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Apps for Fitness, Health and Wellness

Updated on March 29, 2017
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Terrie is a type 2 diabetic. She has a certificate in fitness and nutrition. Along with a passion for helping others,on the 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 more big bulky books to read or carry with you. Wether you're on the go or at home, convenience is at your finger tips. Not sure what exercise to do? Use an app. Their convenience and ease of use, makes them a great 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 exercise programs, 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 drank. 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 for. The list of apps I mention below are all free. Now let's get the health and wellness journey started!

Apps for Exercise & Tracking your Water.
Apps for Exercise & Tracking your Water.

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 Wellnes 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 centre and app. You can check out the app detail in the App Store or use the WebMD Web site.

Data tracker example. Track you daily activity not just your fitness.
Data tracker example. Track you daily activity not just your fitness. | Source

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 am loving 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 actually 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 challeng 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, 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.

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Apps That Work Together

Fitness
Eating Plan
Mediatation
Walking
Low Carb
Relaxation music
Weights
Ketogenic
Easy listening music
Exercise programs
Diabetes Diet
Nature sounds
All of these can be found on your mobile device. No matter what you choose, work with your doctor.

Exercise for Health and Wellness

Use apps to track your daily walks and exercise.
Use apps to track your daily walks and exercise.

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 your doing. Both have motivational qualities, that help keep you going. Meditation apps are included. Relaxation techniques, has 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 days 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 apearence 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 glass 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.

It's time to take care of you.
It's time to take care of you.

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 excercise 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 they come from. Wether you use mobile apps from Apple or Android. They will help you with tracking and setting goals. Food suggestions, some for diatary 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.

See You Back Here

Who is up for the challenge? Make 2017 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 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 hub 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 really 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 own changes and improvements. The weather is getting better now too. Using these apps will definitely help you keep on track.


Update Update

The lastest 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, 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, to contribute to my continued success. Previously I had swelling in my 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!"

© 2017 Terrie Lynn

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      Terrie Lynn 2 weeks ago from Alberta, Canada

      Thank you for finally looking at my articles. Iam glad you like them.

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      sid 2 weeks ago

      another great article. very helpful thank you.

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      Terrie Lynn 2 months ago from Alberta, Canada

      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.

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      Bill Holland 2 months ago from Olympia, WA

      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.

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