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4 Must-Have Apps for Health and Wellness

May 25 • 2017

With so much technology available in the palms of our hands, are you using apps to stay healthy, eat right, or get fit? There are a wide range of health and wellness apps to choose from, and most of them are completely free. If you’re looking for some extra motivation to stay on track and take control of your health, try one (or all) of these apps.

My Fitness Pal

My Fitness Pal is one of the most popular apps around. It gives you a simple way to keep an eye on your diet and exercise plan with an easy-to-use food journal that allows you to input your own recipes, scan in food items, and even pull in nutrition facts from restaurants. Link your fitness tracker to the app to sync in your workouts and keep on track with your overall weight goals – whatever they may be.


Your physical health isn’t the only thing that needs attention. Make sure your emotional health is taken care of with this app. Happify helps you select the track you’re looking to complete, like managing stress or spending more time focusing on yourself. Every track is set up by an expert in the field and includes meditation sessions, quizzes and assessments, games, and much more – all created with your emotional and mental health in mind.

Sleep Cycle

Sleep is one of the most important factors in your overall health – and often one of the most overlooked. Sleep Cycle helps you ensure that you wake refreshed by tracking your movements and waking you at the right time. Set an alarm for the time you need to be up in the morning and put your phone on your bed, screen down. The app will track your sleep patterns and based on what time your alarm is set, wake you up during a light sleep phase that occurs close to that time. This way, you’ll feel less groggy and ready to take on the day.

Baptist OneCare MyChart

The MyChart app lets you take complete control of your health in one simple space. Use it to schedule appointments, check your medical records, access test results, refill prescriptions, and even send a message to your doctor. Not only is it a safe, secure way for you to stay updated, but it also provides each Baptist doctor you see with the right information they need to give you the best, most personalized care.

Do you have a health and wellness app you love? Share it with us in the comments below.