Improving quality and length of life

Bassetlaw PCT

Apps for health

The NHS has many Apps that could help you to achieve and maintain a health life style or to increase your access to services and knowledge or advise when it is right to seek medical advice.  All there apps are availabe to download for free here

Well note - by Dr Darzi helps you access high quality health services and take more control over your healthcare. This app can help you locate services, keep a track of your medical history including appointments, medication operations and test results and much more

 
Poke a bloke for Men’s Health Week (June 13-19th)  Men’s Health Forum launches jokey app with serious message

A new funny health app for the iPhone called Bloke Noises has been launched to encourage men to take a greater interest in their health. The app has been created for Men’s Health Week by the Men’s Health Forum, the leading male health charity (www.menshealthforum.org.uk).

The Men’s Health Forum is encouraging men to download Bloke Noises which will provide them with information about the health problems that are most likely to trouble them. Bloke Noises uses funny sound effects to illustrate some of the common health issues affecting men.

The Bloke Noises app (available free from the Apple app store) allows men to take a photo of themselves or a friend’s face and then customise the body depending on lifestyle factors, for instance, diet, drinking and sex life. A cartoon body (with the photo of the head) will then appear and can be sent  privately to their friend.  When various parts of the body are poked, a relevant but funny sound will be heard. The user will then receive a short health message relevant to that part of the body which will also contain a linked to more detailed content on the Men’s Health Forum health info website www.malehealth.co.uk

Quit smoking    

Take practical support, encouragement and advice with you wherever you go. The Quit Smoking App is always in your pocket, helping you through each stage of the quit process.

Quit Widget If you have a busy lifestyle then the Quit Widget may be perfect for you. It puts support and motivation at your fingertips, exactly when you need it. A widget downloads and installs onto your computer and runs directly from your desktop, meaning you've always got support close at hand, any time you need it.

 

Drinks tracker: managing your units. Use the official NHS Drinks tracker to quickly calculate units, keep on top of your drinking and get personalised feedback.

A great iPhone app if you want to cut down on how much you drink.

If you don't have an iPhone or iPod Touch, you can access a version of the app with any phone that has access to the internet. To get it, text Units to 64746.

There is also a desktop version of the tracker, featuring an alcohol units calculator, a personal drinks diary and regular feedback.

 

 Want to get fit!! Try the FitFu makes fitness simple:

*      Quick and easy exercises

*      Progress with friends

*      Motion-tracker counts reps

*      Simple reminders

 

Walkmeter  - is a complete solution for tracking your walks on your iPhone 3G, 3GS, or 4. It can also be used for cycling, running, skiing, and more.

Walkmeter continually records your time, location, distance, elevation, and speed - years of walks only take up the space of a few songs. Stop and start recording on-screen or with your earphone remote.

Visualize

See your results on maps, graphs, and a calendar, and organized by routes and activities. Know how much distance you've ridden by day, week, month, year, and overall.

Watching your weight?

Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker: Reach your weight loss goals with MyFitnessPal, the best calorie counter on the iPhone. Set a daily calorie goal, then record your daily food and exercise to make sure you stay on track. Then watch the pounds come off!

Our iPhone app gives you full mobile access to your MyFitnessPal.com account, so you can log your food and exercise from anywhere, at any time. All changes made on your iPhone will be synchronized with our website and vice versa.

Best of all, both the iPhone app and our website are 100% FREE! So don't wait - start changing your life today.

 

Weightwatchers: gives you even more freedom and flexibility. Access your plan info from wherever you are—at a restaurant, the grocery store, on vacation or just out and about. Track thePOINTS values of food and activities and find the best options for what to eat. Everything you do on your mobile device will be seamlessly reflected on your account on the website. It’s included with your subscription. And it’s just one more way that Weight Watchers fits with your life.