Just in time to help out with those New Year’s resolutions, MoveMeFit has launched their new iOS app which allows users to “get inspired” and achieve their fitness goals.
Fitness experts say that repetition is both physically ineffective and mentally tedious. The new MoveMeFit app helps mitigate that tedium by delivering personalized and motivating fitness options. The app finds you relevant workouts, tracks your progress, allows you to follow friends and fitness pros’ activities, and syncs your workout data to HealthKit.
MoveMeFit curates and offers thousands of online and local workouts with sessions including Cardio, Pilates, Strength-training, Yoga, Dance, HIIT, Prenatal, and more.
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Fully integrating media technology with medical needs and mobile access may be “just what the doctor ordered.”
At least, that’s what motivated a team at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) which has created a mobile medical media application it believes could provide a more effective way for physicians to provide patients with information in the new world of global and mobile healthcare.
“The Shahidi app, which couples media technology with mobile technology, is currently being tested,” noted the university in a recent release. “It will initially be used to present health care media as part of the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare partnership in Kenya.”
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The largest drugstore conglomerate in the U.S. — with 8,229 stores and counting — just got serious about mobile apps for healthcare.
Walgreens and its partner MDLIVE, a major provider of telehealth services, just launched a new program offering Walgreens website users 24/7 access to U.S. board-certified doctors through its mobile application.
The service is open to consumers in California and Michigan; the companies have plans to add additional states soon.
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Do fitness app users sometimes shake their cell phones to try to fake mandated physical activity? Yes, they do. But on the upside, many people who use an app to bolster their efforts to become healthier actually succeed.
That’s the upshot of a recent UCLA mHealth program designed to help at-risk women battling excessive weight and the attendant blood pressure, heart, and other ailments.
The story, written by Eryn Brown for the LA Times, tracks the journey of one participant named Qiana Sago.
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How to overcome a craving? Well, there’s an app for that.
Kinja Holdings, LLC has just announced the launch of the “Craving Snitch” on-demand video app to help people overcome their cravings. The app is designed to assist people who want to nip cravings in the bud and obtain motivational support from family and friends exactly when and where they need it most.
“Craving cessation articles often cite two keys to overcoming cravings: (1) engaging in a distracting activity at the onset of a craving; and (2) getting support from family and friends,” explain the makers of the app. “Craving Snitch provides cravers with a way to fulfill both of these at once from their phones or tablets.”
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It sounds like a quote from Optimus Prime. But, in reality, it’s the mHealth apps market that is ready to “transform and roll out.” The only question is: Who will lead this nascent market?
With Apple, Google, and Samsung joining the mHealth market, more and more dominant transformations are plausible in the future. And right now, it’s anyone’s market for the taking.
ABI Research has been taking a close look at the market. The initial results show that, the 2-year study of the most popular health and fitness apps “reveals very little continuity in the popularity of specific mHealth applications.”
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Nudge, a leading health and fitness app, recently launched what’s being called the industry’s first HIPAA-compliant tool that lets health professionals analyze data from an individual’s health and sports wearable device.
Nudge Coach is a web-based platform that provides tailored feedback from the analyzed data to serve up helpful advice and support in areas of detected concern. The platform even contains a private-messaging tool that enables the health professional to communicate with users immediately to offer feedback in real-time.
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