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Microsoft Chooses the Top Health Apps For WP7

Microsoft held a contest to see what the top health and life science apps were for Windows Phones and they’ve now announced ten winners of a 4gb Xbox 360 with Kinect (sick prize). One of the winners is an app I personally use as well as some of the writers here and that’s 6 Week Training that is both free and rocking 5 stars and we all love it. Anyway, It’s a neat contest and the winners are noteworthy, so let’s share them here:

6 Week Training (free)

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Developed by Herman Mogilevskiy

Herm’s Software Services

6 Week Training is an easy-to-follow program to help you reach your goals in the following exercises:

  • 100 pushups

  • 200 sit-ups

  • 200 squats

  • 150 dips

After taking the initial test for each of the exercises the program will put you in the appropriate workout level and keep track of your workout. After week two, four, and five there is an Exhaustion Test that will determine which level of the program is right for you in the following week. You can always monitor your progress by looking through the logs and charts available.

A Pose for That ($2 with trial)

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Developed by Sebastian Holst and Dawn Holst

Ethical Studio

A Pose for That connects yoga to life’s everyday situations by delivering just the right information at the right time – thanks to Windows Phone 7 smartphone technology. The application includes:

  • A comprehensive knowledgebase (90+ poses listed under their English and Sanskrit names, organized into eight categories and mapped to 30+ special topics – all of which are well documented)

  • An interactive user experience optimized for the phone

  • A sense of humor.

DrinkFit: Beer, Cocktail & Liquor Nutrition Facts ($2)

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Developed by Justin Cooperman

Ever wonder how many calories or carbohydrates are in your favorite alcoholic beverages? Not anymore! DrinkFit provides nutritional information for beer, cocktails, liquor, wine coolers, wine, and mixers. Perhaps you’ve wondered just how many minutes to add to your workout routine to make up for last night’s party. Maybe you’ve been at a restaurant and wondered what types of wine had the least amount of carbs. With DrinkFit, these problems are solved.

Healthy U ($1)

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Developed by Dipti Jariwala and Savitha Gopalakrishnan

Optimum Technology Inc.

Healthy U is a wellness initiative to make your life easier at times of emergency. It helps you call emergency services, find doctors, vaccination centers, and nutrition facts. It is your medical organizer and your meal evaluator.
Features include:

  • Make quick calls to emergency services

  • Find doctors based on name, location, specialty or insurance

  • View detailed doctor information

  • Find vaccination centers based on address or current location

  • Search food items and view nutrition facts

  • And more

Fertility Calendar (free)

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Developed by Jamshed Damkewala

This application helps track and predict your menstrual cycle and fertile days at a glance using an easy, color-coded calendar view. Use this application if you are trying to get pregnant or if you are trying to avoid getting pregnant.

Features include:

  • Set your last period date, cycle length, and luteal phase duration
  • Color-coded calendar view shows your menstrual cycle and fertile days at a glance
  • Saves information so you don’t have to reenter it
Pregnancy e-Wheel ($1 with trial)

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Nialls Systems

Pregnancy e-Wheel is a software tool that allows obstetricians and other caregivers such as midwifes to estimate the gestational age parameters and fetal development during a pregnancy.

My Sleep ($1 with trial)

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Developed by Dhiren Vyas

The My Sleep application provides a clinically-proven and doctor-recommended way to get better sleep. My Sleep is a must have application if you or any of your family members have problem getting good sleep.

This application can be an invaluable tool at home or away from home. It is very common for a person to not be able to fall asleep due to various reasons. White noise and soft noise have been proven to help relax people to help them fall asleep.

Nutrition Missions ($1 with trial)

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Developed by Robert Hellestrae

Nutrition Missions will help you broaden your palate by introducing you to a range of delicious, nutrient-dense foods. Learn more about healthy eating and start a conversation on Twitter about the road to good health. This application will help you with simple, practical advice on cooking, nutrition, green living, food storage, and more.

HealthCaddyFree (free or $1 paid version)

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Do you track health data points like blood glucose, blood pressure, and weight daily as part of your health and fitness goals? HealthCaddy is your buddy. A single application to help track your daily blood glucose, systolic reading, diastolic reading, heart rate, and weight readings. Simple graphs of the most recent readings and a detailed graph of all readings are available. You can also export saved readings to an email which can be sent to your doctor.