Smartphones. These days, just about everyone has one. What makes smartphones so fantastic are the variety of applications available for download that provide access to information at the touch of your fingertip. Some apps can really make life easy. Suri on the other hand, she’s debatable.
For those of you with iPhones, Androids or BlackBerries, here is a list of some of our favorite health, fitness and exercise apps.
***Please note: not all apps listed below are available on Android or BlackBerry smartphones.
~Get alerts you if the product you are scanning contains any
~Scan any product and get an easy to read, searchable list of
~The ability to view your workout history online.
~Manually enter workout information for other cardio or strength training
~Tweet your workouts to friends on Twitter.
~Voice feedback on things like distance, pace or speed.
The company also offers apps for running, cycling and walking.
~Track calories eaten.
~Track calories burned.
~Track carbs, protein, fat, fiber, sodium, sugar and more.
~Set diet plans and weight loss goals.
Achieve your fitness goals by eating and exercising smarter. Watch your calorie intake with a database of over 350,000 foods and find the perfect workout with detailed exercise videos.
Let’s you enter your blood pressure readings along with your pulse and weight. The app will calculate your average arterial pressure and generate graphs showing fluctuations over time.
Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock
Finds the best time during a chosen 30-minute period to wake you. You place your phone on a corner of your mattress, secure it under a contour sheet, and allow it to observe you for a few nights. Using its built-in motion sensor, the phone gets to know your sleep patterns well enough to find the best moment to wake you.
Pocket First Aid & CPR
From the American Heart Association, offers detailed instructions for assisting accident victims and those who fall ill, including video instructions for performing procedures like CPR or using a cardiac defibrillator. Some of the instructions are too lengthy and intricate to be first used during a crisis, so youll need to familiarize yourself with the content first.
An extremely simple app that lets you use your phone to replace standard mosquito repellants such as sprays and candles. Turn on the app, and your phone will emit a high-frequency pitch that is inaudible to humans but drives mosquitoes crazy enough to stay away. Solution to mosquito-borne diseases?
Makes calorie-counting easy and somewhat magical. Use your phone to snap a picture of any food or drink, and the system will automatically identify and provide the estimated caloric breakdown of your meal. Food tracking has never been easier.
Have we left out any apps that you favor for nutrition and exercise use? Let us know. We’d love to hear from you and we hope you get the opportunity to enjoy some of these apps on your smartphone!
Cheers to health in life,