How to Use Your Phone to Boost Your Health


The thing about our phones is that they are getting more and more potent every day. At first, we used them just as a means of communication, then we started to broaden the way we communicate. Later, we enhanced them with numerous apps and gadgets, like the alarm clock, calculator and even games, so we can have fun during the long hours in the waiting room, during our commute, etc. It wasn’t long before mobile devices became the main means of Internet browsing (as of 2015). However, phone applications released in the last few years and their purposes are simply amazing. Today, it is even possible for our phones to boost our health and here are a few ways in which they can do this.


Running apps

When it comes to leading a healthy life, cardio is simply second to none. Even though there are many different types of cardio exercises, running still reigns supreme. There are two major reasons for this, the first one being the fact that you can easily do it anywhere with minimal equipment (quality running shoes will suffice) and the second one is that it is simply great for your body. A while back, there was a myth about running having negative side effects on your knees and joints but this has already been debunked.

As for the running applications, by tracking your movement over GPS, they notify you about how much you have managed to run so far, as well as plan your future itinerary. Sure, you can run without an application but it simply won’t be the same. Eventually, it just might make everything more interesting, which will help your persevere in your cardio efforts and turn this race for your health into a marathon.


Calorie Counters

Running is not the only thing where a well-placed application can make all the difference. Namely, everyone knows that in order to reach the pinnacle of your health, you must have top-notch eating habits and an adequate calorie counter app can be of invaluable assistance. Some time ago, there was a prejudice that the number of times we eat a day or how late we eat has some impact on our weight-loss efforts. This was proven to be false, since all that matters is the number of calories we intake and the physical activity we partake in. Now, you can easily keep track of how much you actually eat with the help of your phone or tablet.

Keeping Record of Your Progress

When you decide to lose weight, in order to stay motivated, you need to know just how far you have come from the beginning. Because of this, it might be a good idea to take pictures of yourself in various stages. Later on, when your results are easily visible, you can use them to help others get motivated and even earn some money along the way. Namely, via the amazing EyeEm application, you can literally sell the record of several years (or months) of your hard work and in this way have it pay off even financially. The best thing about this, apart from helping others and raising your self-esteem, is that this might turn out to be yet another source of motivation to persevere when the going gets tough.

As you can see, where there is a will there is always a way, and if what you do seems unpleasantly uncomfortable, perhaps you lack the right tools. In this case, the right tools are carefully selected apps meant to endorse your endeavors to significantly boost your health. For years now, we have been using technology for fun and for our own convenience, so perhaps it is finally time to start using it to benefit our health.