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How Smartphone Apps Can Help You Improve Your Health

By Edited Feb 13, 2014 0 0

Smartphones are everywhere nowadays. With their help, you can create a monthly budget, plan a vacation, manage your schedule, shop online, watch videos, and play games.  Aside from that, they can also help you improve your health.

From helping you keep track of your fitness goals to assisting you in getting rid of your stubborn fat, it’s now easy for you to become healthier with the help of smartphone apps. Even medical practitioners nowadays use various apps to help them manage their own health. Some of them even recommend the use of fitness apps among their patients.

If you’re trying to lose weight, gain some muscle, or just maintain your health, then you should strongly consider using the smartphone applications enumerated below.

  1. 1.    All-in Yoga

If you are into yoga, then this app is perfect for you. It will help you create your own routine and will assist you in designing a program that will suit your level of expertise, objectives, and schedule. With this app’s extensive database of yoga poses filled with complete instructions, you’ll surely become an expert practitioner in no time.

  1. 2.    My Fitness Pal

If you are looking for a social networking app that will allow you to communicate with other health conscious individuals, then My Fitness Pal is suitable for you. It’s like Facebook but more focused on helping you achieve your fitness goals. With this app, you can create a profile, share your weight loss achievements, and make updates. Moreover, you can also comment on other users’ statuses and give them motivational messages. In addition, this app also has a log and food journal where you can keep track of your caloric intake and determine the amount of protein, carbohydrates, and fats in your meals.

  1. 3.    Fitness Builder

If you are an exercise buff, then this app should be in your arsenal. Among the hundreds of fitness applications available in the virtual market today, this one contains the biggest collection of exercises. It also has videos and images to help you achieve proper execution and form. And to top it off, this app has all the fitness tools you will need. It will even allow you to work with your own virtual personal instructor if you want to.




  1. 4.    Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock


Exercising and eating right are not the only important components of good health. Sufficient, quality sleep is essential as well. Now if you want to monitor how much quality bed time you are getting, then you should download this app. Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock works by recording the patterns of your sleep and by giving you information on the amount of deep sleep you usually get each night. Aside from that, it also has a feature that allows you to set an alarm on a given time frame instead of a specific time. It will only trigger your phone’s alarm when you are already in the light phase of sleep. And if you wake up during this phase, you will feel more revitalized and refreshed.


  1. 5.    ZocDoc


Finding the right doctor or dentist is now easy with the help of this app. ZocDoc helps you access the things you need to know about a medical practitioner such as his education and field of expertise. Aside from that, this app also provides reviews that will help you make the right decision as who to trust your healthcare with.


There you have it—the five smartphone apps that will help you lose weight, gain some muscle, sleep well, and achieve your fitness goals. Improve your health today by downloading and using them.



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