Apps Help You To New Year's Health
You got the new tablet or mobile device for Christmas. You're filled with determination to make 2014 the year you get fit and stay healthy. Now all you need are the tools that help your device help you to fulfill your resolution.
Fortunately, the Apple, Android, and Windows stores are bristling with apps that claim to do just that, though it can be a challenge to know where to start. The best approach is to read reviews and test out some of the free ones to see which works best for you.
But while these apps may be great for general fitness, they may not deliver other information you need to stay healthy. However, the US Department of Health & Human Services has recently produced a guide to a whole stack of mobile device programs that focus on specific aspects of health, providing the information and guidance you need to tackle challenges from quitting smoking to building a health plan for your entire family.
Here's a sampling:
NCI Quit Pal (iOS) Quit Start (iOS) and Quit Guide (iOS and Android) offer lots of resources to support you on your quest to quit smoking. (For mobile users, there are dozens more quit-smoking apps in the Windows, Android, Kindle, and Windows 8 stores.)
52 Weeks for Women's Health (Android, iOS) covers 52 topics and helps you keep track of medication, allergies, and other health issues.
BMI Calculator (iOS). Get to grips with one of the key indicators of disease risk - Body Mass Index.
CDC App (Android, iOS, Windows). A fantastic resource of articles and tips from the Centers for Disease Control. Regularly updated.
Flu View (iOS). Keep track of flu outbreaks across the US so you can be prepared for when it's heading your way.
My Dietary Supplements (Most devices, including Kindle Fire) for a record of supplements that you can share with your health profes-sional.
MyMedList (iOS). Similar to the above app but used for securely recording your medications, for personal and professional reference.
MyFamily (iOS) helps you to create a health plan for your family based on the Affordable Care Act.
Find links, details and more apps at http://tinyurl.com/hhs-apps
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