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How Your Phone Can Help Your Health

By Brandi Swieter

Most doctors warn against the dangers of phones and how they can hinder health. While that could be true if people are constantly on their devices, looking down at their screens and avoiding exercise, cell phone use can also benefit health if people let it. Phones can help with health when they’re used in the right way.

Track Food Intake

Calories consumed can lead to weight gain if people are eating too much. Tracking food intake on a diet app on the phone can help people discover exactly how much they’re eating on a daily basis. It allows them to make changes to their diet for the better, consuming fewer calories from there on out and finding ways to incorporate healthier options. Some apps even offer healthy recipes, or people can perform a simple online search through their phones to gain access to those recipes.

Track Steps Taken

How many steps a person takes in one day can play a huge factor in their health. Too few steps means people aren’t getting enough exercise. Too many could lead to muscle fatigue. Use a fitness tracker on the phone to see how many steps are actually taken each day of the week. It will allow a person to see which days they could use more activity and help them discover new ways to get their steps in for the day.

Track Sleep

Sleep is an important part of health. Without enough of it, people are bound to feel overtired, stressed, and even easily upset. Tracking sleep patterns with the use of a phone app could help people become more aware of why they aren’t sleeping well and perhaps what changes occured throughout their day that contributed to their lack of rest.

Anyone looking to improve their health should start with their cell phone use. Rather than spending hours watching videos and checking out friends on Facebook, phone users should download health apps, check into their health records, and search for health-related advice online and in forums. Phones can do a lot of good if people allow it.

Overuse of a cell phone can result in some neck pain, especially, Anyone experiencing this can visit The Joint Chiropractic to ease their joint restrictions and correct their posture. Walk-in hours are available with no appointment necessary.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Cottonwood Heights, Utah.

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