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  • on 30.08.2012
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6 Great Health Apps for the iPhone


There has never been a better time to lose weight and be healthy as the times we live in today. Thanks to the technology that apps give us, all that we know about exercise and health is easily accessible at our fingertips. Journals, trackers, tips, statistics, graphs and even tracked miles and distances by GPS are now possible.

1. Glucose Buddy

Glucose Buddy is an excellent way to track and records insulin and exercise. It provides statistical information for different types of exercise and food. It is one of the best apps available for someone managing type 1 or type 2 diabetes. It enables you to log in glucose and insulin levels as you eat so that you can make practical food choices as the day progresses. Glucose Buddy also keeps a reference journal to analyze the consistency in your glucose levels. The daily and long-term information can be uploaded on their website for further analysis, information, and useful advice.

2. Lose it!

With over 14 million users, this free handy app is a favorite among iPhone users. It has a great easy to use interface that replaces a paperback calorie counter book. It counts how many calories you consumed throughout the day, week, and month. It also has an impressive stockpile of nutritional information on many major supermarket brands. You can also add how much water, salt, and exercise you have in a day. The Lose it! App will combine the information into a fun visual graph that maps your progress through the week.

3. Run Keeper

The Run Keeper is a nifty aid for outdoor running and exercise. It uses your phone’s GPS to track your distance and speed traveled. It will then convert that into calories that you burned and compare it to how you progressed from other days. This aid is much more thorough than a step counter. It can be used for all kinds of outdoor exercises such as running, hiking, cycling, and walking. It is fully combinable with Garmin maps and other iPhone health apps.

4. Whole Foods Market Recipes

The Whole Foods Market grocery chain has created an app that makes shopping for ingredients to specialized recipes easier. You can select among their healthy database of recipes that are organized according to your type of diet plan. different types include vegetarian, vegan, low carbohydrate, low sugar, low fat, high fiber, lactose intolerant, low cholesterol, and diets sensitive to food allergies. Part of the app is dedicated for assisting with finding meals that you can make based on the groceries you already have on hand. This is a great tool for someone who is becoming familiar with a new type of diet.

5. Restaurant Nutrition

The restaurant app is especially useful when you go out to eat more than just occasionally. The entire menus of major national and regional restaurant chains are included. From bagel shops, fast-food shops, steak houses and much more, you can use the app to make smarter food choices. Some menu items are loaded with much more calories or fat than we are aware of. With the Restaurant Nutrition app we have more power to do what is right for our body so that eating out is healthier.

6. Fitness Buddy

Fitness Buddy serves the function of a do it yourself personal trainer. It can visually graph what condition your body is in, and it will continue to track how your body changes over time. It has over a thousand detailed workout routines with more than three thousand instructional pictures. There are also guided workout routines for every kind of gym equipment, aerobics, cycling, swimming, and many more. It suggests certain target workouts that help you to achieve your desired look.

Ruby Rollins is a public health administrator and guest author at, a site with guides and information about top-rated MPH degree programs online.

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