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Drew shares three helpful health applications which provide you with useful weight loss information, measure your calorie intake and gives you an indication of your blood alcohol concentration.

Swap It, Don’t Stop It
Cost – Free
A new government initiative, Swap It, Don’t Stop It has been launched to help Australians lose centimetres off their waist lines and prevent or delay the onset of chronic diseases such as some cancers, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. There are some simple everyday changes outlined on the Swap it, Don’t Stop It website to help you on your way to a healthier lifestyle without losing all the things you love.
Information available online and as an iPhone application.

MyFitnessPal – Calorie Counter
Cost – Free
If you are looking to lose a few kilos, then watching what you eat and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is essential. While you may think you know which foods are good for you, keeping a count of your calories is a clever way to keep yourself on track.

I downloaded the MyFitnessPal app and was set up and ready to go within minutes. I started recording my calorie count for the day, which is split into breakfast, lunch and dinner… and also includes a exercise area to capture any calories you lost through exercise outside your normally day-to-day living.
Available on Android and iPhone

Blood Alcohol Calculator
Cost – Free
If you are planning to drive, the safest method is to not drink, but as we all know, unforseen circumstances happen. If you are faced with such a situation and need to figure out if you are right to drive, the Blood Alcohol Calculator can give you an estimate based on your weight, height and alcohol intake over a set period of hours.

Disclaimer: This calculator is NOT intended to replace an actual blood alcohol concentration (BAC) device, and is only provided as a public service for estimating your BAC.

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