How lucky are we to be living in this technological era where information is at our fingertips 24/7? Not only are we glued to our smartphones to see who is doing what and when , but we can also tap into this wealth of expertise to download apps to keep our health on track.
From smartphone apps to interactive websites, plenty of tools exist to stay on top of your health. Here are our top picks for women:
Five Great Apps for Women’s Health
Late last year, reports by the American Cancer Society and Lancet cautioned of a flare-up in cancer deaths among women, with a toll of around 5.5 million a year by 2030 – representing an increase of nearly 60% in less than two decades. Sadly, many of these cancers are preventable. These first two apps can assist in female cancer prevention:
It is aimed at awareness and early detection of breast cancer. It not only allows you to set up reminders for self-exams, but schedules them around your menstrual cycle.
2. Oncotip Cancer Prevention
It shares proven tips to prevent cancers in men, women and children.
These next two apps assist in cycle regularity, useful for a myriad of things like ensuring correct biorhythms, detecting any abnormalities, or tracking fertility:
3. Pills on the Go
It uses the medication name, dosage and how often you need to take it, along with any notes like “take with food”. The app will then remind you when it is time to take each medication.
4. Period Tracker
It gives the exact date of the start of your period and tracks your menstrual cycle.
Last but certainly not least, women often put the needs of others before their own. Take some time out, do something for yourself, and keep stress at bay:
5. Office Yoga to De-stress
It keeps you strong and relaxed.
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