, advanced activity reports and access to all your personal records. This a great motivator app for those who want to start enjoying outdoor exercise.
MyDays. With the app MyDays, women have a digital way to track their periods. This app also tracks fertility and ovulation, which helps women know when the best time is to try for a baby. In addition, you can indicate through the application if you are intimate or taking any sort of birth control. You may also find it useful to record your temperature during your period, your weight, mood and symptoms. If you regularly visit your OB-GYN, all the information in this app will help them in making sure you get the correct treatment. It really takes the hassle out of trying to keep track of a notebook with all this information; now it all be in your phone!
iP. What I really enjoy about this application is that all I have to do is insert my period start date; the app does the rest. For example, let’s say my last period was August 23, 2015. The app indicates when I would be fertile and ovulating, which would have been August 4th to August 9th, labeled in green. Also, you can indicate your symptoms, mood and exercise you may have done. iP also lets you input your appetite, headaches, food cravings and so much more. Furthermore, you can indicate if you became pregnant. This app is wonderful and a must-have for any woman.
MyFitnessPal. MyFitnessPal is an app I found about a year ago. Its main focus is to help you track what you eat and your exercise. As you put in your height and weight, MyFitnessPal estimates a number of calories that you should be eating every day. You can select from cardio or strength exercise. Cardio exercises can be anything from automobile repair, playing basketball, playing billiards, canoeing on a camping trip, playing frisbee or chopping wood. In addition, strength exercises can be anything from bent-knee sit ups, chin-ups, lunges, triceps extension, pelvic lifts or a bicep curl. As far as food goes, most of the food is already listed with the application. But if you don’t see what you need to add, scan it in or swipe in right to add it. I love this app and I think you’re going to as well.
Sleep Better. Sleep Better is designed for all those that have trouble falling asleep at night. This app is simple and easy to use. All you have to do is set a sleep timer and set it next to your pillow. The app analyzes your sleep and helps you configure which habits are going to help you sleep best. It also indicates when you were awake, in light sleep and in deep sleep. As long as you use the app, Sleep Better keeps track of how well you sleep, waking you up with a variety of sounds in the morning. It will also tell you when your longest night was and what was your shortest night. Finally, you can create dream notes if you have dreams that you want to keep track of. This will tell Sleep Better how often you dream, how many are good dreams, how many are neutral dreams and how many are bad dreams.
In Check. In Check is an application for all those have diabetes or pre-diabetes. This is a perfect application to track your blood glucose on a daily or weekly basis. You can also track your medication, indicating wether you’re taking oral or insulin medicine. From a nutrition standpoint, In Check lets its users track their fitness. It matters if you are sedentary, lightly active, moderately active, very active or extra active. What you select is going to determine how many calories you’re allowed per day and, initially how many carbs you can have. Finally, it lets you track your exercise and weight loss. This app is ideal for any diabetic that wants an app to handle their diabetes. It’s a must-have to make a person’s life so much easier.
Sworkit. If you want easy exercise, I encourage you to check out Sworkit. Included with this application are workout plans divided into four categories: strength, cardio, yoga and stretching. Within each section are well-designed workouts that all last 5 minutes. What’s nice about this app is that a trainer is actually doing the exercises. Once you are finished, it shows you how many calories you have burned and gives you a daily reminder. This app is perfect if you want to put it on your living room television and work out.
Instant Butt Trainer. Finally, Instant Butt Trainer is a fantastic fitness application. It has over 600 exercises and 100 voice-guided workouts. These exercises are targeted to firm and tone the butt while working on other core muscle groups at the same time. Each workout even has fun names to get people energized and excited about the workout. For instance, there are workouts named Butt Blast, Buns and Guns, and Smokin’ Behind. So get excited and give Instant Butt Trainer a try. Before long, you’re sure to be looking great for swimsuit season.
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