You use it for photos, music, online shopping, and checking email – but did you know that your smartphone is also a convenient health tool? Download these apps to keep your heart health in check when you’re on the go.
Withings Health Mate (see left)
The Withings Health Mate app uses sensors in your iPhone to record and keep track of your heart rate and everyday activity. There is also a feature for you to message your Health Mate friends so a source of motivation is always available.
We all know your heart loves all forms of physical activity. This app takes the old, boring gym routine to a whole new level. The app is accompanied with GPS technology to help plan your next outdoor adventure. It will record your time, distance and speed for each activity so you can monitor your progress overtime. For days where the weather is bad, the app has in-workout photos and online workout access features.
Heart Health Mobile
A key to preventing heart disease is knowing your risk. This app not only targets individuals who may be at high risk for heart disease but it also provides a risk assessment. The app will then help you find nearby screening facilities for blood pressure and cholesterol.
Finding a healthy snack just got a lot easier! This app lets you scan the barcode of any food product. It will then analyze the nutrition facts and ingredients in the product to give you a personalized nutrition grade. The app can help you find healthier alternatives and keep track of your intake.
Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock
A good night’s sleep is important for optimal heart health. This app helps you achieve the best night’s sleep possible. Set a 30 minute time window in which you want to wake up. The app will analyze your sleep and wake you up when your sleep is lightest. Waking up in your lightest sleep phase will make sure you get the most rest.
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