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Top Apps to keep a Healthy Lifestyle

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Apps are a great way to manage your lifestyle especially because our lives can be so hectic that we forget to recognise that our bodies need consideration. A mobile phone is something close to hand and with the right app installed it can be a great asset to help us with some of our health challenges. Also information can also be hard to find and an app is a great way to find the right information in one place.

The following are some great apps that would likely suit people at all ages and with different lifestyles.

Medical databases
Saga has a Health app for the over 50s which could be very useful in such a situation. It is absolutely free to download from the Apple App store, includes easy-to-use factsheets on as many as 800 medical conditions and health topics, with information sourced directly from the NHS Choices website. Using the app, you can access a database of hospitals. In addition, the app allows you to search for over 1000 specialists by both location and by field of expertise. Using GPS, the app will even provide directions to your chosen hospital.

Symptoms trackers
The Saga Health app is great for researching a wide variety of illnesses; however, if you’re looking for more specific information, Symple is another fantastic app that you can find within the Apple App store. If you suffer from headaches or shoulder pain that seems to come from nowhere, Symple helps you to track the times when you experience the symptoms, which in turn allows you to decipher any triggers and other patterns that might be causing or contributing to the pain. The Symple app allows users to track up to 20 symptoms at a single time, as well as allowing you to make daily notes and take photos, keep track of your exercise routine, medications and other health-related factors.

Keeping healthy
Both these apps work fantastically if you are feeling under the weather, but what app is best for maintaining that healthy lifestyle so you don’t get ill? A look in the Apple App store when searching for “Healthy Living” shows that among the most popular health-related apps is Pact – Cash for Living Healthy, which billed on the store as ‘the most effective way to actually keep your healthy resolutions this year’, which is novel in the sense that it allows those who keep up with healthy living to earn cash for doing so. Where does the cash come from? It’s paid by members who don’t keep up with the pact.

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