Best free personal health and diet applications

Ideal Body Weight Calculator is a free service, that will estimate your ideal body weight and the adjusted body weight according to your weight, height and gender. Note that in any case to avoid health problems related with weight, you must not be heavier than your waist to height ratio permits: always keep your waist circumference to less than half your height. For example, if you are 170 cm tall, your waist should be less than 85 cm. This is valid for men and women alike.

Burned Calories Calculator will help you learn the amount of calories burned with various activities and exercises.

Stretchly reminds you to take regular breaks and avoid hurting your eyes and body by sitting for hours in front of that screen. A well made, simple and powerful program that excels among similar freeware.

BMI Calculator will help you learn your Body Mass index (if you are underweight, overweight or an ideal weight for your height) and avoid health risks related with fat. This is a useful measurement for most persons over 18 years old, but it may not be valid in special occasions, e.g. for athletes, whose weight comes from muscles and not from fat. You can also learn the range of acceptable weight according to your BMI.

Calorie Needs Calculator will estimate your daily calorie needs according to your weight, height, gender, age and exercise habits.

Dimmer Pro is a light and free (without limitations) utility that will protect your eyes and also help you to focus on your work, by reducing the brightness of your screen except for your currently active window. This can be even more useful when you watch a video or play a game in windowed mode, read an ebook, etc.

OptiKey is a free and powerful program that lets you use an eye tracking device to control your keyboard and mouse. If you don’t have such a device you can use instead your mouse or your webcam to send commands to OptiKey.

Camera Mouse is a free and efficient program that will help people with special abilities. If you face difficulties moving your hands but you are able to move your head, you may like to try this program.

Weight Watchers Points Calculator desktop gadget determines the Weight Watchers point value of any food, based on the calories, fat grams, and fiber grams per serving.

Stop Smoking Slide Show features images of people suffering from smoking related diseases, carefully selected excerpts from Allen Carr’s book on stopping smoking, and characteristic statistical data. Some of the images are shocking, although the way of quitting smoking that Allen Carr suggests is based less on terror and rather on understanding that smoking is not a real pleasure.

Freeware to protect your hands from overusing mouse and keyboard is a collection of software and tips. Even if you are not already suffering from the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or similar problems, you may want to prevent damaging your health. The keyboard too is not innocent – far from that!

Workrave will help you in the recovery or prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), by alerting you to take micro-pauses and rest breaks from your computer work. Workrave offers exercises during the large rest breaks.

DSpeech helps a lot if your eyes are tired, or if you want to read a text along with friends, or if you want to practice your listening skills, or for any other reason if you prefer sometimes to have a text read aloud to you.

Water Warner reminds you to drink water. Lack of water can cause headaches, cramps, problems in the bathroom, fatigue, bad skin, cancer of the colon, flatulence, slower thinking, reduced efficiency, bladder problems, reduced immune system capacity, reduced energy levels, increased heart attack risks, increased susceptibility to colds and flu, increased weight and much more!

Work and Break Timer will let you cycle between work time and break time easily and with precision.

Eyes Relax will help you avoid eyes-related problems when working on a computer for several hours. It allows you to specify two independent (short and long) work periods, the length of the breaks, break types, notification sounds and more. Eyes Relax has also parenting features. It can enter password-protected mode in which the user is forced to take breaks (during the break the computer is locked). You may like to check also this tip on how to protect your eyes from the LED blue light of your screen

Food Force game features a team that will help feed millions of hungry people in several missions. Each mission represents a part of the process of delivering food aid to an area in crisis. The final mission shows you how food aid can help people rebuild their lives in the years following a disaster.

MicroDicom free DICOM viewer is a reliable, convenient and free program for primary processing and preservation of medical images in DICOM format. It is equipped with most common tools for manipulation of DICOM images and it has an intuitive user interface.

RadiAnt is a DICOM medical image viewer. Features: Open and display DICOM files – Mono-frame and multi-frame, monochrome, RGB – Uncompressed, RLE, JPEG Lossy, JPEG Lossless, JPEG2000 * Simple interface * Zooming and panning, brightness and contrast adjustment, window presets available * Length and density measurement * Export DICOM images to JPEG and BMP files, and more.

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