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Healthy apps

  1. 1. Healthy Apps for Your Mobile Device Session Description: Mobile devices today can be used for more than just communication. Many people use mobile applications (or apps) to support a healthy lifestyle. The presenters will demonstrate numerous apps for weight-loss, exercise and other various medical topics. Don’t have a mobile device equipped with the Internet? You can also use your tablet or computer. All you will need is the Internet. The apps we will demonstrate are free or low cost. 2014 Student Wellness Retreat Albany, NY (Desmond) Friday, April 11, 2014 Jennifer Boisvert & Christine Paige SUNY Empire State College Jennifer.Boisvert@esc.edu Christine.Paige@esc.edu
  2. 2. Overview • Definition • Apps • Weight Loss • Fitness • Healthy Eating • Medical • Q & A
  3. 3. Definition - App “An application, typically a small, specialized program downloaded onto mobile devices” (Dictionary.com, 2014).
  4. 4. Apps for Weight Loss
  5. 5. Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker • Large food database • Customize your nutrition goals • Progress graphs • Peer support • Barcode scanner • Recipe calculator • Create custom foods • Track nutrition • Tracks exercise iTunes: Yes Droid: Yes Cost: Free iTunes Google Play Video
  6. 6. LoseIt • Large food database • Customize your nutrition goals • Progress graphs • Peer support • Barcode scanner • Recipe calculator • Create custom foods • Track nutrition • Tracks exercise iTunes: Yes Droid: Yes Cost: Free iTunes Google Play How it works
  7. 7. Livestrong - Calorie Tracker LITE • Helps you reach your diet, weight loss and fitness goals by tracking your daily calories and exercise. • Comprehensive online food journal containing over a million food and fitness items. iTunes: Yes Droid: Yes Cost: Free/.99 iTunes Google Play More info
  8. 8. Fooducate • Lose weight, track your progress, and eat real food. • This APP looks beyond the calories and helps you eat healthy and tasty. • Scan a product barcode to see what’s really in your food. • Fooducate will also show you healthier alternatives. iTunes: Yes Droid: Yes Cost: Free iTunes Google Play More info
  9. 9. Diet Assistant Diet Assistant is a successful dieting tool for people who want to lose, maintain or gain weight as well as carry out a healthy lifestyle. Some of the features include: • Healthy diet plans, highly customizable • Shopping / Grocery list (Press Menu -> Shopping List on “My Diet”) • Weight-loss manager with progress charts • Sleek, intuitive and simple to use user interface • Home screen widget • Customizable alerts iTunes: Yes Droid: Yes Cost: Free iTunes Google PlayMore info
  10. 10. MyScorePlus • MyScore Plus is a very simple and lightweight tool that will save you time and help you stay on track. • It is the fastest way to calculate and keep track of your daily food intake. iTunes: Yes Droid: Yes Cost: $2.99/.99 iTunes Google Play More info
  11. 11. Apps for Fitness
  12. 12. Cardiograph • Cardiograph is an application which measures your heart rate. • You can save your results for future reference. • Keep track of multiple people with individual profiles. • Add notes and locations, and even print out your measurements for sharing or safe keeping. iTunes: Yes Droid: Yes Cost: $1.99/Free http://macropinch.com/cardiograph iTunes Google Play
  13. 13. Map My Run/Walk • Fitness tracking application that enables you to use the built-in GPS of your mobile device to track all of your fitness activities. • Record your workout details, including duration, distance, pace, speed, elevation, calories burned, and route traveled on an interactive map. • Save and upload your workout data to the app then you can view your route workout data, and comprehensive workout history. iTunes: Yes Droid: Yes Cost: Free/ Pro $2.99 MapMyRun iTunes Google Play MapMyWalk iTunes Google Play http://www.mapmyrun.com/us/ http://www.mapmywalk.com/us/
  14. 14. Nike+ Running • Tracks your runs and helps you reach your goals -- whether it’s running your first race, or setting a new personal record. • Get the measurement and motivation you need to run farther and faster than ever before. iTunes: Yes Droid: Yes Cost: $1.99 iTunes Google PlayMore info
  15. 15. RockMyRun • Running & workout music. • RockMyRun is scientifically proven to help you perform better during your next workout. iTunes: Yes Droid: Yes Cost: Free iTunes Google Play More info
  16. 16. 7 Minute Workout • 12 high intensity bodyweight exercises • 30 seconds per exercise • 10 seconds rest between exercises. iTunes: Yes Droid: Yes Cost: Free iTunes Google Play More info
  17. 17. Gym Pact • Pact is the most effective way to finally keep your healthy resolutions this year. • Earn cash for living healthy, paid by members who don’t. iTunes: Yes Droid: Yes Cost: Free iTunes Google Play More info
  18. 18. Apps for Healthy Eating
  19. 19. Allrecipes Dinner Spinner • Collection of recipes, photos, ratings, and reviews iTunes: Yes Droid: No Cost: Free Itunes
  20. 20. FitCal • Fitness Calculator • Keep track of: • Diet • Nutrients • Basal metabolic rate • Body mass index • Target heart rate iTunes: Yes Droid: Yes Cost: Free iTunes Google Play
  21. 21. Pepperplate • Manage recipes • Create menus • Plan dinner parties • Share recipes • Create a shopping list iTunes: Yes Droid: Yes Cost: Free Pepperplate
  22. 22. BigOven • Upload and share recipes • Leftover ideas • Search recipes by: • Keyword • Ingredients iTunes: Yes Droid: Yes Cost: Free BigOven
  23. 23. Apps for Medical Resources
  24. 24. Up Coffee • Track caffeine levels • See how caffeine impacts your body and sleep • Purchase a wrist band to track movement and motions and then upload it to app for more detailed information iTunes: Yes Droid: No Cost: Free Up Coffee
  25. 25. iPharmacy • Recalls and alerts on medicine • Medication forms • Search on medication • Upcoming appointments reminders • Identify pills • Closest pharmacy • Prescription discount card • Forums iTunes: Yes Droid: Yes Cost: Free iPharmacy
  26. 26. HealthTap • Information for: • Doctors (network and virtual practice) • Patients (get answers to questions) • Medical groups (medical collaboration and find patients) • Developers (create features and apps) • Information peer reviewed iTunes: Yes Droid: Yes Cost: Free HealthTap
  27. 27. ZocDoc • Find doctors within insurance network • Read doctor reviews • View doctor’s available times and book on the spot • Keep track of appointments iTunes: Yes Droid: Yes Cost: Free ZocDoc
  28. 28. Stress Check • Keep track of stress levels • Measure heart rate • Identify stressors • Eliminate stressors iTunes: Yes Droid: Yes Cost: Free Stress Check
  29. 29. Healthy Habits • Tips on creating a healthy lifestyle • Calendar to track progress • Share results via social media iTunes: Yes Droid: Coming soon Cost: Free Healthy Habits
  30. 30. Questions
  31. 31. References
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