In the present world, there are plentiful new diseases and cases of obesity which are being exposed and forced to struggle with. In a majority of the cases, these health related issues are self-inflicted. The intake of proper nutrition is an essential part in obtaining the desired and healthy lifestyle. The other important aspect to consider and adopt is the habit of exercise.
Health related facts and figures
- Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975.
- 39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight in 2016, and 13% were obese.
- 41 million children in the world under the age of 5 were overweight in 2016.
Top Health Apps
In today’s digital world, most of our things are being managed on different mobile apps. Seeing the trend, top telehealth companies have come with their respective amazing applications helping people around the world in tracking their medication, exercise, nutrition levels and managing your weight while having fun.
The fitness tracking device app of Fitbit in considered being the best in the market. The app in the number 1 in the health category among free downloads. In the fast track moving world, all top telehealth companies are constantly on their toes to come up with applications can turn out to be beneficial to the masses.
One distinctive feature of this app is its vast collection of data- by its own count, 90 billion hours of heart-rate data, 5.4 billion nights of sleep, 85 trillion steps and astonishing 167 billion minutes of workout. Forbit reported sales of 3.6 million devices in the last quarter of 2017.
The massive sets of data gathered by the company has not only helped themselves, but also has helped medical researchers in coming up with innovative health solutions.
This app was created by British tech entrepreneurs Michael Acton- Smith and Alex Tew. It is being named App of the Year by Apple, which has helped this meditation app in increasing its consumer base significantly. It was downloaded at an extremely impressive rate of 30,000 per day in the year 2017.
Initially the investors were a bit skeptical regarding the fortune of this app; this was when the app debuted in the year 2012, according to Acton Smith. However, things started to change once the company brought in different innovations helping the users to keep an eye on their fitness levels.
The Calm app includes a function of sleep stories, which offer the users a unique opportunity to nod off to the voice of actor Stephen Fry. The app is free, but the company offers a premium subscription. This app is affiliated with different products, including a Calm Sleep Mist and Calm Book.
Meditation has been scientifically proven to provide numerous health benefits including reduced tension, reduced stress, improving immune system, reducing physical and emotional pain. Headspace is a meditation app that maintains a watch over your meditation minutes; allows you to benchmark your objectives and creates a timeline of your performance from when you started meditation.
The basic pack of headspace is free that will guide you through the fundamentals of meditation, with short audio and video sessions of different experts. This app is gaining popularity among the users.
The app has done particularly well in the corporate arena. Companies that Headspace touts as its users include Google, LinkedIn, Unilever and Aetna.
The CPF Challenge was created by the Cerebral Palsy Foundation to raise the public awareness for cerebral palsy and raise the individuals’ pulse with physical disabilities. The Evolve21 app offers a workout of 7 minute for Cardio (High Intensity), Yoga (Balance), and Meditation for numerous physical abilities that users are guided by 3 different instructors: Nike Master Trainer Isabelle Derond, Jessy Yates or Kyle Khachadurian, 2 individual with cerebral palsy.
My Fitness Pal
Under Armour’s My Fitness Pal- which the sports company bought in 2015 for $475 million is among the top list of free apps and UA touts a registered user base of 225 million+ for this app to go with others in its fitness app ecosystem, such as MapMyRun.
The app facilitates the users to count their calories for free. It includes more than 5 million foods in its large database, considered the application world’s largest. Normally all top telehealth companies have a large consumer data base, only those wins who make meaningful innovations out of it.
The app allows users to keep a count of their calories, by providing list of food items along with their respective calories. Such lists, helps the users in balancing their diet plans.
The awareness related to health has increased globally; people are now more cautious regarding their looks and fitness. The ubiquity of smart-phones in daily life makes it convenient than ever to link the world of apps to the issues of health. This amalgamate has the potential to create wonders in the lives of the people, can help them in the attainment of healthy and happy life.