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Maximize your health with mobile apps

Jan. 18, 2018

Maximize your health with mobile apps

A healthy diet and regular exercise are a time-tested, doctor-approved way to lose weight. But this recommended lifestyle is not always easy to maintain when juggling work, family and chores. Some may resort to ill-fated fad diets to reach their weight loss goals. But these diets often lack sustainability — or worse, they may not provide the essential nutrients your body needs.

Dr. Ari Laliotis, an internal medicine doctor with Sharp Rees-Stealy, recommends a combination of physical activity five or more days per week, regular healthy meals (don’t skip breakfast!) and tracking your caloric intake. In order to stick to a healthy diet and exercise schedule, Dr. Laliotis suggests using a health-tracking mobile device app.

There are an array of fitness apps available to meet your every need. Some base their success on hearty competition between users, while others are more personalized to your specific fitness profile. Apps can provide perks such as:

  • Workout reminders
  • Dietary recommendations
  • Barcode scanners to provide nutritional information
  • Sleep schedule analysis
  • Meditation exercises
  • Suggested workout routines
  • Instructional workout videos
  • Tips to navigate local restaurant menus
  • Wearable accessories to track movement

With so many options available, Dr. Laliotis recommends considering these important features when choosing an ideal health-tracking app:

  • Choose an app that tracks both caloric intake and physical activity for a comprehensive look at your progress.
  • Look for a free (or cheap) application that accomplishes your needs. Applications that charge may be more interested in business profits than your personal success.
  • Avoid apps that require you to buy a specific brand of food or supplements.

Of course, there’s always another option to track your daily activity and caloric intake: good old-fashioned pen and paper. “The most important part of this process is that you learn how to hold yourself accountable,” says Dr. Laliotis. “Find a way to track your progress that supports your goals and stick with it.”

For the news media: To talk with Dr. Ari Laliotis about using mobile apps to track health for an upcoming story, contact Erica Carlson, senior public relations specialist, at

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