Great Health Functions Available On Your Phone

@celticeagle (117235)
Boise, Idaho
August 8, 2016 9:01pm CST
I don't have a cell phone. Can't afford it and have a land line phone as a part of my cable bundle. Only pay about $20 a month for it. So, that being said-- I know there are many members who do have cell phones. I am reading a article online about helpful health apps available for cell phones. After I see my doctor I can go online and check out all my blood work, email the doctor if needed and get prescriptions, etc. all on this one site available to me. This can also be an app on a cell phone. As well as the above a person can download apps that can monitor glucose, blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen saturation, among others things with a sensor. A person can also track their physical activity, monitor their depth of sleep, and several other functions. There is also a good food one that scans labels and keeps track on a food log. Great ideas for health conscious people. Here is the article:
Learn how to use your phone to capture and store your vital health information.
3 people like this
3 responses
@Jessicalynnt (47790)
• Centralia, Missouri
9 Aug 16
obama cells are free still I think, but dont think they are advanced enough to use apps
1 person likes this
@LuciCJ (199)
• Cluj-Napoca, Romania
12 Oct 16
Do you mean the Blackberry device President Obama was famous for using? While they aren't exactly free, the older Blackberry devices running BBOS 7 and 10 are way cheaper than they were in their glory days. For instance, you may get a 9810 released back in 2011, for less than $100, which is really cheap for a phone that was high-end when it was launched. The only major drawback is that for Blackberries running their proprietary BBOS you need an extra option to your subscription for mobile data.
@celticeagle (117235)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Oct 16
If got one I would want a nice one and that would probably cost a bundle. Can't get it and cable. But, still think about it.
1 person likes this
• United States
9 Aug 16
Cell phones are crazy expensive! My hubby refuses to leave At&t so our bill is high each month but my sons bill is cheap. We pay $15 a month for his talk, text and wifi data, but occasionally change his plan to the $20 plan that includes 1 gb of data. He goes through Republic Wireless and we have loved it. My cell does help me a ton. I have a handful of health apps like step counting and food tracking. I can also look up food information at the store as I am shopping. I organize shopping lists and save menus. I cant believe how powerful these tiny computers are we carry in our pocket. Technology is crazy.
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (117235)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Oct 16
That sounds great. Technology is crazy. Great to have all this at our fingertips.
@LuciCJ (199)
• Cluj-Napoca, Romania
12 Oct 16
For instance on Samsung phones running Android 4.4 or higher you can run the S Health app, which you can use both to record and make stats regarding lots of parameters of your health and even to make some measurements. High-end devices from the Samsung S5 and onward have a built-in heart rate sensor, with newer ones even being able to measure the level of oxygen from your blood and calculate your stress level. Additionally, you can track your steps and walking or running distance, or the duration of your sports workouts - this way, the app will help you develop a healthier life routine.