It is easier than ever to use your phone to help your health – and a lot of the time, the best resources are even free. Here are 10 must-have Android apps that will help keep your eating and exercise on track, soothe you when you are stressed, help your child brush his teeth better, even guide you through an emergency. So what are you waiting for? Start downloading!
It’s easier than ever to use your phone to help your health — and a
lot of the time, the best resources are even free. Here are 10 must-have
Android apps that will help keep your eating and exercise on track,
soothe you when you’re stressed, help your child brush his teeth better,
even guide you through an emergency. So what are you waiting for? Start
Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal:
With a nutritional database of almost 600,000 foods, 350 different
exercises, multiple trackers and daily reports, this app gives you
essential tools for sticking to a healthy eating and exercise plan. It’s
also linked to a great website and community where you can get support
from fellow dieters.
Digital 3D Yoga: Bored
with your current yoga routine? Traveling and can’t hit up your usual
yoga studio? Take your practice to the next level — and on the go —
with more than 1,500 images and descriptions of different positions,
along with each move’s health benefits. Best for those who are already
familiar with yoga basics.
Daily Ab Workout: Five
minutes is all it takes to get firmer abs, featuring a routine led by a
certified personal trainer that targets all the major muscles. If you
like the results, the same company makes daily arm and butt workouts as
well — all gratis.
CrossFit Travel: Take
your workout on the road with 120 exercise routines — from squats to
planks to running — that can be done in a hotel room, no equipment
needed. Of course, they’re great at home too.
Toothbrush Helper: Want
your kids to brush for the two minutes recommended for optimal dental
health? Just hand them your phone. Silly smiley-face characters make
brushing seem like a game. They’ll be done before they even think of
5-minute Meditation: The
next time your boss yells at you or you’re stuck waiting in a long
line, start up this app. In just five minutes, its structured breathing
exercises will help you relieve anxiety and stress.
Lightning Bug Sleep Clock: This
app is a sound machine, relaxation device and alarm all in one. Soothe
yourself to sleep with the soft sounds of rain, ocean waves or white
iMeds – Medication Reference: Check
this app whenever you get a new prescription or before taking OTC meds.
It contains a database of key information on more than 7,000
FDA-approved drugs, including the proper dosage, side effects and
LearnCPR CPR/Choking: Developed
by doctors at the University of Washington, this app offers
instructional videos on how to correctly perform CPR and aid to someone
who’s choking, whether it is an infant, a child or an adult.
ICE: In Case of Emergency: This
app could save your life! In the case you can’t communicate, it will
alert first responders to your medical conditions, prescriptions and
other essential info. It also lists your emergency contacts and doctors.
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