Health index apps - any experiences, impressions?

Hi there,

I’m trying to simplify, make all my personal stats easily digestible. I found some “health-scoring” or “health-indexing” sites but I’m not sure which one is reliable (if any).

Do you have any experiences with such products? Is there any into which it’s worth to feed my data? I’m not looking for tictrac or similar, but a solution that gives me one number or indicator, summarizing all my stats. Like some stock index just for my health.

The tools I found:

Thank you!

Hey Aszig
Neat idea. I have looked for the same thing and am planning on building something like this in a future generation of my tool (

Thanks for this list of references - most helpful! Please advise if you do find something.
The tool I plan to build makes use of surveys/“instruments” that have been tested and validated in the scientific research. Examples would be NET-F for fitness, Mediterranean Diet Score for diet, and others for overall longevity.


Thanks, Dave! looks neat

honestly, I couldn’t tr it out for now, but in 2nd half of Feb I’ll dedicate some time to ttest out all the tools and do some comparison.

Two more products: and

I used Dacadoo for a month or so.

These tools are all more motivational than informational–unless you’re unaware of being overweight and have never heard about vegetables :slight_smile:

This is quite an interesting topic which touches on a few areas I’m working on in publci/occupational health. Of course, the complicating factor is that the number and weighting of the variables thought to influence your health (not to mention the definition of health itself) keep changing. However, if you’ve got a set of variables that work for you that needn’t be of concern. Couple of things you might want to look at: - this is fairly new, as far as I can tell, and I haven’t tested it myself, but it looks interesting.

If you’re interested in the discussion about the variables and their weighting this might be of interest: The American Journal of Health Promotion has some interesting stuff on modelling different influences on health. This article in particular might be of interest:
Michael P. O’Donnell (2009) Definition of Health Promotion 2.0: Embracing Passion, Enhancing Motivation, Recognizing Dynamic Balance, and Creating Opportunities. American Journal of Health Promotion: September/October 2009, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. iv-iv.

Might be going off into too much detail for you, but you never know! :slight_smile: