5 Health Apps You Should Have on Your Phone

Whether you want to stay on top of your New Year’s resolution to lose weight or you have a medical condition you could use some help understanding and managing, there’s an app out there for you. These downloads for your smartphone might provide the extra boost you need to take control of your health.

1. Locavore

There are a lot of food-focused apps out there; apps to help you track how many calories you eat, read nutrition labels, and even tell you which products contain GMOs.

Locavore is a great resource for finding farmers markets and locally grown food in your neighborhood. Not only does this app help you locate healthier choices, but you’ll be supporting your local economy at the same time.

2. Runkeeper

This app is great for beginning and experienced runners alike. If you want to start working out or just change up your routine, this app helps you track your workouts and actually see your progress as you go.

3. Sleep Cycle

We’ve all had those mornings when the alarm clock goes off right when you’ve reached deep sleep, and then you’re groggy the entire rest of the day. With this app you never have to wake up in the wrong part of your sleep cycle.

From your movements, the app can tell when you’re in light or deep sleep. All you have to do is put in a 30-minute window that you want to wake up in and your alarm will go off when you’re in light sleep so you always wake up refreshed.

4. Optimism

It’s important to take care of your mental health, too. This app enables you to track your moods, which will help you come up with a personalized strategy for fighting anxiety or depression in your daily life.

Of course, a smartphone app isn’t a substitution for professional mental health counseling, but graphically tracking your feelings with this app will help you understand yourself a little better.

5. My Medications

This app, which was issued by the American Medical Association, makes it easy to keep all your health information in one secure, easy-to-access location. It’s important to have precise information about your prescriptions, any allergies you have, and emergency contacts when you go into any doctor’s office.

Now you can have all of that information right on your phone.

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