Health is on everyone’s minds, especially with the rising healthcare costs that are sweeping the nation. Fortunately, there are many ways technology can help you improve your health. Keep yourself out of the emergency room and out of debt by downloading these apps you should use to keep your health in check.
SmokeFree is a unique mobile app that helps users quit smoking. The app calculates the amount of money saved by quitting smoking, and the user can share his or her progress via Facebook. The SmokeFree app also reminds users of the regenerative steps their bodies have taken to recover from the damage smoking does.
Pilates for Pregnancy
This app is great for soon-to-be moms who want to exercise and stay healthy. It’s a great way to get a workout without pushing yourself too hard or doing routines that could be unsafe for the baby or mother. Pilates is a good option for a low-impact exercise that tones the body. It’s important to talk to your doctor before starting a new workout routine while pregnant, says Dr. Gilbert W. Webb.
Weilos puts selfies to good use. This app uses pictures to track weight loss. Users can take a picture and have the app record measurements of his or her body. Photos are taken at specific intervals through the user’s weight loss journey, and can be shared with others in the network. Weilos also encourages users to take pictures of food, workouts and anything health-related that might give them some encouragement.
Nike Training Club
It’s not often that you get an app that allows users to get a whole workout plan for free. The Nike Training Club application does just that. Free to download, it offers a variety of workouts and training regimens that are split over a period of four weeks or longer. Users follow the exercise routine every day and stick to a strict diet. The app also gives detailed instructions for every exercise, including videos, pictures and more. This is an excellent way to get in shape if you can’t afford hefty gym membership fees.
An arsenal of great health applications isn’t complete without AskMD. This innovative mobile application allows users to enter specific information into the app regarding symptoms and gives them potential health issues they might be experiencing. Once the initial questions have been answered, the application then begins a personal consultation. While you should still seek the help of a health professional, using this app can get you started in the right direction for a cure.
FitBit is a passive mobile application that tracks your daily activity without user input. This app tracks steps taken; calories burned, food intake, water and more. Users can create goals and track their weight loss on a long-term basis.
With this new wave of mobile health applications, laziness is can no longer be an excuse to stay fit and keep out of the hospital. Keep track of nearly every important statistic by downloading these apps, setting goals and staying active.