Mobile apps for counting calories, cooking, exercise and mental health
- on March 25, 2011
So many apps, so little time. Some very useful health-related apps are among the millions available. Molly Baker did a good roundup of 14 apps for the Wall Street Journal. If these interest you, check out the article for more details about why they're useful, the cost, and which phones they work on. I'm using some of these, and have added a couple of others.
- Calorie counting: Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker, Calorie Counter, Calorie Tracker, Eat This, Not That! Restaurants. The last on this list is pricey ($7.99), but is a pretty good guide to finding the low-sodium, relatively low-fat dishes in the chain stores. If nothing else, it can tell you when you need to eat half....or a quarter...of what's put in front of you and take the rest home or leave it for the crows. Eat This, Not That! has a free game that's always a challenge.
- Cooking: Epicurious, Good Food Healthy Recipes, Fooducate. Any cooks out there who have some good apps you'd like to share? I don't cook, so can't offer any suggestions.
- Exercise: RunKeeper Pro, iMapMyFitness, Nike & GPS, Hundred Pushups, All-in Yoga HD. I just started using Nike & GPS -- and love it. There's also Electric Miles, the app for dailymile.com, which a number of people at work swear by.
- Mental Health: Scrabble, Relax with Andrew Johnson. I'll add Words With Friends (I have games going with four friends in California), and Awareness, which, among many of its functions, emits the gentle sound of the tabla every hour to remind me to take a deep breath. There's much more to it, but that alone was worth the $3.99.
I'll be adding these to the mobile apps page in our resources section. Do you have any others that you'd like to see on there? If so, add them to the comments section. Thanks!
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