Bupa have launched a series of apps covering a wide range of topics and health queries that many of us have on a daily basis.
As a medical student, making sure your brain is in tip-top condition is useful to make sure all of that revision sinks in! And what better way to work on understanding your current brain health than a free app which prompts you daily.
Designed to help people monitor and improve their Brain-Heart health, the new app (which was created by Alzheimer’s Australia and Bupa Health Foundation) is the first of its kind to help you rate and track your brain health.
Download the app then start by taking a Brain Health Survey, which gives you a brain health score. Completing the suggested activities in BrainyApp will then help you increase and improve on your score – and if you aren’t keeping the white matter tested with activities, your brain-heart health score will decrease.
Once you have a score you will be able to email yourself your results and begin to keep track of any improvements. This follows the trend of many self-help apps nowadays that try and put the user in a position of more education and control.
The app includes brain games, which give your brain a work out with interesting and challenging games. You can also set yourself activities – add to your brain health points with a range of activities including exercise, eating well, getting health checks, keeping your mind active and managing your smoking and alcohol intake.
The app also sends a daily fact alert to keep your score front of mind so to speak.
Whether it’s a gimmick, or whether it will actually help you in the long term with your revision – we will leave you to be the judge of that! Do let us know if you have tried it and what you think with comments below.
To download the brainy app click here.