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Pardee Signature Care

Pardee Hospital’s Signature Care Center is excited to announce the launch of its Virtual Screening Center. Through step-by-step assessments, review the hereditary and lifestyle factors that influence your chances of developing specific health issues — all from the comfort and privacy of your own home. Print the results and use them to spark a conversation between you and your primary care provider. Remember, knowledge is power and there’s nothing quite as powerful as prevention! Explore our Virtual Screening Center now. Or, read more about it in this article from WLOS ABC 13 News.


 
 

Pardee Hospital has launched a new Virtual Screening Center, a free tool aimed at helping the community identify risks for various health issues.

These virtual step-by-step risk assessments review hereditary and behavioral factors that could be putting individuals at risk for developing a health issue. At the end of the risk assessment, a comprehensive report will walk participants through their answers and explain how each factor can increase their risk. These reports are printer-friendly, and Pardee encourages individuals to share the risk assessment with their primary care provider to see if further steps need to be taken. The virtual screening tool can be accessed at www.pardeesignaturecare.org.

Those without a provider can visit www.pardeeselect.org and take Pardee's online compatibility tool to find providers that match their personality and approaches to health
 
  all recipesWhat’s for dinner? Allrecipes.com Dinner Spinner App is free and will help you find meals that you and your family can enjoy. Their recipes include nutritional values so that you can make sure that you pick a recipe that won’t derail your healthy eating plan.

The app “spins” your picks to deliver a match based on thousands of popular recipes from Allrecipes.com. Of course, if you’re not up for a game of chance, you can simply perform a traditional search and sort recipes based on food type (including vegan and gluten-free). If you prefer, you can always access their website as well at allrecipes.com. Meal planning for Android (free) | iPhone (free)
 
 
 
 

POPULAR HEALTH AND WELLNESS APPS

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Farm Star Living – Find the best farm-to-table restaurants near you — no matter where you are in the nation. Access directions, links, phone numbers, and restaurant reviews. Free for iOS and Android devices.

Greece Mobile Reference – Learn more about the Greek culture in this free app for Android and iPhone devices. Access local language phrasebooks, locate major attractions and archaeological sites, and find top-rated restaurants.

SimplyHealth Back Care – This app provides information on how to manage and prevent back pain. Access exercise videos to improve back strength and flexibility. Free for iOS and Android devices.

Bewilderness – Use this app as your outdoor reference manual for common poisonous plants. Compare plants around you to poison ivy, oak, and sumac. Learn how to treat exposure. $0.99 for iPhone and iPad.

AllTrails – This app lets users browse over 40,000 high-quality trails guides for everything from hiking and mountain biking to fishing and snowshoeing. Track your adventures and share with friends! Free for iPhone and Android devices.

National Parks – This app from National Geographic lets you virtually explore US national parks. Get park recommendations, find out the must-do’s, and discover the secrets of each park. Free for iPhone and iPad.

Classic Camping Cookbook & Meal Planner – From the camping experts at Coleman, this app makes planning, shopping for, and cooking meals under the stars easy and delicious. Organize meals based on food type, category, and ingredients. Free, available for iPhone only.

Pocket First Aide & CPR – This app is an easy-to-use emergency guide that includes information on First Aid basics, CPR, and other medical and environmental emergencies. All content is provided by the American Heart Association. $1.99 for iPhone and Android.

Garmin Fit – This runner’s app lets users keep track of how long they’ve been running, distance, speed, and calories burned. Running history with maps logs your past runs. Soundtrack feature included. $0.99 for iPhone and Android.

Cessation Nation – This app helps people kick the cigarette habit by tracking the monetary savings of not smoking, offering distracting games to play to cope with cravings, and promoting the health benefits of a tobacco-free lifestyle. Users can also keep a running tally of the number of cigarettes they’ve avoided. Free for iPhone and Android.

Nike+ Running – This fitness training app lets users map runs, track progress, and get the motivation they need to keep going. Monitor distance, pace, time, and calories burned. Free for iPhone and Android.

WebMD – Get trusted health information anytime and anyplace. Check symptoms, research health conditions and treatments, access a pill identification tool, and learn first aid essentials with the WebMD app. Free for iPhone and Android.

