By Melina Benson, MSIII, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
This is for all you technophiles who have little time for wellness but, like, a LOT of time for Reddit :)
Listed below are a few of the great free apps that exist not only for personal use but also for recommending to patients as part of a counseling session on exercise and diet changes, stress reduction, medication compliance and smoking cessation! Pedometer FREE
: 10,000 steps/day toward better cardiovascular health. Fitness Buddy
: Learn a new exercise each week. Pret-a-Yoga Lite
: A yoga instructor guides you through basic routines. Myfitnesspal
: Track your meals, set caloric goals, track your progress. Also has bar-code capture for rapid entry of foods.
Take a Break Guided Meditation. By Oasis.com
: Tracks your prescriptions and sends reminders. NCI QuitPal
(iOS only): Track progress, identify barriers, and share your accomplishments on social networks.