The number of available phone apps is on the rise. Many of them can help seniors like you live a healthier lifestyle, understand conditions and treatment options and inform you of useful preventative health measures that will reduce your risk of many diseases. Here is a rundown on some of the best apps for health.
Braun Healthy Heart
This is one of the latest heart health apps. It is designed to help people suffering from heart-related illnesses manage their risk factors and live a healthier lifestyle. It also provides a way of monitoring your heart health between visits to your physician. The app allows you to keep updated records of your blood pressure, results from blood tests and detailed risk factors, all easily accessible on your mobile phone.
This handy little app will help you stay healthy by providing a format for you to keep a record of your food intake and exercise. It features one of the largest food databases of any similar app and will also let you scan barcodes to pull up information about food items in the grocery store. The app helps you maintain a healthy weight by allotting you a daily caloric intake based on your physical condition and level of activity. It’s a great app for improving cardiovascular health.
Alarm Clock For Me
This is a great app, not only to get you up on time for your daily appointments, or to remind you when to tack your medicine, but also to help you get to sleep at night. Alarm Clock for Me turns your mobile device into an alarm clock that will play your favorite music, a bedside clock with pretty themes, a weather notifier and a sleep timer that will lull you into a restful slumber. Other handy features include: two gorgeous clock faces with portrait and landscape modes, a variety of clock widgets, a built-in flashlight, shortcuts for easy access, auto launch so you don’t need to turn it on, and a screen brightness slider so it won’t startle you after a good night’s sleep.
HeartWise Blood Pressure Tracker
This popular app will log your body weight and blood pressure. It can create charts and calculate your mean arterial pressure and BMI so that you can keep tabs on your heart health. Your personal data can also be exported so your physician can see how you’re doing.
This app helps you shop for food that is kind to your health and your heart. You can use it to scan each food product’s barcode, it will then give you the full nutritional detail of the item. It also allows you to compare different items so you can calculate which are the best for your health.
Using these apps can help you enjoy your senior years and live a longer and healthier life. They are easy to use and most of them are free.
Adam Bucks has ageing parents who he tries to help as much as possible as they grow older. Though they won’t admit it, they do need help with certain tasks nowadays so Adam finds ways to subtly help them!