Health Apps

Your smartphone can help assist your health and fitness goals



Smartphones are becoming a handy tool to monitor your health.

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From mapping your moods to measuring steps, these popular apps — used alone or together — offer all that’s needed to inspire and support personal mind and body health and fitness goals.

Fitocracy:
This social fitness network works for anyone needing a fun environment with lots of support to stay on track with exercise and health habits. www.fitocracy.com

Brightly:
Using geolocation and indoor/outdoor tracking, the app monitors current and cumulative UV exposure. www.getbrightly.com

MyFitnessPal and MyPlate:
Lose weight the smart way with either of these two calorie-counting apps that are so much more. www.myfitnesspal.com, 
www.choosemyplate.gov

Equanimity:
Pure and simple, this iOS-only app is the essential meditation timer and tracker. itunes.apple.com

Moves:
This free “fitness companion” uses smartphone sensors to measure steps, runs, and rides. www.moves-app.com

iTriage:
Part symptoms decoder, part physician reference, this app is a godsend for parents and anyone else curious about what ails them. www.itriagehealth.com

HealthTap:
Ask any health question and get answers from a real M.D. within 24 hours. Local physician referrals are also part 
of the program. www.healthtap.com

RunKeeper:
A perennial favorite for runners and cyclists, the app is a winner for both tracking and training. runkeeper.com

Moodscope:
Designed to overcome depression, the app tracks your mood every day using an online card game and supportive community of friends and family. 
www.moodscope.com

 

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