Cell Phones Create Personal Health Management Systems
By Brandi Swieter
Most people nowadays use their phones daily, playing games, checking emails, paying bills, and so much more. While these are fine uses, the most beneficial way to use the technology phones now offer is by having a cell phone operate as a personal health management system. Through certain apps and online sites, anyone can lead a healthier life with the help of their phone.
Making You Exercise
Certain apps exist that offer compensation for exercise. With GymPact, for example, people get paid to hit the gym. The catch is, people also get charged money if they agree to go and fail to do so. It provides the motivation that some people need to get up and get out the door to make to their workout.
Fitness apps also exist that help track workouts. These don’t charge for skipping the day. They simply monitor activities and provide a chart of steps taken, calories burned, and sometimes even amounts of repetitions done. Users can see where they’ve made progress and where they still need work.
Monitoring Your Sleep
People need adequate amounts of sleep to function properly throughout the day. Poor sleep leads to a number of health concerns and can make people feel stressed faster. A sleep tracking app and monitor system helps people realize their sleeping patterns. There is even a special alarm clock available through the Sleep Cycle device that goes off only during the lightest sleep cycle. It won’t wake a person during a deep sleep and leave them feeling groggy.
Tracking Your Moods
Mental health matters, so using a tracking app to discover what factors may be causing a depressed mood can be beneficial. The app allows people to see a correlation between the activities they’ve completed, the foods they’ve eaten, or the amount of sleep they’ve gotten the previous night, and how their mood is at the current time. They can then make some changes for an improved mood and healthier mindset.
Anyone hoping to improve their health can do so with some cell phone use. Acting as a personal health management system through the use of apps, phones can do a lot of good for people trying to get healthy and improve their lives. Frequent cell phone use can put some strain on the neck, however, as people look down at their devices. Visit The Joint Chiropractic to release the tension in the neck and shoulders to continue using the phone for good.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Kingwood, Tex.