The Best Apps for Staying in Great Health

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Old man winter is arriving soon, which means hunkering down and forgetting about all those fun exercise activities the summer holds. Here are a few apps to help you keep from falling victim to the old man’s wintery wrath.

 Migraine Buddy

free for Android

This simple app allows you to track your migraine intensity, starting points and triggers (like what you ate that day) in order to avoid future episodes.

“Migraine Buddy is an advanced Migraine Tracking and Reporting App designed by Neurologists and Data Scientists. Tracking your migraine syndromes can provide objective records for you and your doctor to create a customized treatment plan. Migraine Buddy helps you identify the triggers and lifestyle factors so you can take preventive measures to improve your condition.”


automatically uploaded with iOS 8

Know where to find all of your health information in one place with the new iOS 8 Health app.

“Heart rate, calories burned, blood sugar, cholesterol — your health and fitness apps are great at collecting all that data. The new Health app puts that data in one place, accessible with a tap, giving you a clear and current overview of your health. You can also create an emergency card with important health information — for example, your blood type or allergies — that’s available right from your Lock screen.”



free for iOS and Android

Keep your brain health up with brain games on Lumosity.

“Lumosity is designed by neuroscientists to train memory, attention, and more. With foundations in the study of neuroplasticity, Lumosity games are used in research, and have been incorporated into studies done by top scientists worldwide.”


free for iOS and Android

Track your steps and biking just by keeping your phone in your pocket. Moves is known to be a bit of a battery draining app, so pair your iPhone 5/5s with the OtterBox Resurgence to keep it lasting all day!

“Seeing your everyday exercise can help you think about your life in a new way. Start with small changes that can lead to a fitter lifestyle and healthier habits.”


free for iOS and Android

Don’t put off learning about a health issue with HealthTap. You can live chat with doctors right from HealthTap when and where you need advice.

“HealthTap has reinvented the way millions all over the world take care of their health and well-being. We have more than 62,000 top U.S. doctors here to help you smile and feel good. Get help by talking to a live doctor anytime, from anywhere. Learn more by getting personalized answers, tips, news, and app recommendations direct from doctors.”



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Logan Martinez

Logan Martinez

I like to tell people I am a born and raised Colorado girl – truth is I was born in central Texas in a teenie-tiny town called Wimberley. Otherwise I am all about Colorado. I learned to ski and snowboard, but really I am more of the cuddle-up-by-the-fire-and-knit type. My hobbies are based around being a home-body. I love knitting, sewing, organizing – but I can’t stand doing dishes. I went to CSU to study journalism, and love writing, graphic design and photography.

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