Live Healthier With These 3 Apps

Whether you’re sick, stressed or just trying to choose the healthiest products for you and your family, there’s an app for that.

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Carley shares three apps that will help you live smarter and healthier.

Tech gets a bad rap for making us sedentary, distracted and isolated, but I’ve made it my personal mission to find apps that can help me feel better, be healthier and breathe deeper. In this episode of Smart, Simple, Solved, I uncover three apps that do all of the above. If you can stay out of your Inbox and away from the Angry Birds long enough to download them, you might be on your way to digital wellness too. 

First, we tackle the seemingly harmless beauty products on your counter. Have you ever tried to read the ingredients label? It’s basically in a foreign language. When the font is that small you KNOW they’re hiding some not-so-good-for-you stuff in there, but how can you tell which stuff is the bad stuff? The Think Dirty app does the hard work for you: Just scan the bar code and learn about all the harmful preservatives and harsh chemicals that lurk inside. It will even recommend cleaner versions of what you’ve scanned, so you can slowly improve your beauty regime.

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Next up, because life can wreak havoc on your mind, I’m looking to create healthier thoughts. Headspace is an app that can teach anyone (yes, even you) to meditate. Just read that as sneaking a little relaxation into your day. 10 minutes, in fact. It’s not hard, and it’s not new age-y. Each day you get a recorded guide through breathing deeply, slowing your heart rate and bringing awareness to the right now. Huge health benefits ensue.

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Lastly, having a doctor on-hand can mean the difference between treating an illness and having it get worse. Yet, unless you’re married to an MD, it’s hard to get a professional opinion (especially in the middle of the night, on the weekend, or on Super Bowl Sunday … yes, this is exactly when I need medical attention).  With the LiveHealth app, the doctor comes to you via a video chat on your iPad, your smartphone or computer. Now you can show him that weird rash you have on your elbow, or take your child’s temperature and ask him to evaluate her symptoms, all without leaving home. Now instead of the time and cost of a doctor’s appointment, you can make an APP-pointment … see what I did there?

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I’m on my way to deeper breathing, cleaner products and all my questions answered. Whoo, feeling healthier already!

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