19 July 2013
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Diseases Number of death
Heart disease 597,689
Cancer 574,743
Chronic lower respiratory diseases 138,080
Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases)


Above is a heart-wrenching extract of a report published on October 10, 2012 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services tracking the last year mortality causes.

Don’t be pessimistic about the blog. But facts are facts, you have to accept those, whether you like them or not. Techvedic, being a leading tech support vendor, explores some fantastic health mobile apps that can help you handle these lifestyle diseases, provided you have the determination. All leading mobile app stores – Google Play, Apple App Store and Windows Phone Store to name a few – are packed with health apps to suit people from different walks of life. Some of the free health apps are discussed below:

Runtastic Running & Fitness

Do what you want – burn extra fat to stay fit in size, build up cardio endurance, or train for a marathon – with this free health app (available at Google Play and Apple App Store), integrated with GPS to track sports & fitness activities, such as: running, jogging, biking or walking. Don’t be in haste, especially, if you are a beginner, as the app working as a trainer keeps a detail of your cardio workout progress (time, distance, elevation change, speed, calories & more) to scale you up gradually. To make it further interesting, turn on the music. Easy-to-understand statistics offered by the app help you understand where you are going, and where should you go actually. With Runtastic Earth View you can get 3D view of your workout, and can even stay connected with friends or community members, who are trying the app, thus carry on the fitness regime without getting bored.

JEFIT – Workout, Fitness, GymLog

Your personal trainer or nutritionist would go envious of the JEFIT app, the Winner of the 2011 Best Fitness and Workout App and 2011 Best App Ever Awards, available freely at Google Play. Exclusive exercise and workout routine database, full two – way synchronization with online JEFIT Profile, user-friendly workout routine manager, and the capability to go in sync with users’ demand, and smart logging system are some of the features that you would love to give a test. Its tracking system allows you to monitor weight, body fat, height, chest, waist, arms, shoulders, forearms, neck, hips, thighs and calves and lets you know the BMI (Body Mass Index) instantly.

Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker

Acclaimed by Consumer Reports, the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Family Circle, Marie Claire, NBC, CNET, Shape, the Today Show and more, this could be a perfect health app, if you want to get in shape quickly. Talking about what makes it special: the largest food database – over 3,000,000 foods, revealing how good they can be to your health, barcode scanner, over 350 exercise regimes with effective tracking of cardio and strength training, etc. The app compatible with iOS 5 or later is available with the renowned Apple App Store.

Lose It!

What you want to be and where you want to be i.e. the goal will be yours, and customized plans to achieve that from Lose It. Weight loss, exercise, macronutrient intake, blood pressure, sleep, and all can be monitored and regulated with this app, available at App Store from Apple. If challenge is the factor that excites you much, then set Challenge Type –Join Public, Join Private or Hidden or Create Public, Private, or Hidden ( except the first type, for rest premium upgrade is recommended). And, 24/7 support or consult from friends, family and peers is at your palm as you can connect seamlessly with them through it.


A healthy diet is a key to good health. But when on trip or tour, it becomes hard to follow. Thanks to the app that can serve as the best companion to guide you what to eat and where to eat based on your location which is hovered by GPS. With just a swipe or tap you would come across a healthy menu detailing calorie, fat and carb totals.

By staying healthy, you can be a good contributor to nation building. Don’t believe? But, yes, it’s true, ‘see how?’ According to the American Heart Association editorial board, the death due to cardiovascular disease would be triple by 2030, which in turn will demand $800 billion investment in medical care, annually. And the situation would directly cause a productivity loss of about $276 billion, thus taking the budget to above a trillion dollar. Don’t you think this huge sum can change the destiny of many?

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