Sleep as Android – Perfect for night owls, this app measures your sleep cycle, provides a music playback function so you can create soundtracks for sleep, and offers a gentle-wake alarm. Sleep noise recording is also a popular feature with Sleep as Android. Free version available for Android, $2.99 for full version.

Fitbit – Combining a range of activity, sleep, and health-related products with supportive apps, Fitbit has quickly become synonymous with the tech-supported fitness movement. After reviewing various fitness tracking devices, Lighten Up 4 Life determined Fitbit to be the most accurate and we’ve become an official Fitbit affiliate. Give it a try today!

Relax and Sleep Well – This app offers the sleep-deprived a 27-minute hypnotherapy session for deep relaxation. Developed by leading UK hypnotherapist, Glenn Harold, the app features Harold’s soothing voice against a backdrop of soothing sound effects, affirmations, and direct suggestions that facilitate profound relaxation. Free for iPhone and Android.

Hot5 – Boost your current fitness routine or build one with Hot5. This apps contains provides users with loads of 5-minute workout videos for every skill level, interest, and area of focus. From yoga to rock-hard ab work, Hot5 is your perfect mobile fitness pal. Free; iPhone only.

Relaxing Sounds of Nature Lite – Lull yourself to sleep at the end of a long day or just take a moment or two to de-stress with this free app by Red Hammer Software. Blend natural soundscapes and soothing images together to downshift and promote relaxation. Free for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch.

Weight Watchers Mobile – Take your personal weight loss coach wherever you go! This app offers recipes, exercise information, success stories, and other resources to help you stay on-track and motivated. The app works in tandem with Weight Watchers’ PointsPlus program and is free for iPhone and Android.

Sleepbot – When we sleep better, we cope with stress better — and that can help us lose weight! Sleepbot is a popular sleep-tracking app that monitors sleep cycles, provides ambient sounds to promote sleep, and comes with customizable smart alarms. Free version available for Android and iPhone.

LIVESTRONG MyQuit Coach – This free app helps you find the right smoking-cessation app for your lifestyle. Analyze your current consumption, set goals, and customize your reduction schedule. Available for iPhone only.

CRON-O-meter – This simple tool helps users take charge of their nutrition. Monitor your daily calorie intake and compare that data your goal, add custom recipes and personal food favorites, track activity, and review your progress over time. This app is highly-praised for its simple interface and ease-of-use. Free for Android and iPhone.

Gym Pact – Lose weight and earn cash. Gym Pact lets you connect with its community of users to make weight loss pacts. If you meet your goals, you earn money; if you fall short, you owe. How’s that for motivation? Free versions are available for Android and iPhone.

Diet Assistant – Weight Loss – Diet Assistant is billed as a personal weight-loss coach and virtual chef all in one. It provides users with healthy, personalized weight-loss resources that include grocery lists, a weight-loss tracker, a BMI calculator, and more. Free versions are available for both Android and iPhone.


 
 

my fitness pal

How does it work?

MyFitnessPal is so easy to use because it learns from you. All of us tend to eat the same foods over time.
MyFitnessPal.com remembers what you've eaten and done most often in the past, and makes it easy for you to add those foods again to your log.
So the more you track your meals, the easier it becomes!

Check it out - MyFitnessPal
 
 
 
 

The Fitness & Weight Loss Tracker  which will help you:

  • Enter your weight & fitness minutes
  • Track your team
  • Track your individual progress
  • Update your profile
  • Remove yourself from a Team
  • Join another Team
    Note: You will need the "Unique Team Id" from the team you are joining in order to
    add yourself to a team. You can obtain this "Unique Team Id" from the team you are planning on joining.

progress tracker

 

 

Knowing your weight is important, but knowing your BMI is as equally significant to your weight-loss and your health. BMI takes into account not just your weight, but also your height to indicate body fat. The goal for most people: a BMI that's over 18 and less than 25.

Learn your body mass index, body fat and calorie goals using our calculators below. Simply enter some basic information about yourself and click "Calculate."


Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women.

Enter your height and weight using standard measurements (inches and pounds, respectively), and click "Calculate."


How much fat are you carrying? Find out if you are in the healthy range.

Select your gender, complete the required fields using standard measurements (in inches), and then click "Calculate."


Use the calorie calculator to estimate the number of daily calories your body needs based on physical activity, height and weight.

Complete the required fields using standard measurements, and click "Calculate."

 

 


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