The Best, Healthy Apps

The slogan “There’s an app for that” has become cliché and overused, but that doesn’t make it any less true, especially when it comes to your health. From fitness to dieting, there are a ton of apps out there to help motivate and educate you. Fitness and Exercise Getting in shape can be tough, but luckily there are now hundreds of apps that can act as your own personal trainer. From simple pedometer apps like Moves that track each of your movements, to more advanced interfaces like MyFitnessPal that helps you set goals and track them, there is something there for everyone. There are even apps full of in-cubicle yoga routines for when you are at work! Running Whether you are an advanced marathoner or just starting out in new running shoes, there are lots of running apps. Runkeeper uses the GPS on your phone to track and time your runs. There are apps that help plan your workouts to take you from being a couch potato to running a 5k in only a matter of weeks, like Couch25K....

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Keep a Personal Health Record

One of the first steps to being healthy is keeping a record of your health. Journaling is a great way to do this. Unfortunately, many people have a hard time being consistent and knowing what to record. But keeping a record is a great way to get in shape or figure out if you have any major health issues. Routine Make sure to track everything in a consistent manner. This will not only help you notice trends in your body, but it will help you remember to do it! Record what you eat (and how much!) right after every meal. Then, at a specific time each day, such as before bed, write down any symptoms you have had throughout the day. Where Make sure you have a spot specifically dedicated to recording all your fitness information. Buy a small notebook or a fitness app on your phone. Keep it in the same place and always accessible. Record Everything This is your body, and you want to take care of it. Write down any goals you have and the progress...

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Home Medical Equipment

Each home should have certain medical tools to monitor personal health. You don’t want to have to run to the store-or worse, the hospital-every time you injure yourself or fall ill. If you keep this home medical equipment stocked, your health is in good hands with just you. OTC Drugs Over-the-counter medicine is important to have on hand. From headaches to menstrual cramps to colds, ibuprofin and advil go a long way. Keep good stock on hand. You don’t want to be home alone and all out of Dayquil when you have a cold and haven’t showered in 3 days. Bandages This includes both adhesive band-aids and wrap bandages. You might think that wrap bandages are a little extreme, but if you hurt your ankle, you do not want to injure it worse by walking on it before you can get to the doctor. Cleansers Antiseptic will always be important. You need to sterilize any cut or scrape, in addition to any equipment (personal or not) before using it. Monitor Your Own Health It is very easy to get...

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Smart and Healthy Phone

Lucky for you, your smart phone can make it easier for you to keep track of your health and habits. There are a lot of apps available to check out.

Journal It Up

No, I'm not talking about "Dear Diary" journaling. Keeping a record is a great way to monitor your health and see where you can improve your daily health habits.

Routine Is Key

Your health is important, and luckily, those around you understand that. There are many other tools out there for you to use to monitor your health.