Here are five apps that have become popular recently that readers may find useful in meeting their goals.
A common pledge that people make every beginning of the year is to become healthier – it’s a difficult goal to keep but there are many apps on both Android and iOS that can help you achieve those goals.
#1. Brush DJ
What’s special about this app is that it has NHS UK approval which means the tips given in the app and the way it works has been reviewed by experts who then recommended it to ordinary people. The essential function of a Brush DJ is to play music while brushing your teeth to let you know how long you have to brush.
On the music button, you’ll find tips on moving your brush to better protect your teeth, and there’s an “age-specific information” section that gives you instructions based on your age.
As the name suggests, this app comes from the World Health Organization (WHO) and is intended to allow users to test their hearing in the comfort of their own home with nothing but a pair of headphones and a smartphone. With this app, you go through a short setup menu, then type in the numbers you can hear being read.
According to the World Health Organization, this app is useful for those who listen to loud music, it can also be useful for testing seniors to see if they would benefit from audio devices such as hearing aids.
The third app on the list is Moodpath. It is the only application on the list that deals with mental health instead of physical health. With it, you’ll be notified three times a day to record your emotional state, get some questions, choose a few words to describe how you feel, and there’s a text box for writing notes if you want to add more lots of details.
The idea behind the app is to see, in 14 days, if you have symptoms of depression. While you may have noticed yourself experiencing a low mood you may be experiencing depression; this app will let you know if you are.
#4. Google Fit
In developing Google Fit, the search giant has teamed up with the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide information on recommended weekly activity levels.
According to the WHO, we should do exercises (such as walking fast) for at least 150 minutes a week; as more and more of us do work from a desk, the opportunity to stay active has diminished and it is required for us to move into our free time.
In the past you may have looked online for a fever and cough and have been told that you are likely to have a deadly illness commonly found on the other side of the planet. None of these fatalistic predictions are found in Ada. Ada is a GDRP-accredited medical application with years of study and doctors, scientists and industry pioneers steering the wheel of this service.
While it should be noted that the results provided by the app are not a diagnosis (you will need to visit an existing doctor), it will still give you some potential causes for your symptoms.