App, app, app – there’s one for every possible want or need these days, but are we really using this technology to our advantage? Sure, games, instant messaging and social media apps are great and they’ve changed the way we communicate, but there’s so much more out there!
Apps that can actually change your life
It’s time for you to embrace the awesome health apps that are available on Android and Apple devices. Here, we’ll take a look at apps that will be your digital personal trainer in your pocket!
First, ask yourself: ‘what do I need to know before I start my exercise programme?’
- Blood pressure
- Heart rate
- Types of exercises
- Nutritional advice
Here’re some great, FREE apps to help you on your journey to your perfect body!
Calorie Counter – MyFitnessPal
Wow! Talk about an all-in-one weight loss app! Not only does it count the number of calories you are burning on a daily basis, it also:
- Allows you to set daily calorie burning goals
- Will show you how many calories you’re getting from your daily food intake
- Allows you to create daily diary entries of what you are eating at each meal and tells you how many calories is in each food item
- Show your progress in graph form (exercise and nutrition)
- Allows you to sync the app with your friends so you can see their goals and progress. You work together as a team!
Heart rate monitor
The majority of top-end smartphones have this capability built in, but if yours doesn’t, a heart rate monitor is important because:
- Allows you to take an accurate reading on your phone wherever you are!
- Records and stores the rate
- Shows you if it’s too low, good or too high
This is a wonderful app that provides you with up-to-date health and wellness news that is tailored for you. Unlike other apps, you can talk to a real doctor anytime, anywhere. The app allows you to:
- Connect with a doctor via one-on-one text chats
- Speak to a doctor
Simply sign up on our website. download the free Hello Doctor app from the Google Play or iTunes store. Then you can ask our doctors anything that’s on your mind, and they will get back to you within 1 hour!