Keeping health in check with your smartphone

Lifestyle is an important area in which smartphones are adding value to our lives. Studies have shown that people’s constraint on their cell phones have contributed to obesity and other health-related issues. However, there are plenty of ways to use your smartphone to improve your health. It help you display your physical motion, plan improved meals, and keep track of your blood pressure and other personal data.

Health apps usually serve two types of functions. One is to gather or record health-related data, which some apps enable you to share with your health care provider. Another is to deliver access to health information, such as nutrition data on specific foods, healthy diets, and workout schedules.

Fitness Apps

The choices also seem boundless if you are looking for an app for resistance preparation and elasticity. Body Fitness gives you resistance training exercises, ranging from novice to progressive, to meet your goals of general muscle toning or bodybuilding. These two specific apps provide workout info with sets and recurrences per exercise and also let you modify the app to meet your fitness goals. Both of these apps, and others like them, give users the liberty to choose which specific strength groups they’d like to work on, and they will generate a list of trainings associated with that muscle group and the user’s goals. If nothing else, apps like these can provide extra info and stimulate workout creativity that could avoid workout stagnancy and eventually increase fitness.

Apps focused towards flexibility also have many diverse selections. The Yoga app gives yoga sessions on your phone.

Distance and GPS Apps

There are many apps for computing distance that uses GPS. The fundamentals of these apps are distance, time and average pace, but some also estimate calories scorched. Some of these apps are basic, but most have structures beyond what most of us need. ‘Edmundo Sports Tracker’ and ‘Nike Running’ are two apps that store workout antiquity with personal best routines, and they also give you comments to boost you during your workout. Both these apps link with social networking sites like Facebook so you can share it with your friends, and Nike Running also allows people to track their development online with real-time maps.

 

Diet and Weight Management Apps

There is no deficiency of diet and weight supervision apps on the market. If you are worried with the nutrition you put into your body, one or more of these apps might be a valuable tool to refer while grocery shopping, trying out a fresh recipe or eating out.

‘Fast Food Calorie Lookup’ is a great app for someone who wants to make fit selections and monitor caloric intake with fast food. This application has about 140 different eateries in its archive and is continuously being updated. No food calorie app will have all the restaurants in your city, but most chain eateries are listed in Fast Food Calorie Lookup.

Additional, there are apps with grocery lists and methods for people on a diabetic or hypertensive regime. Be careful to not just trust the apps for the info but be a well-informed consumer, as some apps involuntarily misreport nourishing info.

Digital Doctor’s Visit

Another awesome way your smartphone can help is through ‘telemedicine’. With ready availability of Wi-Fi almost everywhere you go these days, you can utilise ‘MeMD’ to connect with a medical service provider online itself and receive personalised treatment on your smartphone directly. It acts as an excellent solution when you get sick in the middle of the night, while travelling, or when you can’t leave work.

As you might assume, using your smartphone with numerous apps can make for a great training companion, give extreme training ideas, provide valued nutritive info, or even find you a new culinary recipe. Also using your smartphone as your music player during workout can be pleasant, but it can increase your risk of being diverted. If you carry your smartphone while you work out, use a Ziploc plastic bag around the phone, so sweat won’t ruin it. Every health app will be better if you take the time to set up the app carefully. Finally, remember that smartphone technologies are brilliant gears to boost your fitness, but they can never replace a fitness expert with years of collected experience, education and wisdom.

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