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Ready, Set, Download! 3 Apps that May Make You Healthier

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There's an app for everything. From recipes to running to writing a resume, there are web applications for just about anything you can think of.

But are there apps that make you healthier, or help you to continue your already stellar level of health? Yes!

Check out these three unique apps specially designed for the health conscious consumer.

1) EmpowHER Women's Health mobile app (Free)

Obviously the website is already a hit with millions of women turning to the site for information and community support. And now all that can be downloaded in an app!

With the EmpowHER Women’s Health mobile app, users can enjoy their favorite women’s health news on their mobile device. They can use it to stay healthy and informed, and then share the knowledge with their friends, family and community.

2) My Diet Coach (Free)
Losing weight is always a challenge but doing it by yourself is especially difficult. However the app, My Diet Coach, comes with built-in motivation to get the journey started right and keep it going until the weight loss goal is met.

Users can upload inspiring photos and notes, track fitness and weight loss goals, and get reminders about what to eat (and not eat). They can also keep a food journal and get "virtual" prizes for meeting goals. This app is like having a motivational speaker cheering you on continually.

3) Pocket First Aid & CPR ($1.99)
Some apps are lifesavers because they save the user time, money, and/or stress, but this app is actually a real life-saving app. Pocket First Aid & CPR is the go-to app for emergencies. It is a guide to first aid basics, CPR, the use of automated external defibrillators (AED), as well as environmental, injury and medical emergencies.

The content is supplied by the American Heart Association, this country's oldest and largest voluntary health organization, so all content is accurate and correct.

With the dawn of this technology invading every inch of American lives, it is no wonder that health care is also being affected. The apps mentioned in this article are only three of the thousands on the market that can help people lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.

Apps like these can help everyone get the most out of their digital device, as well as out of their personal lives. It has never been easier to get the information, support, and motivation needed to lead a healthy life! Ready, set, download!


Healthline.com. Web. 14 August 2014. "Top iPhone and Android apps for a healthy lifestyle #3".

Healthline.com. Web. 14 August 2014. "Top iPhone and Android apps for a healthy lifestyle #9".

EmpowHER.com. Web. 14 August 2014. "EmpowHER Apps."

Reviewed August 15, 2014
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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