5 apps to keep your health in check


5 apps to keep your health in check

Technology FTW

By Shivani Joshi  August 24th, 2017

With this busy life that we have all given into, it has become a real challenge to keep a tab on our health and fitness. Constantly juggling between work stress and our personal life, it’s a miracle if we are able to find time for ourselves. Ever just forget to eat lunch or drink water? Or try to calculate the hours of sleep you’ll manage to get in if you wake up for a morning work out? Balance is key, which is why we need to be mindful about our health—right from monitoring our sleep patterns to our fitness routine, it’s crucial to closely monitor your activities. Think of these apps as your health PA, designed to make your life easier. Get downloading:

1. Runkeeper

running giphy

Giphy

Hate the thought of waking up early morning to exercise? The app will give you the motivation you need to get yourself out of the door and on the running track. It records your workouts, lets you set workout goals and offers personalised workout routines according to your strengths. Their challenges and rewards will help you keep going everyday. What are you waiting for? Download the app and get out of bed already.

Download here for iOS and Android

2. Sleep Cycle

sleep giphy

Giphy

Having trouble with your sleep? Growing stress has led to a lifestyle where one is not able to relax even while sleeping. If you are one of those who can’t sleep till late or someone who sleeps way too much in the morning, this Sleep Cycle alarm clock is the app you desperately need. The app detects your sleep cycle through sound analysis and your movements in the bed, and also wakes you up when you are in the phase of light sleep. This way you tend to wake up feeling naturally awake and not feel half sleepy. The phones needs to be placed in a particular position for an accurate diagnosis of your sleep cycle. Start relaxing and track your sleep for a good health with Sleep Cycle.

Download here for iOS and Android

 3. Clue 

period giphy

Giphy

The period tracker for all those women who can never keep a tab on their period cycle. All you need to do is feed in the data, and you’re sorted. No need to do the period math. You can also track your flow, monitor your mood swings and your sleep pattern, track your sex life, alcohol intake and more. All of this helps generate an accurate analysis of your period cycle over the time. It calculates three upcoming period cycles at a time and also provides tips on what you can do if you are facing severe cramps. Don’t worry about dates anymore—with Clue on your phone, you will get reminders well in advance.

Download here for iOS and Android

4. DermCheck

dermatologist giphy

Giphy

We have all pretty much Googled every skin issue we once had because we were too lazy to book ourselves an appointment with a professional, but what’s worse is when we discovered skin problems that we never even had in the first place. Now you can get trusted advise with DermCheck, which allows you to connect with at least 26 certified dermatologists on-the-go. The app allows you to feed in your queries, choose your skin type, attach photographs of your problem area, mention your medical history (if any) and voila! These doctors will go through it and prescribe you a treatment best suited. It is valid enough for you to pay a visit at the pharmacy and get your medicines. 

Download here for iOS and Android

5. WaterMinder

drink water giphy

Giphy

Our parents and grandparents have always advised us to have insane amounts of water in a day. And for good reason, for it keeps us hydrated while releasing harmful toxins from the body. It also keeps our skin free from trouble like acne, pimples and more. Water is a necessity that we neglect due to lack of time and effort. So spare yourself any further negative health effects and get WaterMinder. The app will keep reminding you to drink water during regular intervals and you can feed in your body details like weight and height for more accurate suggestions on the quantity you require everyday.

Download here for iOS and Android