Quick Tips for Choosing a Reliable App
When viewing an app in the iTunes or Android store:
- Read reviews to see if the app performs as advertised.
- Look at the date the developer updated the app. It should be updated regularly, at least within the last 3 months.
- Visit the developer website for the app: Look at the developer team. Ideally, you want to see medical advisers, not just engineers, with appropriate health/medical credentials
- Be realistic about what is promised: Steer clear of apps that claim to diagnose or treat as well as those that suggest you take a certain drug or supplement, or encourage restrictive diets or excessive exercise.
A last note: if you are sensitive to electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs), tracking devices may be very disruptive and actually aggravate health issues. For those of you with EMF sensitivities, track your progress with pen and paper!
Kind thoughts come,
Dr. Judith Boice
- “Best Health and Fitness Apps of 2018.” https://www.healthline.com/health/fitness-exercise/top-iphone-android-apps
- “Best Diet/ Nutrition Apps for 2018” https://wa-health.kaiserpermanente.org/best-diet-apps/
- “Forbes Best List of Fitness Apps for 2017.” https://www.forbes.com/sites/leebelltech/2017/12/06/best-health-and-fitness-apps-of-2017/#793a81616fd7
- “Get Mobile, Get Healthy: The Appification of Health & Fitness” https://visual.ly/community/infographic/health/get-mobile-get-healthy-appification-health-fitness
- “Health and Fitness App Development; Must Have Features.” https://www.mobindustry.net/health-and-fitness-app-development-must-have-features/
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