Items Tagged ‘mobile apps’

Get fit: 5 ways to put your fitness tracker to work

October 2, 2016

Get fit: 5 ways to put your fitness tracker to work

By uclahealth uclahealth

If you’ve jumped on the fitness-tracker bandwagon, you’re not alone. Millions of people have purchased wearable fitness trackers. These devices, such as the Fitbit, Jawbone UP and Garmin vívofit, monitor statistics such as your heart rate, activity levels and the number of steps you take. Alas, while it’s fun to watch your daily step totals […]

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Tags: calorie counts, daily step totals, Fitbit, fitness goals, fitness tracker, food tracking, Garmin vívofit, Jawbone UP, mobile apps, training log, wearable fitness trackers, weight-loss goals


Is Pokémon GO a healthy game?

July 20, 2016

Is Pokémon GO a healthy game?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Video games often stir up clashes between parents, who prefer their kids to be more active, and kids, who try to negotiate more screen time. But with the wildly popular new Pokémon GO game, the battle lines between physical activity and screen time have gotten fuzzy. Pokémon GO is a smartphone game that blends the […]

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Tags: Anxiety, children, children and exercise, childrens health, depression, Dr. McCurdy-McKinnon, healthy living, mobile apps, physical activity, Pokémon GO, screen time, teens


Kids coping with disaster need guidance. UCLA app helps parents give it

June 21, 2016

Kids coping with disaster need guidance. UCLA app helps parents give it

By Meg Sullivan megsullivan

When wildfires rage, anxiety can rise as high and as fast as temperatures. In fact, little in life matches the stress of having to pack up your entire family and move to safety as fires race toward your home and all you hold dear. “Evacuating with little to no notice in the face of a […]

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Tags: app, earthquakes, extreme heat, fire, floods, mobile app, mobile apps, natural disaster, tornadoes, trauma, tsunami, wildfire