Friday, February 22, 2013

Four Interesting Health Apps

Your smartphone is your everything nowadays. It functions as a phone, an Internet device, a music player, even a cookbook. It also serves a fantastic function in that it can keep you healthy. Health apps are on the rise, and they vary from fitness apps to healthy lifestyle apps.

If you use your smartphone to live a healthier lifestyle, you’re smart because you’re taking full advantage of its capabilities. And if you don’t have any health apps on your smartphone, you should start downloading some today. These apps and other mobile applications by Simplikate will make you feel better. Check out these health related apps that you should put on your smartphone in order to start living a healthier life.

Sodium 101

Sodium 101 is a fantastic app that helps you watch your salt intake. This free app helps you reduce your sodium intake, which can help prevent against nasty diseases and illnesses. Sodium 101 lets you track your sodium intake based on your age group, and it lets you compare the amount of sodium in different foods. The app even translates how many shakes of salt is in any given food, which gives you a visual image to help make smart decisions when it comes to eaten foods with lots of sodium.


Zombies, Run!

“Zombies, Run!” sounds more like a game than a health app, and in essence it’s kind of both. This app encourages healthy running by simulating a zombie apocalypse to help get you motivated and outrun the zombies. Basically, you run from township to township in order to collect supplies and outrun the zombies. The app lets you create playlists with your own music, and integrates the story into the playlist.

As you run, you collect supplies like medicine, ammo, and batteries. And when you’re home, you can use those supplies to build up your base to ward off the attacks. It’s a great way to encourage yourself to run more, because you have to save the population!

WebMD

The WebMD mobile app gives you all the information found on the WebMD website in a convenient mobile app form. It has the popular symptom identifier feature which is found on the website, and also has tips and articles on how to live a healthier lifestyle. It’s free, too, making it a great reference tool for just about everyone.

Couch-to-5K

The Couch-to-5K app from the Active Network is a great app to help you get off your couch and across the finish line of a 5K in just 9 short weeks. At the beginning of your training, you’ll be able to choose a trainer who will help you through the process of becoming ready to run a 5K.

All it takes is thirty minutes of exercise, three times a week for just nine weeks and you’ll be ready for your 5K. This app lets you log your workouts and your personal bests, so you can track your progress along the away. You won’t believe how great you feel after a few weeks with this app!

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