Wednesday, December 9, 2009

"Apps" Make Healthy Living Easier

Technology makes our lives so easy! (For the most part.) GPS's ensure we're never lost, laptops let us work from home or on vacation, cell phones keep us in touch with friends and family and so on. And now for those of you with Apple products like the iPhone of iTouch, staying healthy and getting into shape just got simpler.

With an iPhone or iTouch, you can download applications or programs that let you do everything from count calories to work out on the go.

For example, one program called "iFitness" is a comprehensive database of exercises. It delivers photos, vidoes, and detailed step-by-step instructions of over 230 exercises right to your handheld device. These exercises are sorted by body region or target muscles. Track your progress, create custom workout lists and even upload your own exercises with "iFitness."

One of my personal favorite apps is called "Lose it." This handy program lets you set healthy goals, like losing weight, then helps you track your daily food intake and exercise regimen so you can reach your goals successfully. Also, there is a searchable database where you can easily find the food you eat and detailed reports available online that let you track your progress.

So, if you have an iPhone or iTouch, look into these programs to make your healthy lifestyle just a little easier. And as always, for questions about healthy living, feel free to contact Empire Health and Wellness Center at 518-690-4406 or visit our website at

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