Technology does a lot to make our lives more easy but have you ever thought of how it could make your life more healthy?? A few quick App downloads and you could be well on your way to eating better and being more active with a technology twist.
The first App to check out is called “Fooducate”. This App makes the task of choosing healthier options really simple. Do you have very little time to analyze food labels and extract the information that is important to you while at the store? When shopping you can scan the product bar code for a quick read on a food’s health value, represented by a letter grade from A to D, plus additional information such as nutrients and additives. The app can offer healthier alternatives and compare two products side-by-side. This app is available for android and iOS. Also check out the website http://www.fooducate.com
I downloaded this App and I wasn’t surprised to find that my leftover Valentine’s day candy got a D grade, but I was pleasantly surprised to find the oatmeal I eat for breakfast got an A- ! This is a great App and its FREE!
From the makers of the famous “Map my Run” website comes this innovative App. Map My Fitness encompasses both fitness and nutrition education. It lets you use the built-in GPS of your mobile device to track your fitness activities. You can establish a training log, record your activity, keep track of calories consumed, and share your information with friends. This unique online training tool offers ways to eat better as well as a fitness calculators and a comprehensive global event listings. This App is available for iOS, BlackBerry and Android. A great way to help you stick with those new year’s resolutions. Download the App or click http://www.mapmyfitness.com. Again this App is FREE!
- Mindy Meacham, Get Healthy Staff