Technology is a huge part of our lives now. With smartphones you can do virtually anything from a device that fits in your pocket, including monitor and assess your health. If you are looking to make use of this technology to keep track of your health and have recently invested in an Android phone, we are going to have a look at four of the best health apps currently available.
If you are specifically looking for something that will act as a companion to your workouts and exercise sessions, Fitbit Coach may just the app you need. With this you enter your specific goals and it will create customized workout content, programs and a full curriculum that are all dictated and driven by data about your own health and body.
The app is free to download. However, you will need to invest in an upfront subscription of $40 a year or $8 a month, whichever suits you best. If you find it hard to design workouts by yourself, this may be worth the investment.
Regarding your daily and weekly fitness and healthy living, do you sometimes wish you had a little nudge in the right direction? That little bit of encouragement that helps you stay on track. This is what you get with Nudge. It connects you to your friends and gives you the chance to challenge them. You can also use it with Withings and Garmin-designed health apps to create your own score based on 30 days of activity. The nudge comes in the form of being able to share and contrast this score with your friends and family. It also has a well-thought-out logging function too.
One of the keys to improving your fitness and health in general is understanding what is happening internally. Therefore, if you never pay attention to what you put in your mouth and what ingredients are used in it, how will you ever be able to design a diet that is best for you. The app known as Fooducate is ideal for looking at food not just in terms of the calorie count, but all aspects of it. It enables you to keep a record of your food and you can scan barcodes of food you eat to get a bespoke nutrition score.
This is great because it helps you to fully appreciate the why not just the what about choosing fruit and healthier options over those lovely choccies you enjoy.
Are you a fan of MMORPG games like WOW and the ilk? Would you be more interested and excited about improving your body and health if it was like creating a character in one of those games?
With Fitocracy, you can. You can improve your fitness and health by participating in various tasks and gaining experience to enable you to “level up” in real life, just as you would in a game. You have a wealth of great advice and amazing workouts at the touch of a button, as well as a well-connected community of people doing the same as you.
Which ones will you download?