Can Smartphone Apps Break Your Bad Habits?

January 28, 2013
Mashable | Jill Krasny

Juice was the clear winner of the experiment

At 8 a.m. my smartphone alarm goes off, nearly jolting me out of bed. It displays a short message: “Aim for 30 minutes of exercise today.” Craving another hour of sleep, I duck under the covers, but immediately that thought is replaced by another: “You know, this app actually has a point.” Five minutes later, I’m in my sneakers and out the door.

Juice is one of the apps I downloaded as part of my three-week long experiment to see if my smartphone could help me change my bad habits. I wanted to be fitter, more energetic and more social. I also wanted to eat better and stop spacing out on what I wanted to see at the movies. Read this article.

 

6 Apps You Must Download for Better Health in 2013

January 14, 2013
Diets In Review.com | Samantha Bandasack

…Juice is a fun app to help you connect the dots between your daily habits and personal energy levels. Use Juice for seven days, record daily energy levels, then start making connections between sleep, nutrition, and exercise. Juice gives a personalized assessment with tips for feeling more energized. The more you use the app the more you learn about yourself and become more familiar with your body. You can also record other daily habits by adding categories like stress, life balance, and mood. Ditch the energy drinks and download Juice instead! Cost: Free… Read this article. 

Daily Details Review of JUICE

January 7, 2013
Daily Details | Jennifer Shore

Pros: Juice allows users to break out of their typical diet monitoring and into a user-friendly, general health and energy tracker. Its simplicity, fun design, and tips that are actually helpful will make this app part of your regular health regimen.

Read the complete review here.

Food & Nutrition Magazine Review of JUICE

January 2, 2013
Food & Nutrition | Marisa Moore, MBA, RD, LD

Bottom Line
Juice goes beyond typical journaling to track what people want more of…energy. Though not scientifically proven, Juice is a fun and easy way to track how sleep, diet, and exercise impact energy and quality of life. The average user will be able to identify what works and doesn’t work and get tips on changing the behaviors that zap energy.Read the complete review here.

 

Mindbloom Is a Fun, Inspiring Game to Help You Work Towards Your Goals and Change Your Life

December 31, 2012
About.com | Melanie Pinola

There are lots of great apps for setting and tracking your goals or managing your tasks. If you want a more holistic view of the changes you want to see across all areas of your life, give the Mindbloom Life Game a try.

It’s a fun and free web “game” to “grow the life you want” across your career, health, relationships, finances, creativity, and spirituality. All it takes is a few minutes to set up the areas of your life you want to focus on and grow that metaphorical tree of your life with suggested actions. Read this article.

 

Download the latest in health apps

December 29, 2012
StarTribune (originating from Washington Post)

Several smartphone applications aim to track your behaviors, encourage better habits and generally improve well-being…

Juice: The self-proclaimed “World’s Funnest Energy Tracker” really is fun. The cartoony interface helps keep tabs on your sleep, exercise and nutrition. Were you an “awful” eater today? Tap the plate of junk food. Daily tips aim to boost results over time (free, for the iPhone)….Read this article.

5 apps for shaping up your health habits in the new year

December 26, 2012
GigaOm | Ki Mae Heussner

It’s easier said than done to stick to New Year’s resolutions for getting more sleep, exercising regularly or undertaking any other health-related routine. But a growing set of apps help people improve habits through activity tracking, design and networking with communities of peers or experts. Read this article featuring Mindbloom’s Juice and bloom*!

Juice Review

December 17, 2012
148 Apps | David Rabinowitz

Juice is a really unique and simple health and wellness app that helps users track their energy level throughout the day in hopes of identifying things that could be depleting one’s energy level. The app will even go one step further and recommend ways to improve a user’s energy level. Read this article.

Juice for iOS App Review

December 14, 2012
Total Apps | Angelina Roberts

…This is an excellent little app for anyone who needs a little kick in their life. If you find that you often lack energy and you rely a bit too much on coffee or energy drinks then this is the app for you. With all of its tips aimed at improving your health, it can help you find more natural ways of perking up and staying alert, which ultimately last longer than caffeine and have no comedown afterwards. Easy to use, nice to look at and helpful overall, this is a fun way to improve your health. Read this article.