Top 4 Digital Health Tools You Can Use At Home

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March 5, 2015

Top 4 Digital Health Tools You Can Use At Home

Use digital health tools to help you live healthier. These tools can transform the way you treat your health. 

Whether you’re trying to shed a couple pounds, get better sleep, or just keep track of your general health information, these digital resources will provide you with the edge you need to stay on top of your health. These tools won’t replace the high-touch, personal care offered by Paladina Health, but it’s an excellent way to supplement your healthy habits.

1. fitbit

The fitbit is a small wearable device that will track your overall activity levels throughout the day. The approach with the fitbit is that not everyone is going to get a traditional workout in with a busy schedule. But that doesn’t mean you can’t burn some calories and stay active, and the fitbit will let you know when you’re doing that, how often you do it, and how productive you are when you get the motivation to sweat. Their companion app also allows you to see the progress of your other friends that use the fitbit. 

2. Argus

Argus is a smartphone app that encourages an active lifestyle and healthy dieting using many of the same tools that people love about social media. By entering what you eat and drink in a day, Argus will not only track your progress, but also provide useful suggestions and advice regarding your health. You’ll find healthy food alternatives to your regular diet and exercise tips that you didn’t know before downloading this free app. The pedometer also lets you know how much you move throughout the course of the day.

3. Ginger.io

Ginger.io is a downloadable smartphone app that is an excellent tool for people that have a mental illness. This app runs in the background of your phone at all times and tracks your daily habits as well as providing brief surveys to check on how your mood is. The app then stores this data and allows you to set up a network of people that will have use of it, such as your loved ones and healthcare provider. Ginger.io can predict days that your mental health may take a downturn, and it will alert the people in your network of any drastic changes or warning signs of a health risk.

Doctors utilize this technology to maintain a strong hold on the details of your mental health. Keep in mind, though, this app is only useful if your provider also uses it. Managing conditions such as depression and bi-polar disorder require planning and informed decision-making just like any other illness. Ginger.io gives you and your provider the data you need to better understand and combat your condition.

4. Allergy Food Translator

This app could be the life saver. Allergy FT is a simple concept that will be a tremendous convenience for people with one or more food allergies. Upon downloading you’ll be asked to input the different allergies that you have and the app will save this information. Now you don’t have to ask the server a bunch of questions about the ingredients on the menu, you can just pull up this app and your server will know what you shouldn’t order.

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