[TECH] Technology Helps Keep You Healthy And In Shape

By: Melissa Hawthorne, MS, RD, LD
St. Hope Foundation

Summer is only 2 months away, so some of you may be searching for that quick fix to get you beach body ready. Well as you’ve probably heard, there is no such thing as a quick fix. However, technology has provided great tools to help you reach your fitness goals before swimsuit season is officially here. Read below as I show you different fitness devices, smart phone apps and websites that I hope will motivate you to be a better you this summer!

An app created by Registered Dietitians that delivers daily, scientifically-sound healthy eating tips. Information can be easily shared through text, Facebook and Twitter.

Striiv Smart Pedometer
Striiv pedometer designs personalized challenges tailored to your activity levels and turns 10,000 steps a day into playing a game, donating to charity and competing with friends Striiv is also the only pedometer that donates to charities on your behalf based on the amount of steps you walk.

The Juice app is an energy tracker that through logging activities such as sleep, diet and exercise, can help users identify behaviors that enhance or deplete their physical energy. The app provides tips and resources from experts including registered dietitians. A weekly report tracks your progress and helps prioritize healthy habits for the upcoming week.

iCookbook Diabetic
Whether you have diabetes, insulin resistance or just want to be smart about your carbohydrate choices the iCookbook app can help! This app has over 500 recipes sorted by theme (30-minute meals, low-fat, low-carb, vegetarian, slow cooker and kid-friendly.