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

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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:

RUNNING

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.

WALKING

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.

WATCHING YOUR CALORIE INTAKE

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.

EDUCATION

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

PHARMACY

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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