If you are looking for more ways to improve your health through better nutrition—including supplements—two new smart phone apps may help you reach your goals.
This app developed by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) is part of its “Life Supplemented” wellness campaign.
The campaign offers tools and resources to live a balanced lifestyle within the "three pillars of health" - healthy diet, supplements and exercise.
The WannaBeWell mobile application provides a comprehensive wellness resource to educate, activate and motivate those looking to live a healthier life.
Its highly customizable features include:
- An animated wellness coach
- Programmable reminders
- A health “scorecard” to track your progress
- Social media connections to share your journey
- Library of wellness information
- A “trophy case” for your wellness “wins”
- Tips for diet, supplements, exercise
The WannaBeWell app is available for iphone and ipad on the app store.
While there are thousands of apps under the general category of health and wellness, MyDS--which stands for my dietary supplements--may be the only app focused solely on dietary supplements.
Developed by the National Institutes of Health - Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), MyDS provides tools to research and track the supplements that you and other family members take.
With the ability to create multiple “profiles” you can keep track of the supplements you use as well as lists of supplements that other family members take. This feature is especially helpful for caregivers of the elderly, who use more dietary supplements than any other age group.
Having this information with you comes in handy while visiting health care providers or shopping for supplements. Within MyDS, you also have the ability to email your list of dietary supplements to yourself or a health care provider, so it can be printed for their records.
MyDS also includes accurate and up-to-date consumer-focused fact sheets about dietary supplements, developed by the Office of Dietary Supplements.
MyDS is a web-based mobile application that is accessible through a device’s Web browser by going to https://myds.nih.gov. It is device agnostic and will work on all major platforms including the Apple iPhone and iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, and Blackberry touch devices. It will also work on desktop/laptop computers with the Chrome and Safari browsers.
For a list of other top-rated health and wellness apps, read our review, 21 Best Online Tools and Apps to Manage Your Health.
Office of Dietary Supplements