Swipe Right: My Most-Used Health Apps of 2017
I’m a pretty easy sell when it comes to health apps – I’m always willing to download one and try it out for a few days. Most never make the cut, but today I wanted to share a few that have withstood the test of time. If you’re trying to be more health conscious in 2018, here are four convenient phone apps that have made a difference in my life!
Regardless if you get your blood drawn regularly or occasionally, waiting for results from your doctor can make some people anxious (ie: me). If you get blood drawn (or any other form of testing or imaging done) through Quest Diagnostics, this app let’s you see your results much earlier than you would traditionally. Plus, if you like to keep record of all your medical history, this allows you to do so without all the hassle of calling your physician and arranging it to be sent over.
For all the girls who are on the pill, I’ve loved using this app. Not only can you keep track of the exact time you take it, the app also has an easy-to-use interface, a symptom journal and a reminder system. Want your phone to send you a daily reminder? 5 reminders? 20 in giant capital letters? All doable.
“WOD” (workout of the day) is a term commonly associated with Crossfit, however, you don’t need to be a fire-breathing Crossfitter to benefit from this app. If you like doing HIIT workouts, circuit training or timed ab routines, this app comes with automated timers and alarms to keep you in perfect time. Now I can focus on my workout instead of manually counting the seconds/minutes on my phone's timer.
I use music for all occasions, from working out to meditation + yoga sessions. I like the Spotify app too, but what’s unique about Soundcloud is you can listen to “sets” instead of individual songs. Think of sets as hour (or so) long concerts uploaded as a single music file. Sooo, if you aren’t able to purchase the ad-free account, you can still enjoy roughly an hour of free, uninterrupted music. That’s something you won’t find on Spotify or Pandora. After all, nothing ruins my Namaste vibes more than an advertisement for detergent.
Are there health apps on your phone you can’t live without? I’m always looking for new recs; let me know in the comments below!