Health is wealth goes the old saying. With coming of so many health and fitness app it becomes quite difficult to find which is best. Here are the 12 best health and well being apps that you will surely love to have it on your smartphones.
1. The Check-in
The Check-in app, is a free app designed by beyond blue and Two Bulls, was created to help take the fear out of having a conversation with a friend who might be struggling. The app provides tips and advice from young people who have been through these conversations with friends. It also provides links to a range of online and phone services in Australia.
2. Cot-to-Bed Safety
Cot-to-Bed Safety, designed by SIDS and Kids, and it provides vital information to mothers, carers and health care professionals on when to move a child out of a cot and into an adult bed. The app provides information in five different languages including English, Hindi, Chinese, Arabic and Vietnamese.
3. Health Direct
The new health direct app is Australia’s free health app that helps you make informed decisions about your health. You can use the app to check your symptoms with the health direct Symptom Checker, find a health service when and where you need it and search for trusted health information.
4. National Public Toilet Map
National Public Toilet Map, designed by the Department of Health, shows the location of more than 14,000 public and private public toilet facilities across Australia. This useful app is available for iPhone as it improves the independence and quality of life for Australians who are affected by incontinence.
National Public Toilet Map app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple Store .
5. On Track with The Right Mix
On Track with The Right Mix, designed by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, helps you keep track of your drinking over time to understand the impact it has on your health in both the short and long term. The app calculates a well being score based on a theoretical blood alcohol concentration.
The OzHealth app is a condensed version of the 13th biennial health report of the AIHW, the most comprehensive source of national statistics from the health of all Australians. The app allows you to compile a list of your favourites facts for future reference. It also contains a glossary and a quiz to test your knowledge.
OzHealth is a free app and can be downloaded from the Apple Store .
7. Pelvic Floor First
Stay safe while staying in shape with the Pelvic Floor First fitness app. This app allows people of all fitness levels and pelvic floor function to undertake pelvic floor safe workouts. It also teaches you how to exercise your pelvic floor muscles to maintain or improve bladder control. The app is based from the Continence Foundation of Australia’s Pelvic Floor First website.
Recharge is an app by ReachOut which offers a personalised six week program that’s focused on improving mood, energy and wellbeing by putting in place good sleep/wake patterns. The app provides helpful tips on sleep and wellbeing and helps you track your mood and energy levels with daily reports.
Recharge is a free app and can be downloaded from the Apple Store .
9. ReachOut Breathe
The ReachOut Breathe app, designed by ReachOut Australia, was created to help you reduce the physical symptoms of stress and anxiety by slowing down your breathing and your heart rate. ReachOut Breathe helps you to control your breath and measures your heart rate in real-time using the camera in your phone.
The ReachOut Breathe app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple Store .
10. Save The Date
As part of an immunisation awareness campaign NSW Health is making it easier for parents to ensure their children are fully immunized on time with “Save the date” phone app. The app calculates the next immunisation due date and send a series of reminders to prompt the parent to call their GP to schedule an appointment for each immunization.
11. What Were We Thinking
The What Were We Thinking app is your expert guide to parenting, and will help you build confidence in the first 100 days of your baby’s life. Learn ways to manage crying, how to settle and wrap your baby and how to tackle the difficult conversations and the changes that come with being a parent.
The What Were We Thinking app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple Store .
12. Who Cares
The Who Cares app is a tool to help people aged 25 years or under who are helping out or caring for a family member or friend. The app will help get you the support you need, as well as allow you to share your stories with real young carers from all over NSW. The Who Cares app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple Store and Google Play Store.
All these apps are free for you and are good for your own health as well as your families health. What do you think?