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10 Wellness Apps to Monitor Your Health

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Author: Ken Charvoz/Friday, August 19, 2016/Categories: Technology, National

 

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Have a smartphone? It just might be your best friend when it comes to monitoring your health and fitness activities. Apps can keep historical data, suggest changes to diet and lifestyle, and remind you to take your meds and keep exercising. Here are just a few of the thousands of apps that you can use for a healthier tomorrow.

 

1. First Aid

Obviously, monitoring your health is important, but what do you do in an unprecedented health situation? First Aid gives you helpful information on what to do if emergency health problems arise -- from minor wounds to heart attacks.


2. Glooko
Dealing with diabetes? Glooko syncs to your blood sugar meter to track and chart out your data so that you stay on top of your blood sugar levels.

3. Runtastic Sleep Better
If you're struggling with exhaustion, monitoring your sleep may be the answer to your troubles. Sleep Better follows your sleep patterns to see how restful your sleep is and wakes you up at the most favorable time so you're not waking up in the middle of a sleep cycle.

4. Fooducate
This isn't your average food tracker. Fooducate lets you know what types of nutrients and additives are in each product so you can be more conscious about your food choices.

5. Period Tracker
Whether you're trying to get pregnant, avoid pregnancy or just want to know when your monthly visit will be, Period Tracker charts your monthly cycle to let you know your ovulation point and to predict when your period will arrive.

6. StrongLifts 5x5
If you're constantly losing count of your reps during a gym session, this app is for you. StrongLifts 5x5 counts your reps for you and even lets you know when you should rest and for how long. It also adapts to your progress so your workouts increase in difficulty as you get stronger.

7. Weight Watchers Mobile
Tracking your Weight Watchers points has never been easier. This app helps you remember where you are in your daily points count, and even gives you new weight loss-friendly recipes to try.

8. MyFitnessPal
This all-in-one wonder helps you count calories and track how many of them you've burned. It contains an extensive food and exercise database so you can accurately estimate your net daily calorie intake.

9. Blood Pressure Companion Free
If you're trying to keep your blood pressure down, tracking and recording your numbers every day is crucial. Blood Pressure Companion Free is an app you can download for free and use to keep track of your blood pressure, heart rate and weight. It even charts out your results so you can see how your health is improving over time.

 

 

10. Depressioncheck

This useful app gives professional screenings for depression, bipolar disorder and even anxiety, and gives you results that will indicate whether you should seek additional help.

 

 

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