Technology is a wonderful thing – and it has had a particularly transformative effect on personal healthcare. There are more than 50,000 healthcare apps out there, so there are lots to choose from. We’ve gathered the best here for you to be the best that you can be.
Superbody is more than an app, it’s a programme that offers you tailored support. With a team of professional nutritionists and personal trainers working behind the scenes, the programme that you’re given will make sure that everything that you eat or drink or do is the best thing for your body. Offering advice for healthy eating, healthy fitness and an overall healthy lifestyle, SuperBody is unlike anything else out there.
This is an app that helps track the way you feel. Whether that’s your mood in general (this is great for those who want to monitor their mental health), the way you feel about your diet, your headache, your week, it’s up to you. You set the questions and the extremes, create reminders prompting you to feedback. Anything with a subjective measure that you want to track is perfect for this app. You can export graphs, helping you identify trends or triggers to your feelings.
If you find it difficult to sleep, or to wake up, then Sleep Cycle is the app for you. Sleep is a really important part of life, and without it functioning normally is difficult. Sleep Cycle is primarily an alarm clock – it will monitor your sleep, analyse whether you’re in a deep sleep or a light sleep, and wake you up in light sleep within 30 minutes of your alarm going off. This means that you won’t feel as tired when you wake up. It can provide you with detailed statistics and graphs of your night’s sleep cycles.
Fooducate is a diet tracker app that looks beyond the calories to help you eat healthily, lose weight and keep it off. Use it to scan labels and analyse their nutritional information, and it will make suggestions for healthy meals based on items it scans. This app has a social sharing facet to it too, where you can share diet and health tips with others.
A motivational app designed for those who want to quit smoking, QuitNow tracks how many cigarettes you haven’t smoked, how much money and how much time you’ve saved by not smoking. It also tells you how your health is improving too.