Your Health – There’s An App for That Too!

Anthony Clavien health appThere is an app for everything these days, from help in managing your busy schedule to helping you hang a picture straight. A new and noteworthy trend, however, is apps that help you improve and maintain your health. People love to make resolutions at the start of a New Year, couple that with all those amazing technological devices many received during the holidays and let the app hunting begin. Here is a starting point that a health conscious person may consider helpful:

  • Lose It! – This app is free and mainly for people who are looking to lose weight. Quite simple to use, all one has to do to get started is enter profile information and goal weight. You will then be provided help in counting and budgeting calories, and planning meals. It will even give you feedback on how well you did for the day when you enter how much food intake and exercise took place for you that day.
  • MyNetDiary – Another free app that will help you track nutrients. The website boasts “Our 480,000 food catalog is one of the largest and most precise nutrition facts collections in the world.”
  • Fooducate – when attempting to purchase healthy food at the grocery store forget trying to read confusing labels, just scan the barcode of the item in question and let this app do the rest. It will give you a grade from A to D and help you decide if it’s right for your diet.

Another thing to keep an eye on is Apps for Healthy Kids, a fantastic competition that is part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign to end childhood obesity. The idea is to challenge industry experts and others to develop fun software tools/games that drive children to eat better and be more physically active.

Anthony Clavien

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