If you’re like most adults, you spend a large amount of time on your phone. Why not use it for good? Use it to help you stay on track with your health. That’s what these 5 apps are designed to do. From tracking your eating to scheduling a doctor’s appointment, they do it all. You have the health world at your fingertips now! Each of these apps will help you in one aspect of your health or another. Check them out and simplify your health-conscious efforts with a few taps of your thumb! ● MyFitnessPal Free – iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry This is a must-have app for anyone looking to live a healthy lifestyle. You can track your workouts and set weight-loss goals. It also makes it simple to track your eating habits. The scanner allows you to take a picture of the label of your food to easily count your calories. In addition, their blog frequently shares efficient exercises and new healthy foods to try that fit in perfectly with their app. Even better? MyFitnessPal allows you to share certain metrics (up to you) with Apple Health if you’re an iPhone user. With the growing number of health and tracking apps, having all your data in one place is a big plus! ● Everest Free – iOS Everest helps you set goals and get over hurdles — hence the clever name. Whether you want to lose some unwanted pounds, save more money every month, travel to foreign lands or learn a new language, the step-by-step tips and social encouragement from other users will help motivate and inspire you to reach your personal “summit.” Use the app to set reminders, organize smaller mini-goals, and connect with fellow goal-setters on the same path. ● Fitocracy Free – iOS, Android This app will design workouts for you. From at-home workouts to training circuits you can use in the gym, Fitocracy does it all. It even allows you to add your workouts to your calendar so you can be reminded which days and times you need to hit the gym. ● iTriage Free – iOS, Android Use this app to find doctors in your area, get more information on symptoms and track your own health information in one easy to use app. Find wait times for local clinics and hospitals with the touch of a button. Select doctors will allow you to schedule appointments directly from the app. You can even check in from your phone when you’re on the way to a hospital or emergency room. ● ShopWell Free – iOS, Android It can be difficult to bypass all the goodies in a grocery store. With this app, you can achieve your nutrition goals, getting you well on the way to a healthy lifestyle. It works for all types of diets including vegan, diabetic and general weight loss diets. ShopWell will help you avoid harmful ingredients such as trans fat and foods high in unnecessary sugars. Take this on your next trip to the grocery store and begin your healthy diet! ● GoodRx Free – iOS, Android Did you know that your prescription medication’s pricing can vary depending on the pharmacy? Wouldn’t it be nice to know where you can go to find the cheapest option? That’s what GoodRx is for! The app will compare the price of your prescription for you and even include applicable coupons so you can save even more. Find your prescription, hand your phone to the pharmacist and you could save up ot 80% on your medication. ● FitBit/UP Free – iOS, Android, Windows (FitBit only) Devices range from $49 – $249 You might be seeing people walking around with a small wristband. This is called the FitBit or Up by Jawbone. These activity trackers are one of the hottest things in fitness, and will let you know how many steps you’ve walked, track your sleep habits, distance traveled and calories burned. Plus, they can sync your statistics wirelessly to your computer or phone. It’s never been easier to track your healthy lifestyle. The app that goes along with your wristband will allow you to track what you eat and set health goals for yourself. Connect your wearable to MyFitnessPal or any number of wellness apps and sync your information through your Apple Healthkit, the newest way to track your health comprehensively. ● Arrowhead Health Centers Now Free – iOS, Android We are a bit partial to this app, but for good reason! Did you know that with our Arrowhead Health Centers Now app you can have a doctor’s appointment over the phone? No need to drive into our offices. Just pick up your phone and speak with one of our expert doctors. You will also have access to your test results and insurance information. We’re all about making health care easy and this app does just that! These are just a few of the apps available to mobile phone users to track your health and stay in touch with your doctors. Each is user friendly and offers a unique tool to monitor your health information. The health industry will only continue to expand into the digital world, making it easy to continue your healthy lifestyle.
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