In each issue of the Family Advisory Newsletter, we plan to feature a few practical apps for your mobile devices that we hope you will enjoy. Today we feature two in the area of health: Heart Rate and First Aid.

Know your Heart

For an adult, normal resting heart rate ranges from 60 to 100 beats a minute. For a well-trained athlete, normal resting heart rate may be closer to 40 beats a minute. For healthy adults, a lower heart rate at rest generally implies more efficient heart function and better cardiovascular

This fun, award-winning app allows you instant access to your heart rate, both at rest and while exercising. Great feedback for health maintenance and physical training.

Read more about the Heart Rate app here >

Accidents happen.

This official Red Cross First Aid app offers expert advice for everyday emergencies.

Get the app and be prepared for what life brings.

The Red Cross has compiled the best and most up-to-date medical recommendations and interventions, which this app delivers with videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice. It makes first aid easy to understand and to use, if ever needed, and, assuming you have a charge on your smartphone, it’s there when you need it!

Read more about the Red Cross First Aid app here >