Published on Monday, May 20, 2013 - 10:15am
Losing weight can be a difficult challenge. There is food planning, time for exercise and additional care to certain diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and immune system problems. Here are a few apps that can assist you in making wise choices, good exercise choices and the management of diseases.
|Fooducate is a dynamic health app that is available for both the iPhone and Android operating systems. The purpose of this app is to track your weight and gain some insight on the nutritional quality of the food that you’re buying. The app works best when you are shopping, and all you have to do is scan the barcode on the food product and Fooducate will determine a health grade between A to F. What’s great about the app is that you can find out the good and bad qualities of a particular food product and have suggestions for better food alternatives.|
|Endomondo is a free app that is ad free and tracks distance, duration and calories burned. The app uses a GPS tracking system that has additional features such as music player integration, customization of workout screen and can be integrated with a heart monitor via Bluetooth. This app is an excellent motivation to keep exercising and has an online community on their website Endomondo.com and has a Facebook component as well. Besides the free app, there is a paid app that has extra features. Endomondo Sports Tracker is available in a variety of operating systems ranging from iOS to Windows.|
|The WaveSense app has been around since 2009 and it was developed by AgaMatrix, manufacturers of blood glucose monitoring products. This app was one of the first of its kind to be developed by a glucose meter manufacturer. The purpose of the app is to enable individuals to successfully manage diabetes using cutting edge features. WaveSense allows for graphing of glucose data, automatic mealtime tagging results, and insulin dosage management. This app is only made for the iPhone, iPad and requires iOS 3.|
If you enjoyed this blog entry, please come to the Health Apps Program on May 18, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., in Conference Room 2.