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iPhone apps that may help you fight flu and stay fit

Well everyone’s caught onto how iPhones help your health: whether you want to diet, make a tourniquet for your leg, or err.. have a baby. Hell who even needs a doctor these days [joke].

Anyway if iPhones can be a source of first aid, menstruation calendars and relaxing bell music it stands to reason that they stand alongside paracetemol, gin and those antibiotic water-free handwashes in the front-line against colds and flus.

Because that’s the sort of horrible stuff that’s going around at the minute. Just search twitter for flu. It’s depressing.

Anyway here are some apps that may help you fight off colds (providing you disinfect your touch screen in between uses) as well as keep you fit over the festive period.

1. Stress Check, free on iTunes
Stress makes you tired and tired makes you ill right? This helps you monitor your stress levels by asking you questions like how you feel about your finances and your job it then draws you up a little bar chart highlighting areas you need to work on.

Though described as “Fun and Useless” by a reviewer, still, it’s free, and might make you think about your life and how you can make things easier on yourself.

2. Pill reminder on iTunes
If your throbbing head doesn’t remind you enough that you need to take medication, pain relief, antibiotics whatever, then this will with its push notification.

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3. St John’s Ambulance First Aid
on iTunes
Who know when your headache and blurry vision will make you cause a traffic accident? Best be prepared for all medical eventualities as direct or indirect results of your cold.

4. Nutrition menu on iTunes
You’ve got a cold? You should be packing in the vitamin C. Use Nutrition Menu to see how many vital vitamins the foods you eat have.

5. The Eatery (iPhone) on iTunes

Want to take real steps to improve your eating habits? You can use The Eatery to snap photos of your food, even share your diet with other users.

The Eatery gives you information about the food you eat which is more than just a calorie count. The app will rate how well you have been eating during the week and allow you to rate food according to how ‘fit’ or ‘fat’ it is.

This newly launched app is still a little gimmicky at the moment but could become an interesting and enjoyable way to learn more about the foods that are good for  us.

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