Self-Tracking Apps: Doses of Reality

Do you remember what you ate for lunch yesterday? Do you remember how long you walked over the weekend? Do you know how many calories were in the donuts you had for breakfast? Answers to these questions don’t have to ruin your day. If you are one of the millions of Americans who wants to get in shape and live a healthier lifestyle, a solution may be in the palm of your hand. The next time you pick up your cell phone (or if you are currently holding it), think about how an application can help you take steps toward living a healthier lifestyle. Medical apps are more popular than ever, and specific apps to help in improve lifestyle choices are showing their value.

Calorie tracking apps, fitness tracking apps, weight management apps, and weight loss apps are being used heavily by a large percentage of smartphone users. For example, out of all smartphone users with health apps, 38 percent use fitness tracking apps, 31 percent use calorie tracking apps, and 12 percent use weight management apps.  Mobile apps designed to aid in lifestyle changes are excellent tools to consider using because they are convenient and can help you become aware of aspects of your eating and fitness habits that may not have normally been noticed. In a world where smartphones are always by our side, it makes sense to use technology to our advantage.

While apps are great for tracking caloric intake, calories exerted, and total weight loss, they do not do the work for us. However, mobile applications can be great resources when you get off track. iPhone® apps, iPad® apps, Android™ tablet apps, and Android™ smartphone apps used to count calories consumed and exerted are constantly giving doses of reality to users. These medical applications address the core problem in America today: overeating. An app that combines calorie tracking, fitness tracking, and weight management can show people what they really consume and exert in one day. Many are surprised, as they grossly underestimate the amount of calories consumed and burned. Also, weight management features help people notice when their weight starts to fluctuate after not being monitored for a period of time. Becoming aware of reality when it comes to health makes return on investment (ROI) skyrocket for those who utilize these types of medical apps.[1]

If you are interested in helping America move toward a healthier lifestyle, consider working with a universal app developer like DDA Apps™. As a full-service division of Dynamic Digital Advertising, LLC, DDA Apps has a history of working with medical clients to create the best mobile healthcare apps possible. The graphic designers, programmers, copywriters, illustrators, photographers, animators, and videographers at DDA Apps will work together to help you develop the most convenient and resourceful mobile medical app. No matter how simple or complex, the skilled and professional teams at DDA Apps have the resources to create a custom medical app to fit your needs. Contact DDA Apps today to learn more about improving the health of America with a mobile medical application.


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[1] Bartoo, Carole. “A Smart Approach to Weight Loss (02/26/13).” A Smart Approach to Weight Loss (02/26/13). Vanderbilt Medicine, Feb. 2013. Web. <>.