Mobile devices have become an integral part of our lives. According to IDC Research, 79% of people ages 18–44 have their mobile phones with them 22 hours per day. So it only makes sense that mobile apps might be a big part of managing your multiple sclerosis on a daily basis.
In keeping with our mission to provide helpful, informative, and convenient management techniques for people living with Multiple Sclerosis, we wanted to share The Top 5 Mobile Apps to Help You Get Through the Day. These apps have been compiled to serve as a suggestion for different ways to help you manage your MS. From health resources to recipes to medicine management, these apps are sure to provide useful guidance and information for you or your loved ones.
1. Caveman Feast 200 Paleo Recipes
For: Help with nutrition and recipe ideas to stay healthy
Info: $2.99 on App Store, iPhone and iPad
While there are many
diets that people living with MS use, this app provides a multitude of tasty recipes to help refresh your cooking and reinvigorate your menu. The Caveman Feast 200 Paleo Recipes app features over 200 award-winning Paleo recipes including recipes for gluten-free, grain-free, nutrient-dense, low sugar, low carb meals. The instructions are clear and the pictures will make your mouth water.
2. Momentum Magazine (MS Society)
For: Help with MS information and news
Info: Free on App Store, iPhone and iPad, plus Google Play for Android
The National MS Society is a great resource for anyone living with MS. This free app is available for iPhone and iPad, as well as Android users, and provides access to the National MS Society’s Momentum Magazine. With the latest on health tips, nutrition, research news, and fitness, this app puts a plethora of information and articles related to MS right at your fingertips.
3. MS self™
For: Help with MS resources and tracking MS symptoms
Info: Free on App Store, iPhone and iPad
Journaling can be a helpful way to manage your daily challenges. Available at the App store for the Apple iPhone and iPad, the MS self™ mobile app is designed to help you manage your MS with a daily journal and much more. Download this free app and get 24/7 access to fun, user-friendly tools and information and advice. Use the journal feature to keep track of feelings, thoughts, and moods; which can help you and your healthcare professionals see valuable reports on your activities and progress.
The app also includes additional features such as:
- Fact Cards: Stay informed with helpful tips and tools to keep your body and mind healthy.
- Achievement Badges: Earn fun personal achievements for using the multiple features of the app and work your way from “Aspiring Novelist” to an “MS self Champion”.
- Multiple-Device Syncing: Keep your information up to date across multiple devices.
- Notifications: Get reminders to stay consistent with your journaling and alerts about new fact cards available for you to view.
4. Yoga.com Studio
For: Help with staying active
Info: $3.99 on App Store, iPhone and iPad
The importance of a healthy body can’t be understated when managing your MS. It’s why MoveOverMS.org has dedicated an entire section of the site to My Body, and why we have featured yoga articles and videos in the past. With the Yoga.com Studio mobile app you get on-the-go HD video access to 300 yoga poses and breathing exercises, 3D muscle images for every pose, and predefined yoga programs. You even have the ability to create your own yoga routines. There’s something for everybody, from beginner to guru. You can even share, comment, and follow your favorite yoga instructors.
5. RxmindMe Medicine Reminder/Tracker
For: Help with Medicine/Vitamin Management
Info: Free on App Store, iPhone
Consistently taking your medication is vital to understanding your progress with the treatment of MS. The RxmindMe Prescription/Medicine Reminder and Pill Tracker is a free app available on the App store and may help you remember when to take your medications and vitamins. As with many diseases, MS patients often find themselves juggling multiple prescriptions. This app may help you keep track of your medicines/vitamins and dosages; and sets reminders to aid you in the daily treatment regimen.
DISCLAIMER: These digital tools are provided for informational purposes only. They should not be used as a diagnostic tool or as a substitute for professional medical advice from a healthcare provider. Do not use or rely on information you may obtain through these digital tools to diagnose or treat a disease or health problem.