When was the last time you saw a doctor for a general wellness check, without something being wrong? In today’s society, we’re often so consumed with work and life in general, that we rarely have time to focus on our health and well being. But that doesn’t mean it’s not important. It’s very important, actually. In order to stay on top of our health and well being a little bit better, tons of apps have been developed. Since many of us spend a huge chunk of the day on our phones or in front of a computer screen, why not download one of these apps to help monitor your health and keep you on a healthy track!
WebMD is one of the most famous of the best free sources to track your health. If you are having symptoms of any kind, you can use their symptom checker to analyze them and see if it’s something to be concerned about. There are other features as well, including a pill identifier tool, drug and treatment information, food and nutrition facts, and even local health facility listings.
Part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is sticking with a healthy workout regimen, and we all know how difficult this can be. Luckily, Workout Trainer can can make your life a lot easier as it contains many diverse workout routines for weight-lifting, weight loss, and even yoga. Best of all, it's free.
3. Foodily Recipes (iOS only)
This app is truly as simple as it sounds. Foodily Recipes is a free app that helps you find healthy recipes that are both easy to make and delicious. With this app, you can also take pictures of your amazing edible creations, post your success stories and share them with friends and family who also use the app!
Ab Workouts (Android)
Ab Workouts is a great app to help you shed that extra layer of belly fat by guiding you through various ab exercises. These guides also contain animations and voice overs to assist you through the process. If you don’t like one of the pre-planned workouts, there is a feature to design your own as well. This free app also contains a list of foods that will help keep the belly fat from coming back.
Eating right can be extremely difficult, mostly because you should be reading and considering every fine detail of the ingredients and nutrition information on the food item. Well, this free app takes away all of the guess work! Simply scan the barcode on the food label and the app will tell you if the ingredients match your dietary desires. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
Let’s be honest - eye exams are typically only done when we need new glasses or contacts, am I right? Well, EyeXam is a free app that aims to fix this negligence. This app contains several great features, such as a doctor locator, vision tests, and even the ability to book an appointment at a local eye doctor. Complete with real-time chat, EyeXam is meant to save you time and help you stay healthy at the same time.
Instant Heart Rate measures your heart rate as soon as you place the tip of your finger on your phone’s camera. The app will detect your pulse and display your heart rate on the screen display. The app is free and is great for reaching your target heart rate during and after workouts.
As we all know, eating right is a main contributing factor to one’s health. Fooducate is an app that allows you to scan the barcodes on food, and then will rate the food Grade A through D. The letter grade helps you establish whether or not the food is actually healthy or just says it is on the front. You can submit products that aren’t yet recognized for review on the app.
Sleep is often overlooked as part of our overall health, but it is, in fact, an integral part of how we feel on a daily basis. Just as the name implies, the Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock is an alarm clock app that tracks and analyzes your sleeping patterns and shows them on a graph so that you can see when you sleep best and figure out what affects the overall quality of your sleep. This nifty app costs just $.99.
10. Calorie Tracker
Calorie Tracker is another free app that aims at helping you stay fit and healthy by tracking your exercise and food intake (calories, protein, fat, etc.). The app allows you to network and interact with a community of other people just like you who are looking to stay motivated, focused, and excited about their goals.
Whether it’s diet and exercise or keeping up with doctor’s appointments that you’re focused on, there are tons of apps out there to help you with your goal. These apps are just a small sample of the many apps out there that can help you manage every aspect of your day-to-day life and be as healthy as possible. Which app will be the first you try on your journey to healthier living?