An app a day
5/20/2016 10:29 AM
Cost: FREE - Upgrade to mySugr Pro ($2.99)
The Diabetes Logbook app from mySugr aims to make your diabetes data useful in everyday life. Engaging users through gamification and instant feedback, the Diabetes Logbook helps keep users motivated and involved on their diabetes journey. For more information, visit mySugr.com.
Cost: FREE (You can remove ads for $1.99)
The C25K app is the official program to take you from the couch to running a 5K. C25K is the only 5K training app that integrates with the popular MyFitnessPal calorie counting app. The app is designed for people who are just taking up running. The program is 8 weeks long and calls for a workout 3 times per week, ideally with breaks between days. Each workout session is 30-40 minutes long.
Stress is a major contributing factor to many illnesses. The Virtual Hope Box app helps with emotional regulation and coping with stress through personalized audio, video, pictures, games, mindfulness exercises and positive messages. Other features include activity planning, inspirational quotes and coping statements. The app is designed for use by patients and their behavioral health providers as an accessory to treatment.
Through its corporate sponsors, the Charity Miles app allows you to earn money for charity for every mile you walk, run or bike. Walking and running earns .25 per hour while bikers earn .10 per mile. The app uses your phone’s GPS and accelerometer to measure your distance, so you’ll have to allow the app to use your phone’s geolocation service. Get more information at charitymiles.org.
Cost: FREE (Can purchase Hidrate Spark water bottle for $54.95)
The Hidrate Spark app helps you track your water intake to make sure you reach your customized daily goal and feel good every day. What makes this H2O-tracking app unique is that you can purchase a water bottle from hidratespark.com (available in six colors) for $54.95. The sensor inside automatically tracks how much you’re drinking and syncs it with your app. The bottle will glow, and the app will send reminders to help you reach your daily goal.