Staying healthy is a top priority for millions of people from around the world. Because of the constant development of technology, it is easier to live a healthy lifestyle than ever before. One way that many people find helps them is through applications. Mobile phones and tablets are prevalent in everyday activities, so health and lifestyle applications are the perfect way to fill in your life with healthy options. Below are a few examples of apps that work great for a healthy lifestyle.
Pocket First Aid & CPR
This option is a no-brainer, especially if you have children. This application was created by the American Heart Association and will help you with common first aid scenarios. From a snake bit to choking, this app covers all common instances when first aid may be needed. CPR and AED information is included to help in life-saving incidents.
Drugs.com Medication App
With this app, anyone on medication can find great assistance. With this application, you can keep track of your prescription information and find out if you can take other medication for common issues alongside your regular medication such as upset stomach or pain medication. This app will help you as well when you visit a doctor or specialist so that you can have a list of all medications you are taking in one place.
This application is great if you want to stay in shape or count calories. With this application, you simply enter in a few personal details and then everyday load your meals. You can even scan items and instantly find the type of food you are eating so that keeping track is simple. You can keep a daily record of both eating and exercise so that you know you are meeting your daily calorie and nutrition needs to either lose weight or maintain your weight. Link with friends for encouragement by finding their profiles via the application.
With this application, parents will find a great sense of ease. This application provides information for when your child is sick. You can compare your child’s symptoms to information found within the app. The information found was created the American Academy of Pediatrics and can be trusted to help you diagnose what is wrong with your child. The app will help you determine what your child’s symptoms mean as well as if you should seek emergency treatment.
If you have trouble with knowing what type of foods to eat, Fooducate is a great app choice for you. With this app you can scan a barcode or enter in the food name to find out information such as calorie count, sodium, fat, sugars and more. This information comes in very handy when you are trying to lose weight or watch calories to avoid overeating. The app also scores each food so you can see which option is healthier and better for you to enjoy.
These apps are just a few great options for staying healthy in 2013. Do a little research on your own and determine which apps meet your lifestyle needs and can help you stay healthy while on the go!
Rachel Smith is a freelance writer who has immense knowledge in the health care sector. She also writes content for northwest pharmacy.
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