By Gary Gianetti, MS, CPT
Millions of different applications for your technology devices focus on improving health and lifestyle habits. These apps are flooding the quantum self market as people want to track and learn more about their health.
It can be overwhelming when you enter the Android or iTunes Market and try to find the right health app. This list may help you get a jumpstart to integrate technology and accountability into your life. Get healthier and make it easier to stay well by using your technology device.
These apps can help you monitor fitness changes. You can also see how often you are gogin to the gym and get new exercise ideas to keep it fun when you are exercising.
There are people who like numbers and those who don’t. These apps are for those who like to see graphs, pictures, and numbers to track their activity frequency and intensity.
Lose It- http://www.loseit.com/
Personal and Group Competition
Compete with yourself and others and see how you stack up. These apps help you compare to the others in your community. Did you ride or run faster than others? Did you beat your last time?
Health starts with good eating and good recipes to fuel your body. These apps provide easy ways to create healthy shopping lists, calorie counts, and more.
Lifestyle and Brain Health
It is important to maintain a healthy mind to maintain a healthy body. Research shows stimulating the mind is good for your health. Try these apps to keep your brain in the game.
You can even make a difference for others by exercising for yourself. Use one of these apps to donate to charity and help you maintain your goals.
Charity Miles- http://www.charitymiles.org/
Embrace technology and allow it to enable you to get fitter, healthier, and happier. Using social constructs and technology have been proven to improve health and maintain healthy lifestyle changes. People who have used apps for weight loss have had higher rates of success than those who don’t use apps. Have fun while you get it done.
Some of these App Ideas came from: http://greatist.com/health/best-health-fitness-apps