As the summer continues and most of us spend more time outdoors and on the go, I want you all to take a moment to think about how you track your health when you are on the move. It’s so important to be in tune with our bodies, whether we are relaxing at home or lounging at the beach (with sunscreen of course!). The great thing is that nowadays it is easier than ever to keep track of your health wherever you are.
You’re probably familiar with AskMD by now – we’ve talked about it on my show and I’ve featured it here a few times, too. It’s a great resource for learning what could possibly be causing symptoms you’re experiencing, and you can use the app on your mobile phone or right here at doctoroz.com/askmd.
This week, my friends at Sharecare launched AskMD for Apple Watch. AskMD for Apple Watch helps make you more proactive about your health because it makes it easier to manage your health.
You can start a consultation right from Apple Watch by opening up the AskMD app and using Siri to let AskMD know what symptoms you are experiencing. And because AskMD saves your consultations in your profile, you can access that information in the app on your phone or on Apple Watch.
You can even use Siri to add more detail as your symptoms evolve. Let’s say your back pain has moved from the center of your back to your lower back, or has become more intense. Use Siri on Apple Watch to add notes to your completed back pain consultation anytime, to make sure you remember to share them when you check in with your doctor.
And speaking of checking in – AskMD gets a little more personal with Apple Watch! A day or so after you’ve finished a new consultation, Apple Watch asks how you’re feeling, and keeps track of whether you’re feeling better or worse, and tracks that with your consultation. It’s like having a gentle reminder to make sure you’re keeping an eye on your well-being, which is something we all need time to time.
I know everyone doesn’t have an Apple Watch, but whether you do or not, AskMD makes it simple to take care of yourself. If you haven’t yet, download it today in the App Store or check it out here to start managing your health – easily.