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SMART APPS FOR HEALTH

by The Welthi Bureau 5th July, 2019

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Smartphones can do a lot more than just help you get connected, communicate, and be entertained. They can even keep you healthy and fit by making you follow a strict exercise and diet regimen. Cell phones can be your personal trainers, what with a multitude of apps that can be customised to suit an individual’s need, available at the touch of the screen.

Cell phones enable us to know if we have worked out properly, eaten right, have our blood sugar level under control, etc., and even compare ourselves with others working towards the same health goals and keep abreast with them.

Here are some helpful health apps:

 

APPS FOR BODY BUILDING

 

Stronglifts 5x5

 

This application enables an individual understand if the action plan being followed to strengthen the body and exercises are giving the desired results.

FitnessBuilder

 

Enjoy 400 workouts and more than 500 exercises in 16 multi-week fitness plans, as well as a complete body stat tracker and personal trainer.

MyFitnessPal

 

Among the most popular fitness apps, ithelps one know the details of more than 20 lakh edible products, along with diet plans to gain and lose weight.

Nike Training Club

 

There are more than 100 workouts and related video demonstrations available on this app.  The speciality of this app is that it gives intelligent training to get the desired results. Knowing your progress is vital, and this app helps track it.

 

Strava

 

A popular app among runners and cyclists, it helps one know the distance travelled through walking or cycling. It also helps knowyour performance in comparison with others.

 

Epicurean Bodybuilder

 

Details of nearly 30,000 edible products, including their nutritional value, calories, etc., are available on this app. It also helps fitness freaks prepare high-nutrition snacks and meals through detailed recipes.

 

Instagram

 

On this app site, more than 10 crore people post the different dishes they have eaten in the last one month.

Lose It!

This app helps in losing excess weight, and provides information like present weight and the fat you want to lose.The app chalks out an action plan to shed extra flab, and also suggests the type of food that will enable you to reach your goal.

 

APPS FOR MENTAL HEALTH

 

Gratitude Journal

Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. Acknowledging and thanking for what we were gifted with will help us have more. This app was designed based on this concept.

 

SleepCycle

 

This intelligent app keeps track of one’s sleep pattern and wakes you up during light sleep to avoid the irritation and laziness associated with deep slumber. Waking up during light sleep makes one feel like waking up naturally without an alarm clock.

 

 

APPS TO HIT NEW EXERCISE HIGHS

 

Couchto5K

 

This app will work miracles for those who would like to hit the track and take part in 5K even without any earlier practise in running. This will provide the training necessary to take part in the run by training you for 30 minutes for 3 days in a week for eight weeks. Once you get trained, you are ready to be a part of the 5K run.

 

Zombies, Run!

 

It will make the usual run on the treadmill or in the park lively, by making it look like a videogame, where you are being chased by zombies and the only way to save yourselves from them is torun!

 

TabataTrainer

 

Think you just have 4 minutes. Soon you can switch on this app and make use of the free time for exercise.With this app, you can exercise for 20 seconds and then take rest for 10 seconds. However, it burns fat, it is fast and versatile.

 

EXERCISE FOR BRAINLUMOSITY

 

Brain Trainer

 

This app works in four areas, i.e. memory, reaction, logic and focus. It also improves creativity.

 

PocketYoga

 

This app has gained popularity as it helps you practise yoga at your own pace in the comfort of your own home.The app enables you learn yoga even when there is no Wi-Fi available. The app provides detailed voice and visual instructions that guide you through every pose, and also maintains an ongoing log of all your yoga practices to help you track progress.


 Disclaimer: Welthi.com does not guarantee any specific results as a result of the procedures mentioned here, and the results may vary from person to person. Read more
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