Terrie has type 2 diabetes. She has a certificate in fitness and nutrition. She has a passion for helping others find their path to health.
Bulky Books Are a Thing of the Past
I can remember when I first started a fitness journal. The inconvenience of a coil bound book left a lot to be, desired. It wasn't long before I stopped using it and gave up on recording my journey to success. Now I use the tracker apps. Provided by mobile devices. No big bulky books to read or carry with you. Whether you're on the go or at home, convenience is at your fingertips. Not sure what exercises to do? Use an app. They are convenient and easy to use, making them an excellent companion to any diabetes glucose meter app. No matter where you are, or what you need to track. Just pull out your phone and add it in. These apps even allow you to track your exercise and find eating plans. Along with an exercise program, or music to help you chill out. If, you have trouble remembering to drink your water, or keeping track of how much you've already drunk. Well, there is an app for that too. The list of apps I made is to help you sift through all the options and give ideas on what to search. The list of apps I mention below is all free. Now let's get the health and wellness journey started!
Apps for Health and Wellness
Apple Mobile Apps:
- Web MD
- Johnson & Johnson: Official 7 min workout
- Nutrition Quiz: 600+ Facts and Myths
- BodyWise: Health and Wellness Tracker
- Free Nature Music to Relax, Meditate
- AAA+Diabetes Digest- Diabetic Information For Free
- Daily Free Water Reminder
Android Mobile Apps:
- Pacific Blue Cross.
- 30 Day Fitness Challenge
- Google Fit Tracker
- Calm-meditate, Sleep, Relax
- Diabetes connect
- Diabetes Daily, designed for phone
- Water Drink Reminder
The Mayo Clinic gives detailed guidance on Fitness, Heath, and Wellness. They also include different diet plans, to assist with your health and wellbeing.
WebMD is also an online medical information center and app. You can check out the app detail in the App Store or use the WebMD Web site.
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Using Apps to Motivate and Track Your Fitness
Whether you use Apple I products or Android Google apps devices, both have apps that can help you track, improve and motivate you to live healthier. I love the practicality and ease of use, along with the results produced by using some of these apps. There are so many to choose from; I wanted to help those that don't know where to start. My Health and Wellness journey with tracking apps, started by using the ones listed below.
- Web MD: used to gather information and make sure I get the right info before I begin. Along with taking the info to my doctor to make sure I am on the right track.
- Google Fit: to keep track of all things you are doing to get healthier. It records, keeps track and tabulates your results. (I am currently testing this app)
- Heath Data app: shown in the picture above, I am using right now.
- The 30 Fitness Challenge: If you like a challenge use this app to get you started on your health journey.
- Nature Music: I chose this app to destress, relax and bring peace. An added feature to improving my health and wellness.
- AAA+ Diabetic Daily APP: Is an online magazine for diabetic advice, meal plans, and tips.
- Daily Free Water Reminder: A great feature for anyone who needs to improve their water intake, or for those who need a reminder to have another glass.
- More, info to follow as, I gather more data.
Just remember! No matter what apps you use, always consult your doctor or medical professional. The intention of this article on Fitness and Health Apps is to show people what is out there. What you can do with them, not to replace doctor recommendations. Talk about motivation, and the grandchildren are tracking their water too. Their excitement is contagious. All this help from an app on your mobile device or tablet. Who would have thought, we would be using apps to track and motivate us in our daily lives. Now you can leave the library at home and just grab your phone and go. Call it a guide, if you will. To help track and motivate you on your journey to health and wellness.
How to Choose an App
Ask yourself these questions:
- Do I need an app for dietary help?
- Will a fitness tracker app work for me?
- Can I find an exercise app?
- Can Meditation or yoga apps improve my health and wellbeing?
- Will I find apps that will help control diabetes?
- Do I drink enough water?
- Do I need a drink reminder?
In conclusion, alI I can say is yes, yes, yes, and yes. These are great apps, no matter what company you pick. Whether you, use mobile apps from Apple or Android. They will help you with tracking and set goals. Food suggestions, some for dietary needs, along with exercise and meditation. But not just that, you'll also be able to track your water too. I hope this helps you to jump in and join the health and wellness movement towards your best year ever. Now pick up your mobile, and search the App Store. Download and away you go. May 2017 bring you health, fitness, and wellbeing—all on your device and in one convenient place.
