Healthcare costs are rising for consumers and companies providing health insurance to their employees. One solution many companies have explored to help mitigate the costs has been to support individuals to focus on medical care and overall healthy lifestyle. When people cultivate healthy habits, the need for medical care tends to go down, and the amount of money spent on medical care also goes down
Mobile applications exist for virtually every purpose, including a growing number of apps designed to help individuals monitor their personal health and fitness.
Some great examples of these apps can be found for both iOS and Android users:
1. Loseit! (iOS)
Loseit! is a free app created to help users count calories. It also provides nutrition information for many popular restaurants, allowing users to make intelligent choices while dining out. This particular app also allows users to keep track of physical activity, to monitor both caloric intake and calories burned while exercising. Again, this is one of many apps for the purpose of monitoring diet and fitness, and it happens to be free of charge
2. iBody (iOS)
iBody application presents many of the same purposes as the free Loseit! app, but provides further functionality. Ability to record your heart rate and blood pressure will help you optimized the efficiency of your workouts. These are the two most important options that you can utilize this application for. So, depending on your personal objectives, you can be sure that this app will work for you.
3. Endomono Sports Tracker (Android)
This application helps users to map their jogging routes and distance covered and average speed. This mobile app also features elements of gamification, enabling users to challenge their friends to compete on the routes and share their results of their workouts on Facebook.
4. Food & Nutrition (Android)
This Android mobile health application will help you in weight loss process if used together with another health application known as Sports Tracker. This mobile application provides nutrition information to users on hundreds of recipes which can help you lose weight.
There are much more apps available than can be discussed here, so rest assured that one or more exists to aid anyone in getting the best out of his/her health goals. By using these mobile health apps, you will save money in the long run by avoiding any health problems that may make you incur expenses in treatment.