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There’s an APP for that!—using technology to take care of your health

By October 1, 2014April 1st, 2015Physician Articles for Patients

Shilpa Kshatriya, MD

We are increasingly becoming a technology driven population, spending hours on the computer or on our smart phones. Why not use technology to our advantage and better our health with such tools.

Here are some helpful “healthful” apps:


Map My Run GPS Running –tracks and logs your distance, calculates calories and discover new running routes

Runkeeper- tracks your fitness statistics like heart rae , distance and time. You can also set goals and deadlines.


Pedometer GPS- counts your steps and your distance and monitors your progress. If you have a desk job at work this can motivate you to keep yourself more active.


My Fitness Pal- is a great app to monitor your diet, nutrients and calories, tracks your weight as well records your daily exercise activities. You can also share your progress with your friends.

Foodily Recipes- find healthy recipes on this app and get daily recipes from your favorite chef

Fooducate-scans barcodes of products and provides you with nutritional information about that product.


Web Md app-provides useful health information on symptoms, diseases and drugs.


Walgreens app- functions as a pill reminder, allows you to refill your meds by scan, can create a shopping list, and allows you to earn Rewards with activities like walking.


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