Mindful Applications to Improve Your Health

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Nowadays, cell phones can be so much more than just devices for contacting people. With a smartphone you can organize your finances, plan your next shopping trip, help your garden, and now, improve your health. Now there are also health mobile apps to keep track of your health.

Health mobile apps are on the rise. By 2011, 124 million people had download an health mobile app. Research2guidance, a mobile research company, predicts that by the end of 2012 there will be over 247 million people with such apps, creating a mobile healthcare market of $1.3 billion. With thousands of health apps out there finding exactly what you need may seem daunting.

Here are some Mindful Applications or some helpful health mobile Apps:

  1. Test yourself. There are a number of apps now that can help test your health. To test your eyesight, consider EyeXam. It includes eye exercises, games, and information on how to improve your eyesight. To test your hearing, try uHear. It assesses your hearing through hearing exercises and questionnaires. Also Luminosity has an app to test and improve your brain’s health.
  2. Diagnose your pain. If you haven’t been feeling like yourself lately these apps may be the answer. Stress Check offers tests to assess your anxiety and helpful suggestions. If your pain is more physical try the Muscle Trigger Points app. With a visual diagram you can pinpoint exactly what muscle is causing you pain. iHeadache is also a great app to track and even analyze your headaches and migraines.
  3. Sleep better. If you’re on a quest for better sleep than maybe you should try Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock and Sleep Machine. By placing your phone in your bed the Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock can monitor your movement as you sleep and record your sleep patterns. The Sleep Machine provides peaceful sounds that can improve your sleep.
  4. Manage your medication. Curious about the medication that you’re taking? Family Drug Guide offers an app that gives you the information on specific drugs as well as tips on how to save money. And iPharmacy allows you to look up over 12,000 different medications.
  5. Other health references. There are hundreds of apps that make great health resources. One app that everyone should consider downloading is the American Heart Association’s Pocket First Aid & CPR app. This way you’ll always be prepared in case of an emergency.