November 9, 2013 | by

Heart Health Demystified with Mobile Tech

iPad ECGAccounting for 600,000 deaths per year, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. With the help of technology, however, you can monitor your diet, track workouts and make lifestyle changes to help decrease the risk of heart disease.

First, use technology to keep track of important vitals that can affect your heart health. The Heart Health 2 app allows you to record your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose levels, pulse and other stats. Not only can you have a better idea of these factors, but you can share this information with your doctors to help them better evaluate your needs.

Exercise is key to a healthy heart, and today’s apps make it possible to track your activity and your heart rate. The Withings Pulse Activity Tracker, for example, offers an app that lets you monitor activity levels, food intake, heart rate and sleep quality from your mobile device anytime day or night. You can also use the American Heart Association’s Walking Paths app to find new routes and track your daily walks.

Read the full post by Karen Schulz at the Verizon Wireless News Center.

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August 24, 2013 | by

PulsePoint among “The 7 Best Heart Disease iPhone & Android Apps of 2013”

278x278_Best_Heart_Disease_Apps_of_2013_1Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A staggering 715,000 Americans have heart attacks every year. The good news is that many types of heart disease are preventable through diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes. Let technology give you a helping hand in the prevention of heart disease. We’ve examined scores of apps at the iTunes Store and Google Play and found some inexpensive options that can help keep you heart-healthy.

Read the full story by Erica Roth at Healthline.

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