As if smart phones haven’t made our lives easy enough, we can now add monitoring our cholesterol to the list of functions they can perform.
If you’ve been diagnosed by your doctor as having high cholesterol, and you’re a smart phone owner, there are a number of apps available to help you keep track of your cholesterol levels and take steps towards improving your numbers. Here’s a look at three of those apps:
This app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch lets you log your LDL, HDL, and triglyceride levels and helps you monitor your progress over time by presenting your numbers in chart form. An added feature is the medication/pill reminder for those who take prescription medications for their cholesterol or cardiovascular health.
The Cholesterol Down app for Android is based on a book by the same name and lets you track your cholesterol levels, while providing step-by-step tips and how-to advice for lowering your cholesterol. Daily motivation and coaching messages help make taking the steps that much easier.
The Cholesterol Coach app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch not only helps you track your cholesterol levels and progress over time, it also helps you understand food labeling and calculates your annual spend on cigarettes.
To find out more about the impact of high cholesterol on your health and ways to lower your cholesterol naturally, visit the Vitals National Cholesterol Education Month page.
Sources: itunes.apple.com and play.google.com