There are thousands and thousands of apps out there – fun ones, informative ones, interesting ones, ones that seem pointless, ones we can’t live without. Health and wellness is a topic that has taken the app world by storm – with countless options. So, how do we figure out what apps are worth our download? Below are 8 varied apps from improving social connections to monitoring a loved one, you might just find exactly what you’ve been looking for.
Shopwell – this app is designed to educate you on the foods you need in order to accomplish your nutritional goals. It is a great one to have when planning your meals and will point you in the right direction when it comes to your food choices.
Map My Run – whether it be a sprint, a light jog, or a slow, meandering walk – this app will track your progress so you can set goals for yourself and try to go a little bit further next time.
Pill Monitor – forgetting to take your medication can be dangerous. Using this app can help you to remember to take the medication you need.
Lively – this app utilizes sensors that are placed around the home to ensure that meds are being taken, that movement is safe and consistent, and more. This app offers subtle tracking to protect one’s privacy while keeping them safe.
AARP Member Advantages Offer Finder – long title, but incredibly useful. AARP is a wonderful program offering a long list of benefits, but it’s hard to take advantage of those benefits if you aren’t even aware of what’s available to you. This app helps locate deals so you don’t have to waste time searching for them.
Bucketlist – this is a fun one and it can be a great family activity. Get together with your loved ones and have a discussion about some of the things each of you want to do in your life. Size doesn’t matter so dream big or think small and log them into the app. Try to help each other accomplish an item or two on the list and spend a little extra time together.
Eyereader– as our eyes age, it becomes very frustrating to attempt to read tiny print without our glasses. Eyereader is a great app that turns your phone into a magnifying glass. Menus, Terms of Agreements, articles, phonebooks – the world is your oyster when print is more accessible.
Skype – this app is one that is sure to bring people closer together. Maybe your family lives across the country, maybe they live right down the street but mobility or driving is limited. No matter how near or far the people you love may be, Skype can help bring everyone closer together with video calling. Plus, it is easy to use which means that kids, seniors, and everyone in-between will be able to take part.