“Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings” ~ Publilius Syrus
Quite true, isn’t it? When it comes to health and fitness, each individual has a different perspective on how to lead a healthy lifestyle. For some, it’s an utmost priority and some prefer to take it casually. Whatever the case may be, health is for sure an important aspect in one’s life and something that we can’t ignore. Technology has always been a helping hand in the medical industry and has always managed to be an important force that helps in pursuing a healthy life.
iOS Health app is one such initiative by Apple which was introduced along with iOS 8 and has stayed constant throughout every new iOS update since then. As there are a lot of other fitness gadgets like smartwatches or digital gym equipment that most of us rarely use Apple Health app on a regular basis. Well, agree or not if you have Apple Health app you don’t need anything at all. Yes, that’s right!
Here are a few iOS Health app tips and tricks that’ll help you in monitoring your health and fitness in the most optimum way.
Let’s get started.
Set up a Medical ID
A majority of users who use iOS health app are using it without setting up a medical ID. Setting up a medical ID on iOS health has its own set of benefits. A Medical ID provides critical information that may prove out to be useful in emergency conditions. One of the most amazing benefits of setting up a medical ID is that it can be accessed from the emergency dialer, without unlocking your device. While setting up Medical ID, you have to enter basic information like if you have any medical allergies or reactions, whom do you want to list as an emergency contact and so on.
Access Health Data
Once you’ve successfully set up a medical ID on your device, the next step is to enable health data access on the emergency dialer. On the emergency dialer screen, you’ll see a “Medical ID” option on the bottom left corner. Make sure that the “Show when unlocked” option is set to green so that strangers can get access to your health data in case of an emergency even if your device is locked.
Transfer Health Data
If you’re already using some other fitness app on your iPhone other than Health app, you can easily transfer your health data within apps. There are a few apps that are compatible with iOS health app and can easily sync data. For example, if you’re using the Calorie Counter app to monitor how many calories you can intake during a day, iOS health app can automatically synchronize this information and provide more accurate results as per your daily steps and activities.
Before you start using iOS health app on regular basis, just make sure you enter all your basic info on the app. Launch the health app on your device, tap on “Health data” option on the bottom left corner. In this section, you can manually enter all your basic health-related information like body measurements, blood pressure level, body temperature, heart rate etc.
Add Data to Favorites
You can easily customize your “Today” tab just the way you like it. Suppose, if heart rate info is important then you can mark it as favorite to display it on “Today” section. Open any detailed info and toggle the “Add to Favorite” switch next to it.
To have a more detailed overview of your health and fitness routine, you can take help from other sources as well. Head on to the Sources section of iOS health app and allow access to other apps to access your health data as well.
There were a few iOS Health app tips and tricks which will help you in pursuing a healthy and fit lifestyle. Make the most of Apple’s health app and explore the app, you’ll surely be amazed by the results.