Apps That Work Together
Easy listening music
Walk With the Family
Tracking Exercise and Meditation
When tracking exercise, you can benefit in many ways. Not just improving strength, but endurance as well. The amount of time and energy you can expend will increase. Exercise not only builds muscle and improves health, but also changes how you feel about yourself. You can input any information related to tracking your health and see the results of what you're doing. Both have motivational qualities that help keep you going. Meditation apps are, included. Relaxation techniques have been proven to be an important part of the Health and Wellness journey. I use it at the end of the day to relax, unwind and clear the day's stress. It has also been shown to improve your mood and to assist in better sleep patterns.
Get an App and Get in Gear
Make 2017 your Best Year
— Terrie Neudorf
Remember Your Water!
Include a water app in your health and wellness regimen. All of us can benefit from drinking more water. Our bodies are 75% water, and it's essential to life. Skin is the largest organ in our bodies and water contributes to organ function. You will even be able to see the difference in the appearance of your skin. The recommendation from health Canada is to consume 8 to 10, 8oz glasses a day. Are you getting yours? I used to pull out my day planner and draw a water drop, for every drink of water, I consumed in a day. Well not anymore. You guessed it. There's an app for that. Along with a reminder of when to drink your next glass.
See You Back Here
Who is up for the challenge? Make 2019 your year.
I am testing, the usage of these apps for a 30-day challenge. I'll be back in 15 days and again in 30, to update with results of practical use of the fitness apps. Along with the actual results reached by using these tracker apps. If, you choose to follow these fitness apps. Please talk to a health professional first. I would love to hear about others results too. Welcome to 2017. Woo Hoo, let the apps for fitness, health, and wellness begin. A little water update, the children are jumping up and getting the next glass of water as soon as the app reminder goes off. To think, before It was almost a fight to get them to drink water, not anymore. I love it. Since starting this article for tracker apps, my blood sugar is down to 6. Or in the American measurement 108. Woo hoo. Hi, my latest update is ready. 15 days in and I feel the changes already. Drinking lots of water and using apps for inspiration and motivation is amazing and works. My grandchildren are even drinking more water. I have more energy and feel like I need to get more done. I hope you are following along and making your changes and improvements. The weather is getting better now too. Using these apps will help you keep on track.
The latest update, in using trackers to help motivate and keep people moving in the right direction. Let's keep moving, improving our health and wellbeing. This check-in has a great update. Not only am I drinking all my water, but I am also losing weight. So far I am down 6 lbs. How are you doing? Seeing the progress has encouraged me to do more, to see where it takes me to next. The use of apps has caused me to think more about what I am doing, contributing to my continued success. Previously I had a swollen ankle and foot. It is now completely gone. Comment below, let me how you are doing and your progress so far. "Keep up the good work!"
Well, how is your journey using tracker apps for your health and wellness? My latest update from the Doctor is fantastic. Even though I am a type 2 diabetic, both my liver and kidney function are now completely healthy. Woo Hoo. I am now able to reduce my insulin. I get my daily amount of water without even thinking about it now. I experienced, some weight loss, but for me, health is more important. I also have less arthritis pain, and that's amazing. Please share your health Journey here. Thank you for joining me, until the next time.
(I wish you health happiness and wellness.)
© 2017 Terrie Lynn
Terrie Lynn (author) from Canada on June 14, 2017:
Yes, thank you. Water is very Important for diabetics and during exercise. Sometimes we need reminders and apps are a good way to go.
Terrie Lynn (author) from Canada on April 08, 2017:
Yes I completely understand I recently loaded a bunch of mine to my husbands computer in order to free space up on mine and deleted apps I no longer use. Thank you stopping to read my article. Have a great evening.
DREAM ON on April 08, 2017:
Apps are the way to go. I have too much on my phone so it won't allow me to put the app in. Long story short I try to take pictures and videos of things of interest and I have too much space used up. There is a way to load them to the cloud but you have to put that app in too. So I have been taking a picture of my phone pictures with a camera with a memory card too clear them out. I have 1,745 pictures plus videos it is going to take me awhile. Thank you for sharing. Keep up the good routine.
Terrie Lynn (author) from Canada on March 15, 2017:
Thank you for finally looking at my articles. Iam glad you like them.
Terrie Lynn (author) from Canada on January 02, 2017:
Hi, I have the same trouble here sometimes. I find walking around your house or going up and down stairs works too. If mobility isn't good you can excercise from a chair. Umm maybe that will be my new hub. Haha. Have a great day.
Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 02, 2017:
It's so hard to find the desire to go outside and exercise during the winter. Seems like a good idea until you step outside the door and the wind chill hits you. :) Anyway, thanks for the apps.