Check out these health apps

Amazing Wellness - - AMAZING NEWS -

The right app can turn a smart­phone or wearable fit­ness de­vice into a truly use­ful tool. Check out these new ones: Kumu (getkumu.com): Of­fers a real-life hu­man—a per­sonal well­ness coach who works with you via texts and live video chats. There’s a fee ($19.99 per month, or $99.99 for 6 months), but you can try it out for a week at no charge. Atkins (atkins.com): For a low-carb lifestyle, this free app iden­ti­fies and tracks net carbs, pro­tein, fat, and fiber; plans shop­ping lists; and pro­vides recipes. Su­garChecked (su­garchecked.com): To steer clear of un­wanted sug­ars, sim­ply scan a bar code with your phone while you shop. The app (costs 99 cents) iden­ti­fies added sug­ars and sweet­en­ers, and rec­om­mends health­ier prod­ucts, recipes, and menus.

ONE MUL­TI­VI­TA­MIN RE­DUCES STRESS

Just one dose of a mul­ti­vi­ta­min can re­duce stress, in­crease a sense of calm, and boost mood, ac­cord­ing to an Aus­tralian study of 76 women be­tween the ages of 50 and 75, pub­lished in the jour­nal Age. Ear­lier stud­ies found that tak­ing a daily multi im­proved men­tal per­for­mance among older women af­ter 16 weeks, and im­proved mem­ory among men af­ter 8 weeks. The mul­tis in these stud­ies con­tained a va­ri­ety of vi­ta­mins, min­er­als, an­tiox­i­dants, and plant ex­tracts, de­signed for ei­ther women or men age 50 and older.

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