Smatphone Apps for Improved Family Caregiver Health

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Top Health Apps for Busy Family Caregivers

By Ted Holmgren, 9:59 pm on October 24, 2014

When devoting your time to caring for a loved one, it’s easy to lose sight of your own health. However, it is important to take the time to exercise and eat right so that you can stay positive, energetic and strong. Although it may not always feel like you have enough time for a daily workout, modern technology makes it easier. The 3 smartphone apps listed below help you take your health into your own hands and all you need is a few minutes at a time. If you’re interested in scheduling longer workouts and alone time but are worried about leaving your loved one unattended, consider getting help from a trusted hourly caregiver in Scottsdale.

Lose It!

This comprehensive weight-loss and calorie counting app is easy to use and gives you an idea of what you’re using to fuel your body. It helps you keep track of calories, exercise and macros like fat, protein and carbs. When your day revolves around making sure others are eating well, this app will help you get what you need without having to think about it.

7-Minute Workout

No matter how busy you are, you are probably able to set aside seven minutes for a quick workout. The 7-Minute Workout app walks you through several exercises that require no equipment. These exercises, like squats and pushups, can be done anywhere and anytime. Try turning the app on right after waking up to get you energized for the day.

Mindfulness Daily

The stress of caring for a loved one can affect your physical health as well as your emotional and mental health. Taking small steps to reduce stress can make a big difference in your hormone levels and heart health. The quick practices in this app can help you become more productive and more at peace.

It’s not always easy to focus on yourself, but with a few tools at your fingertips, you can get the well-deserved care that you need. If you find yourself in need of more time in order to avoid caregiver burnout, contact Home Care Assistance in Scottsdale, AZ for respite care services. Our trained caregivers can offer you peace of mind knowing that your aging loved one is being looked after by a trained professional while you take time to nurture your own health and well-being.

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