6 Ways to Track Your Health and Well-being
28 April, 2021
Your health is extremely important. During these times, we have to keep track of our well-being, especially during the coronavirus wave. Being in tune with your body can help strengthen your immune system, and allow you to know if your body can fight against diseases and spreading them to others.
We use technology for almost everything now, why not use it to track health too? Of course, a regular check-up to a primary care doctor is necessary but not needed for every little thing. Online health technology is quick and accessible and will keep your potential worry about COVID-19 at ease. Here are some fresh and innovative health technology options that will track almost everything related to your body!
1.My Fitness Pal
This free tool tracks your weight, food, and water intake. It allows you to bring awareness and make changes to your diet, exercise, and sleep habits. My Fitness Pal's food tracking is one of the best because they offer nutrition information for millions of different foods and offer a detailed view of what you’re eating. My Fitness Pal is available for iOS and Android.
2. Apple’s Health
The new Health app consolidates data from your iPhone. It not only tracks your food but also your fitness in the background of your exercise. You can store your cholesterol, blood pressure, or steps and review them over time. It also allows you to compare your fitness activity with the last months, to see how you might've improved or slacked off. For the women, the Health app also creates simple graphical charts so you can quickly review cycle length and variation.
Given the name, this application helps keep you aware of the food products you buy at your grocery store. It allows you to scan your barcodes and prompts you with information on the positives and negatives of the product for your health. Fooducate also traces your current mood, sleep levels, and prompts you with an alert if you’re about to intake something unhealthy.
Typing your symptoms into Google, and self-diagnosing yourself is not always the best idea. Try presenting your question to HealthTap. This free downloadable application has a database full of doctor professionals. Without, taking a trip to the doctor’s office, it connects patients with a physician that will give precise and actionable recommendations.
Happify amplifies mental health and is focused on relieving stress, and eliminating negative thoughts. Stress and negative thoughts can decrease your emotional health and are linked to the leading causes of death, heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, and many more health issues. Happify is free to download and helps increase your emotional state, which raises your body’s wellbeing.
6. Instant Heart Rate
Instant Heart Rate, measures your heart rate when you just hold your finger up to the camera lens. This application is one of the first, fastest, and most accurate mobile heart rate monitors. Depending on your age, size, and fitness your heart rate can and will change. Follow your heart rate on the go, with this app today!
Try including some or all of these different free and low-costing downloadable apps into your routine today! This health technology will uplevel your preventive care and keep you up to date with your body's ever-evolving changes. Knowing more about your body wouldn’t hurt, especially since the CDC is calling for anti-body coronavirus testing in California.