Do you need a way to keep track of your medications? Do you need to take medications more than once a day and find it difficult to remember? If so, Mango Health is your answer. It not only provides reminders, but valuable medication information too. Plus, you have the opportunity to earn points and win prizes. If you want all of that in a colorful, easy to ready package – then Mango Health is your app! Continue reading →
If you want an app that allows you to track your food and help you make smart food choices, then Fooducate is the app for you. You can set goals, enter your meals and record your exercise. You may be asking yourself how is this one different from the other apps that record your meals? What it does is grade the foods you are eating so that you can learn to make better choices. Or, you may wish to eat foods that are not genetically modified, but don't know which ones are. This app can help there too. Knowledge is power (according to Francis Bacon) - and this app helps you find that knowledge. Continue reading →
Are you looking for an easy pedometer app? One that keeps running in the background, doesn't require a lot of settings adjustments? If you are, Moves, is the app for you. And if an app ever deserved a theme song, Moves does. I declare "I like to move it" by Will.i.am as their official song. Continue reading →
There are a number of 5K training apps on the market and many of them are very well planned and can provide you with the instruction you need. But, after trying Zombies, Run! 5K, I can tell you this is the first one that is so interesting that I can't wait to go out and train again. It is a combination of training and edge-of-your-seat story telling - with you as part of the story. Continue reading →
All parts of the body need exercise—the brain, perhaps, as much or more than others. One easy way to keep your brain fit is to use the MindSharp app. You can test your attention, memory and visualization and then share results with your friends. Testing yourself against the challenges in the app is as much fun as playing a game or word puzzle. Continue reading →
Shine is an app that lets you set goals for weekly activity and track your progress. There is an indiegogo project for a wearable device that will be the companion product to this app. The device, when available in March of 2013. will be the size of a quarter and introduce a new way to sync with your iPhone. Until that product becomes available, the Shine app can still help you plan and provide motivation.
Update 1/12/13 – I wrote this review several months ago. The app has been revised and is now ready to work with the wearable device. I have mine on order – do you? It won one of the top awards at this year’s Consumer Electronics’s Show.
The key to eating a balanced diet is to eat unprocessed foods, lots of vegetables and a good balance of protein and carbohydrates. I know this. I don’t know about you, but I don’t always eat unprocessed food and certainly not enough vegetables. And, I haven’t the faintest idea whether I am balancing my proteins and carbohydrates. In order to maintain a healthy diet I need help. That isn’t so hard to say. You probably need help as well. There are a number of good apps available to help you with this process. I’ve tried a number of them successfully. After testing MyNetDiary on the iPhone and iPad, I’m ready to say this is my favorite app. It is full featured, and best of all, incredibly easy to use.
Getting a good night’s sleep is an important part of maintaining a healthy body. Sleep restores the brain. On the other hand, lack of sleep can lead to weight gain and attention deficit. So, what can you do? Going to bed early helps, but sometimes it’s hard to fall asleep. The Very Night App is the solution to that problem. It provides soothing music and light and helps you transition from your stress-filled life to a peaceful night’s sleep. Continue reading →
It is important to balance cardio and strength workouts and Nike’s Training Club helps support your goals. It is not always possible to have a personal trainer, but with this app, you have training tips at your fingertips. The app allows you to be in charge of the time you spend, the level of expertise and which goal you want to reach. While the app is targeted to women and all the videos are of women doing the exercises, there were comments from men who used the app saying it was valuable. Continue reading →