Thanksgiving may be one of our favorite holidays, but it sure does nothing to help anyone trying to lose weight or stay on a diet. This year, your iPhone or Blackberry may be to the rescue (or, just may be the bearer of bad news). Lots of calorie-counter apps can help you (and your employees) keep on track with eating right.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, MobileHealthNews.com has a run-down of the top apps. Here's what they say:
In the coming years these calorie tracking applications will become far more user friendly by being coupled with wireless peel-and-stick sensors that automatically count a person’s calorie intake. Companies like Philometron are working on those sensors right now — until then we have to manually enter or look up our food’s calories, which makes tracking a chore.
A chore, yes, but way easier than any online method or paper and pen. Some of these apps were designed for managing diabetes or keeping up with a specific diet plan--all good stuff.
These are just a few of the countless mobile apps putting health and fitness info in your employees' hands. This is going to be a fun, fun space to watch as more and more wellness companies and health plans get in the game of mobile apps, making tracking health and wellness easier and more fun.
As for me, I think I'll start using these apps after Thanksgiving.
Editor's Note - Jennifer Benz is founder and chief strategist at Benz Communications, a boutique consulting firm that focuses on employee benefits communication. You can reach her at email@example.com or via Twitter @jenbenz.