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Health applications that really work (there are two clear winners)



New research has found that most health and fitness-related mobile apps are not evidence-based.

The study, from Deakin University and VicHealth, analyzed more than 300 applications and found only two – Quit Genius and Unwinding Anxiety – achieved a four-star rating.

None received a five-star rating.

Lyn Roberts of VicHealth told 3AW Breakfast that the only ones that scored well are the apps that help you change your behavior.

Asked the most recommended, she listed:

  • Get out of Genius (smoking)
  • Bare Anxiety (Mental Health)
  • FitBit Fitness Tracker (fitness)
  • Dawn by Hello Sunday morning (alcohol)

Click PLAY to hear Ross and John talking to Lynn Roberts


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