Do you remember the days when a phone was just a phone? A device for making and receiving phone calls? Nowadays phones are so sophisticated that they’ve become a part of us. Everyone is addicted to their phone. We use it for social media, for playing and even for staying healthy. There are apps for almost anything we can think of. Stay with us while we show you a list of health apps that will keep you in shape, help you stay healthy and have fun while doing it.
10. British National Formulary App
This app gives you all you need to know about thousands of medicines, including indications, side effects and doses. It’s basically an entire encyclopedia in one simple to use mobile app that will save you a lot of time and provides all the information you should know about meds.
Another great health app is NHS. This iPhone app helps you track how much alcohol you are drinking by calculating it into units. It also gives you free personalized feedback. So next time you’re out partying make sure you consult the NHS so that you know when you’ve had too many tequila shots.
8. Instant Heart Rate Monitor
This useful little app will show you your heart beat on the monitor, measuring the heart rate in an instant. It uses the camera of the iPhone to detect the pulse from the fingertip. It sounds fun, we know. You just put your finger on the camera and Instant Heart Rate will beep in the rhythm of your pulse. This is one of the most popular health apps with over 25 million people using it.
7. The Walk App
This is one fun app. It’s called The Walk and it’s designed to help us walk more by turning walking into an exciting adventure game. After a bomb explodes you are given a package that could save humanity. In order to stay alive you have to keep walking. This app is a great way to exercise without getting bored. It’s the perfect combination between a health app and a game.
6. Sleep Cycle
Sleep Cycle app was designed to make waking up easy. It works as an intelligent alarm clock, analyzing the phases of sleep so that we wake up and start the day feeling more rested and relaxed. This app is recommended for those suffering from sleep disorders like insomnia. This is one of our favorite health apps ( some of our colleagues at SmashingTops could really need it).
5. My Medical
This health app will keep the records of all your personal medical information. It’s a replacement for medical paper records that are very hard to follow and can be misplaced at any time. With My Medical app you have all the info in one secure place: your phone. It also keeps the medical records of all your family members.
This is a very smart health app that helps us spot the bad additives, chemicals and preservatives in the food we buy from the supermarket. It provides specific info regarding every ingredient listed on the package, explaining what those ingredients are and how they can affect our health. This way we will always be in control of what we’re eating.
This iPhone app will help those who want to lose some weight. You set how many calories you want to eat daily and the app will record the exercises you make and the food you eat in order to achieve your dream weight. You can download this health app for free and start losing some weight the fun way. Who needs gym anymore?
2. Nike Training Club
The Nike Training Club is a free app that works as your personal fitness trainer. It features detailed instructions and audio support for 130 exercises designed to build your strength and improve your body condition. This is one of those cool health apps that will help you track the details of your progress and workout history. We highly recommended. It works.
1. Water Your Body
We all know that we should drink at least 2 l of water daily. But how many of us really do it? Most of us drink water only when we’re really thirsty, right? With this health app you will never forget to drink water ever again because it will remind you and track your water drinking habits.
Other health apps worth mentioning are:
RunKeeper, MyNetDiary, Fooducate, Lose It!, Cardiograph, UHear, EyeXam, Glucose Buddy, HealthTap, The Big White Wall, Diabetes Risk Checker, Sliders, Phobia Free, Headache Diary Pro.
This was our list of fun and useful health apps that you should try. What are your favorite? What apps do you use to stay healthy or for watching your weight? Please share with us in the comment section below.