Forget Post-it notes—cell phones
are the newest way to remember
your doctor's appointments
and health goals. Check out how
three companies are using text
messages to help you stay well.
- INTELECARE (intelecare.com) For
$5 a month, you'll receive unlimited text
message, e-mail, or voice mail reminders
for prescriptions and appointments.
- QUITEXT (quitext.com) Trying to
kick butts? For $20, QuiText will send
supportive tips and advice your way
every day for six weeks. A recent study
from New Zealand's University of
Auckland found that smokers who
used a similar program were twice as
likely to quit as those who didn't.
- SENSEI (sensei.com) After logging
your weight-loss goals and personal
details, such as food and exercise habits,
you'll receive daily meal recommendations
and weekly grocery shopping
lists—as well as restaurant menu options
and motivational notes—for $6 a week.