Top Health Tracking Apps to Keep You On Track

With all of the health and wellness talk we’ve had this past week, there is a lot to remember. If you are looking for an app to help keep your medical records straight, stay on a diet, or just learn better habits for a healthier life, we’ve got a list of some of the best apps for tracking your health.

My Medical for iPad ($2.99) – Your doctor has all of your important medical information stored in a file, so why shouldn’t you? This comprehensive record-keeping app stores your immunization records, photographs, X-rays, lab work, and more. There is even a helpful medical guide for names of drugs, common afflictions, vaccinations, and more. Keep your emergency medical contacts all in one place with the address book feature. Sync medical appointments with your calendar and set reminders for glucose testing, medication taking, and anything else you need help remembering. You can also generate reports of your medical information to show your doctor, share with your family, or just keep on file for yourself.

GluCoMo ($0.99) This reminder app keeps track of diabetes related activities and reminds users of when to test blood sugar levels and take insulin. Record your food intake, weight, when you took your medicine and what you took, your heart rate, and more. Users can also monitor their own blood sugar levels through a mobile hub. There is a diabetes fact sheet, an interactive graph for measuring activities, a reminder feature, and more. You can also get in touch with others that share your issues through the built-in forums. This is a useful app for recording your blood and glucose levels on a regular basis.

Habits Pro – Organizer for Goals, Tasks and Health Tracking ($6.99) Staying healthy and fit is a life choice more than a task. You can’t go on a diet every six months and expect to stay healthy all your life. Instead, you need a lifestyle change. This app helps revaluate your daily activities and reminds you of the things you need to do to stay on task. You can set daily goals for things like, sleeping eight hours, eating breakfast, going on a walk, and more. It is great for all types of habit changes, too. If you need to work on your study habits, set the tracker to study for three hours per night. As you complete tasks, you can see how well you’ve progressed and see where you need to work harder.

Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker by My Fitness Pal HD (Free) There is no better way to track your calories and keep track of your diet than with this handy app. It has the largest food database of any calorie counter. Entering your information is fast and easy. There is a barcode scanner to help you track down the exact content of your meal. The app also includes more than 350 exercises to help you lose weight fast. You can get motivation from friends through the social network feature, customize your goals and get detailed reports of your progress. The app also syncs with your online account so that you can input data from anywhere.

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