This is a sponsored post on behalf of the U.S. Cellular Ambassador Program. All opinions are my own.
*I am not a doctor, nor claim to have all the answers to your health questions. Please talk to your own doctor before changing your health regimen.
I hope I am not the only one that is already looking ahead to 2017! I have been reflecting on the past year and changes that I want to make in the new year, and of course one of the top changes is to concentrate more on my health.
As a mom I definitely have occasions where I am putting everyone else first, and there is not a whole lot left over for me.
I am really excited to start using my iPhone to help me get my health on track.
Today’s mobile devices are empowering people to become more engaged in health and wellness than ever before, and this interest goes beyond apps that count calories or track steps.
Using my iPhone to track my health goals is so awesome, because everything is right at my fingertips all the time.
Our mobile devices are able to do so much more than tracking steps and counting calories, although that is a great tool to have, and perfect for those of us who are at the beginning of getting our health on track.
Smartphones and tablets have become medical instruments in and of themselves. They can provide blood test results, medication information, glucose readings, medical images and much more.
The high-speed network and nationwide coverage U.S. Cellular provides allows mobile devices to collect data, stay connected to the Internet, and accompany their users anywhere, anytime.
How amazing to be able to keep track of all of your records and health information in a device that is with you all the time?
There are many amazing apps that can help keep your health on track in the New Year.
Apps to help manage chronic diseases:
The Diabetes Tracker – (IOS and Android, $9.99) with Blood Glucose/Carb Log by MyNetDiary is a comprehensive app helping individuals better understand and control their diabetes and diet. The easy-to-use app allows users to track insulin and medication and set reminders to take their blood glucose.
MySugr Diabetes Logbook – (IOS and Android, Free) is another great app that synchronizes health data automatically via Bluetooth. The app allows users to easily log meals and view glucose graphs.
Apps that monitor your heart, help track medications and keep track of family medical records:
CareZone – (IOS and Android, Free) lets users create a list of medications, dosages and schedules directly from the device’s photo library. The app also documents and shares symptoms with a user’s family or doctor, while providing a place to store vital insurance information and schedule reminders for upcoming appointments.
Instant Heart Rate – (IOS and Android, Free) allows users to measure their heart rate wherever they are by simply placing a finger on the device’s camera. The app records heart rate data and notes each measurement with details on physical activity.
My Medical – (IOS and Android, $4.99) is a comprehensive record-keeping app for personal medical information. Users can keep track of immunizations, blood pressure, cholesterol, emergency contacts, health insurance and doctor’s information. It will automatically keep track of upcoming appointments on the smartphone’s calendar app. Not only can you keep track of your own medical records, you can also keep track of your kids’, parents’, and others.
Medical Advice for non-emergency Situations:
Doctor on Demand – (IOS and Android, Free for the app, $49/doctor visit) delivers quick medical advice for non-emergency situations. The app provides video visits with a board-certified physician, psychologist or more from home or anywhere. There is no subscription fee, but doctor visits are $49.
I think the Doctor on Demand is probably my favorite out of the group – and this is purely coming from a mom with littles point of view! If I can *see* a doctor without having to pack up three kids in the car, awesome.
What are some ways you use tech to help manage your health?