How many times have you reminded yourself to spend lesser time on your mobile phone? How much do you think are you addicted to your mobile? If you are one of the many moms who constantly feels guilty about spending too much time online, but are unable to break this habit, you should read this article - Turn Your Mobile-Phone Addiction Into A Boon With These Mobile Apps.
Mobile phones have made our lives so much better than before. We use our phones for social networking, chatting and sending videos, playing games, watching movies, buying groceries, ordering cosmetics and healthcare products, banking, paying bills and lots more. In between all these activities, we tend to forget that the same mobile phone can also be used to help us to stay fit. There are some apps that can be downloaded in our mobile phones and that help us to set our fitness goals and achieve them. Some apps are developed on an international scale to address various health issues that pregnant ladies and new moms face. Here is a compilation of few of these apps, which are fabulous.
This project was started together by The United Nations with some commercial collaborators in 2011 to provide essential information to new mothers and pregnant women in Bangladesh, India, Nigeria and South Africa. An app in the same name was developed under this project which regularly sends messages to pregnant mothers about their stage in pregnancy, how to take care of the unborn baby, list of things to do and to avoid etc. New moms receive regular messages as their babies grow. The different milestones they should achieve, health concerns, vaccination reminders etc. The messages sent by MAMA are either for reminding the user about a crucial fact related to her health, as warning signs and symptoms pertinent to the stage of pregnancy she is in or messages of encouragement. Thus, MAMA ensures that it supports not only the physical well-being of the lady, but also her mental health.
This is an award-winning app that helps you to decide what your fitness goal is. It then aids you to achieve your goals by expert guidance of nutritionists and dieticians who consider your lifestyle and plan your routine. With its calorie counting feature, you will know about your calorie intake and can plan your diets accordingly. This app will regularly update you about your performance and progress o that you know whether you are on track or not. This is a paid app and offers a lot of plans to choose from, depending on your needs.
This is yet another award winner in our list. Previously known as LoveCycles, this app helps a woman track and monitor her menstrual cycle. Majority of women do not have a fixed length or duration of the cycle. This app will help them to predict their ovulation days and fertility window so that they know the safe and unsafe times of the month for unprotected intercourse. This app is especially useful for women who experience discomfort, mood swings and irritability during their menstrual cycle, and for those women who want to plan their pregnancy.
Celes Care is India’s first virtual clinic for women and is committed to bring the best female doctors to help women in need. They cover all major areas of concern like pregnancy, nutrition, general health and wellness, and have a panel of certified doctors who are available seven days a week. They have strict confidentiality policy so your details are never shared with anybody outside their records. The best part about this service is that they offer personalised plans for every member based on their concerns and case history
MyFitnessPal is one of India’s most successful weight loss and fitness app. Its extensive database provides the calorie chart and nutritional break-up of different food items. Also, it gives an accurate measure of the calories you burn after a walk or run or exercise session. It encourages the users to develop a journal for tracking their calorie intake and consumption.
Another very popular fitness app is Fooducate. It classifies different food items in grades A+, A, A- etc. based on their nutritional status and freshness. They have a very elaborate database with details of a lot of food items which are duly graded. As soon as we check the grade of the item we are going to consume, this app shows us its report-card with its grade. This wonderful way of grading food items makes sure that strive to include all the A graders in our diet, thereby getting fitter day by day. A unique feature of this app is that we can scan the barcode of the packaged product and it bring out the grades of that item.
Perhaps the best thing about Fitbit is that it can either be used alone as an app on your mobile phone, or integrated with a wristband and worn. The clear advantage of having a wristband is the convenience for the user. This app will track and monitor your daily step count, the total distance you walked or ran, the number of calories you burned, your sleep cycle, your heart beat and lots more. Fitbit has revolutionised the fitness arena with its ease of use. Fitbit wrist bands come in a variety of colours and patterns and are very stylish.
This list features only some of the mobile phone apps that are created to address various aspects of health and fitness. Some of these apps are only available upon purchase, but paying for these apps is way cheaper than gym memberships, nutritionist consultations and commercial weight loss programs. Do you feel such apps are useful? Are you willing to try some of them? Leave a comment below and let us know.
P.S – Check out our detailed review on Obino - Your Personal Fitness App here.
I am a researcher by professional training but a multiple hobby enthusiast at heart. After my PhD in Life-sciences and Postdoctorate in Cancer Biology, I decided to take a professional break when my son was born. Whenever time permits, I love to read, travel and write. I am a big fan of handmade products and enjoy painting, sketching and doodling.