An Appetite for Apps: Using Technology to Improve Your Health
Whether they are used for checking e-mail, sending text messages, or surfing the Web, cell phones certainly perform many functions. For most people, their cell phone is their connection to the outside world, and they would not leave home without it. However, some people do not realize that cell phones can help them live a healthier lifestyle.
There are many applications available (most of which can be downloaded free of charge) that help people keep track of their nutritional intake and weight loss progress, and help choose the healthiest foods while grocery-shopping.
Smart phones offer several applications for healthier eating and weight loss. If you are looking for some assistance with getting healthier, take some time to see what your phone has to offer.
This is an app and a website where people can log in and track their diet and exercise. After completing the health profile, MyFitnessPal will give you your estimated calorie goal. This application has some great features like an extensive food database, a barcode scanner, and a way to import recipes straight from your favorite website (online version only). The app can also sync with fitness devices like the FitBit!
As the name of it implies, the goal of this app is weight loss. It allows you to set a weight-loss goal for yourself and then helps you develop a timeline and calorie level for meeting that goal. You can then enter the foods you eat to keep you on track with your daily caloric goal.
This app lets you create diet plans, track your weight, and monitor your progress while on the go. It also helps you choose the healthiest foods in your diet plan.