Tag - Health
Withings has unveiled two connected weighing scales that can measure more than just the overall mass of the user. The Withings Body and the Body Cardio are able to measure the weight of whomever steps onto them, with each able work out fat and muscle mass, among other statistics, with the Body Cardio also going one step further in measuring not only the pulse, but also goes into detail by monitoring the Pulse Wave Velocity.
A new Apple job posting has the company seeking out a lawyer with expertise in health, sparking suggestions that it could be another indication Apple has greater aspirations in the areas of health monitoring, fitness, and medical purposes, notes Business Insider. Specifically, the job summary shows that the company wants a new Privacy Counsel with experience working with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and with the health industry at large. The successful applicant would provide legal advice on privacy issues potentially impacting the company's products, as well as its other business activities.
Since time began and chocolate was first invented, it has been a universal rule: everything that is bad for you tastes or looks or feels good. Now, though, there appears to be an exception with scam ads masquerading as magical cures to our girths and our BMI. The ads aren't new, though they do seem to be increasing, but what's come out this week is that we are worse than gullible.
In the last few years, there's a big push for people to take a few minutes out of their day to decompress and re-center themselves. After all, there's hard science that backs up why meditation is good for you. It lowers your blood pressure, keeps your heart healthy, and keeps your brain sharp. If you're looking to start meditating but need a little help, we would suggest checking out AirMood.
Flurry Analytics has compiled a new "App Loyalty Matrix," putting a spotlight on the various categories of apps, and those most -- and least -- likely to engage user interest. In recent months, iOS users have started to show an increasing loyalty to health and fitness apps, with those among the most likely to engage and retain user interest over a sustained period of time. According to the study, around 35 percent of iPhone users who download a fitness or health tracking app are likely to use that app an average of three times a week, for at least 30 days.
One of the biggest setbacks of the Apple Watch is while it records tons of health data, Watch wearers only get to see a fraction of it. We're finally seeing a wave of apps hit the App Store that promise to unlock that data so you can make use of it as you wish. That's why we're checking out one such app: Heart Analyzer.
If you suffer from sensitive skin or a sensitive immune system, chances are you're a label-reader at the grocery store. If you're a hippie at heart, chances are you're a label-reader as well. If you're tired of label reading, the Environmental Working Group has an app that can save you a little time, a little app that they call Healthy Living.
For at least the second time, the Apple Watch is being credited with helping someone avoid sudden death because of heart problems. Following a report last September where a student athlete noted a very-high heart rate after football practice that saved him from what would have been a fatal attack of rhabdomyolysis, a Canadian builder has also been credited with saving his own life after noting a sky-high heart rate followed an undetected heart attack. The Alberta man, a watch collector, now says his other watches are put away, and the Apple Watch is his daily companion.
Getting healthy isn't easy, especially if you're busy. It's hard to keep track of what you eat if you're not constantly thinking about it, and manually counting calories and tracking nutritional information can be a real pain. That's why we decided to look at Lifesum, a surprisingly helpful nutrition app.
Whether you're a vegetarian, or you're just someone looking to add a few more vegetables to your diet, it can be difficult to find exciting food to eat if you're not used to cooking without meat. That's why we're here to show you a post-winter cookbook app; the gorgeous, healthy, and easy-to-love My New Roots.