We are now enjoying the digital craze and whether you like it or not, we’re living in the digital world. Health applications are without a doubt play a big contribution to it. As a matter of fact, around 3.4 billion people are using their smart devices globally. As per the estimates of mobile industry, about half of them have a built-in health app or has downloaded one. The only question remain is, how beneficial these applications actually are to our health?
What it can put on the Table?
There are approximately 300,000 applications for smartphones available both on App Store and Google PlayStore. However, it is critical to know that big number of them aren’t regulated or reviewed by the US FDA. The FDA doesn’t monitor or review these applications unless they’re intended or connected to a medical device.
An application that’s designed for encouraging or maintaining healthy lifestyle and not related to cure, treatment or prevention of a condition or disease and diagnosis aren’t deemed to be a medical device. Some are contending additional studies to figure out whether these apps can really improve health.
As for average individuals, they have to be extra careful and more vigilant with the app they are downloading and using. Just as how thorough you are when you buy Twitch followers to grow your fan base, you have to do the same when it comes to these health applications.
The Different Types of Health Apps Downloadable Today
There are various kinds of health applications that can be downloaded nowadays and these include but not limited to the following:
- Nutrition – many applications do offer an estimated count of calories so you will be able to keep track of how much you are eating.
- Sleep – there are apps that are capable of tracking and recording info like how well and how much you’ve slept.
- Fitness – various apps can now assist you in tracking the number of steps you take and/or how far you are cycling or running.
- Medication reminders – these apps will help you in reminding when to take your medications so you would never miss one.