6 Ways Health and Fitness Apps Will Change The Industry Forever (and for the Better)

In the constantly evolving digital world in which we live, technology is paving the way for many new things. What were once visions of sci-fi movies and TV shows are new realities. 

From the handheld gadgets that were the technological mainstays in shows like Star Trek to the 3D printing devices that created food out of thin air, it’s all starting to become commonplace.

One of the most popular digital health innovations of the 21st century are wearables. Recent statistics on wearables find that nearly 1 billion users will be touting them over the next two years, and as many as 44% of wearable users use them in some sort of fitness and or personal training capacity.
There’s no doubt about it, the health and fitness apps that power these devices and their corresponding smartphone handsets are the next generation of this technology. How might these types of health and fitness apps change the world in the years to come?

Connectivity and Engagement

Health apps and fitness apps offer something that used to have to be penned into a piece of paper on a clipboard and then manually entered into a system: your biodata. It’s this critical biodata that measures your caloric intake (and burn), your vital signs, your accomplishments and areas of progress, and the overall measurements of your health. 

This critical biodata is now connected, which means that with the right tools like Modo Bio, your health and fitness professionals have more oversight and a clearer view into you, your body and your lifestyle.

Facetime and Virtual Beside Manner

Your body mass index (BMI) is another important health baseline to know. This is checked by dividing your weight in pounds (lbs) by height in inches (in) squared and multiplying by a conversion factor of 703.

 (Weight/height2) x 703 = BMI, or you can use an online BMI calculator. It is supposed to tell us if we’re underweight, normal, or overweight/obese. However, it doesn’t differentiate between muscle weight and fat. 

This is where you would want to add your body fat percentage and lean muscle mass weight to monitor with your BMI.

Compliance and Follow-ups

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, patience compliance is not only the costliest part of treatment, but also the primary reason (up to 50% of the time) why various treatment regimens fail. With the right apps connecting doctors to patients, compliance rates can increase. 

One of the key reasons is because apps can remind patients to take medicine and can track the dosage and timing, helping improve compliance rates, and therefore success rates of various treatments, exponentially.

Reporting and Analytics

From doctors to personal trainers to nutritionists, data has always been the most difficult aspect of their job to curate. Doctors, for example, rely on shared medical databases, while nutritionists and fitness trainers have had scant few data access points. Instead of making educated guesses, however, newer technology like Modo Bio’s will enable you to provide the right, real-time data about you and your lifestyle to the right professionals. Having access to this encyclopedia of you will enable more targeted results and improved success rates.

Usability and Reliability

Technology has come a long way since the advent of the first smartphones. Tenth generation technology is more secure, more reliable and has more applications. This exciting revelation translates into a new evolution of personal healthcare and fitness, one that’s finely tuned to the digital era; one that effortlessly connects providers to patients, trainers and nutritionists to clients; and that works to enable them to reach and to maintain their personal health and wellness goals.

Education and Awareness

One of the most beneficial aspects of apps for fitness and health is the educational and awareness factor. For instance, a nutritionist’s app may require that you keep a digital food diary, whereas a personal trainer app may require that you log a caloric burn journal. In the same sense, both apps can offer helpful tips, educational snippets and other mediums to keep you engaged and moving along the way. As we all well know, education and awareness are the cornerstones for progress. Combined with the right accessibility, the future is bright.

Mobile is the Future of Health and Wellness

Experts estimate that more than half of all internet traffic of the present day comes from a mobile device of some type. The world is connected. No longer do patients need to drive to a doctor’s office. Gone are the crowded gyms of yesteryear. Forward-looking societies are evolving to the point where virtual is the new normal and required tests come from mail-in kits or are administered in a localized lab setting. At the forefront of this new normal is Modo Bio. We help you use the biodata that’s harvested from the fitness and health apps that you’re using to put it in front of the eyes of curated medical and fitness professionals to help you better attain and sustain your goals.