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5 benefits of tracking your fitness with mobile apps
5 benefits of tracking your fitness with mobile apps
By: Dr. Burke There are currently over 100,000 health-related apps available for smartphones. (The Conversation) Approximately 69 percent of U.S. adults monitor their health data via a health app in the areas of exercise routines (including heart rate), blood pressure, eating patterns and caloric intake, glucose levels, sleep, fertility cycles, emotional moods, and even sex. (VCloudNews) Nearly half of all U.K.-based adults who self-track their health via mobile apps report ‘strong behavioral change’. As we all know, just because something’s popular doesn’t mean it’s necessarily good for your health, like binge-watching Netflix shows instead of exercising. What are the benefits of using a mobile app to track your fitness? We believe there are at least five major benefits to monitoring your health through a mobile app: Measuring results for future improvement. As the adage goes, “What is measured is realized. What is realized is capable of being changed.” The ability to record and evaluate your fitness performance, frequency, and changes over time is vital information that your primary care physician would be interested in ...

New High Field MRI at Orthopedic Associates
Orthopedic Associates just added some outstanding new equipment to our Des Peres Square Imaging Center: A High Field MRI! We’re very excited about the new addition to our arsenal for patient care and we’d like to share a little additional information about what to expect if there is an MRI in your near future. First, what is an MRI? MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a test that doctors use to examine the inside of the human body. Using magnetic fields and pulses of radio wave energy, MRI machines are able to take picture of organs, bones, and other interior structures that can’t be see as well with an X-Ray, ultrasound, or CT scan. Basically they are cameras that see beyond your skin and can focus on specific areas of your body where medical professionals need to gather additional information. Who administers my MRI? An MRI technologist registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologies. Our team is highly skilled and specifically trained in getting the best test results while ensuring your comfort during the procedure. Your technologist is not only an expert ...