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How to Use Your Mobile Device to Manage Your Health

In today’s world of advanced technology, our mobile devices have become an inseparable part of our daily lives. We have come to rely on our cell phones, tablets, and laptops as a convenient way to stay connected with friends, family, and colleagues. These devices have become our primary social connection to the rest of the world.

Email, Skype, face time, texting, and social media outlets are just some of the ways we stay in touch and informed about what is happening in the world each day. What many of us have yet to realize is that our mobile devices offer applications that can be used for purposes other than socializing and business.


Manage Your Health with Fitness Applications

With the integration of mobile technology and healthcare, managing our daily health routine is now at our fingertips. Leading a healthy lifestyle now has an added convenience factor with the easy access of health and fitness mobile applications.

If looking to use a simple and convenient tool to help with your daily eating and exercise habits, mobile technology now holds many apps to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. Applications such as MyFitnessPal, Nutrino and Superfoods, are great resources that are easily accessible on your cell phone or tablet. Counting calories, meal planning, and daily fitness routines are just one touch away. Let your mobile device work for you while logging your daily food intake and exercise regime anywhere and anytime.


Three Daily Goals to be achieved through Technology

Additionally, we suggest utilizing technology to conquer these three daily goals:

1.Track your calories- just as with MyFitnessPal, there are many mobile applications you can use on your smart phone or tablet to track your calories and monitor your dietary goals. Many of these apps also allow you to record your food and water intake in order to hold yourself accountable.

2.Learn new exercises- switch up your daily exercise routines. If you can’t make it to the gym, there are many exercise-themed apps available to make it possible for you to get in your workout.

3.Find healthy recipes for you and the family- Maintaining a healthy diet with a busy schedule can be difficult. When on the go, keep apps (such as the WeightWatchers and Pinterest apps) in mind as they provide for quick access to healthy snack and meal ideas.  

MedicAlert Team Member