Frequently Asked Questions:

USING THE APP

How do I use the app? 

One Heart Five Habits is easy to use, and quickly helps establish healthy habits to reduce and maintain an optimal blood pressure. With a few taps, you can record and view reports on your blood pressure, weight, and lifestyle habits, while you learn the ins and outs of a healthier heart. For a quick tutorial on how to use the app, please refer to the tutorial found in Settings. 

PROFILE & SETTINGS

Why do I need to set up a profile to use the app?

Creating a profile helps One Heart Five Habits provide more accurate information and suggestions. The app will use your first name to greet you, while your gender, age, height, and weight inform calculations, including BMI (Body Mass Index), and help inform lifestyle target suggestions such as for serving sizes. 

 

How can I edit my profile? 

You can edit your profile at any time in Settings. To view Settings, tap the cog icon in the top right corner of the home screen. Then tap Profile to view and edit your current profile settings.

 

Can I set reminders? 

Yes. To set a reminder, tap on Reminder Alert in Settings. Here, you can toggle reminders on and off and set their time and frequency. 

 

What is your privacy policy? 

We respect your privacy. To view the full privacy policy and terms of use please tap on Privacy & Terms in Settings. 

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How do I backup and restore my app data? 

App data is stored on your device. We recommend backing up your device and app data on a regular basis to ensure you have a copy of your information if your device is ever replaced, lost, or damaged. You should always back up your app data before upgrading your operating system and before downloading or updating the app. For instructions on backing up and restoring your app data please view Back Up/Restore in Settings.

 

Can I sync data with other devices? 

No, One Heart Five Habits does not have data sync functionality, and data will not auto sync across devices. To add your data to another device, you must back up your data and then restore the data to your other device. To do this, please refer to the instructions found in Back Up/Restore under Settings.

 

 

RECORDING BLOOD PRESSURE, WEIGHT, AND LIFESTYLE HABITS

How do I record blood pressure, weight, and lifestyle habits?

Recording your blood pressure, weight, and lifestyle habits is easy. To start, tap on Record at the bottom of your screen. You will first see the BP Record screen. Tapping the + and – buttons lets you input and adjust your systolic, diastolic, and pulse recordings. You can also input time of day and which arm you used, and you can add comments by further scrolling down the screen. Swipe left to move on to Weight and all the other lifestyle habit categories. Tap the same + and – buttons to input your recordings. The last category is Mood, in which you tap or slide a numbered scale. 

 

Can I measure my blood pressure with this app?

No, One Heart Five Habits does not measure your blood pressure. The app encourages you to track your blood pressure, weight, and lifestyle habits. A separate blood pressure monitor is required to measure your blood pressure. These devices can be purchased at pharmacies.

 

How do I measure my blood pressure?

Blood pressure is measured at home using a blood pressure monitor, which you can purchase at a pharmacy. There are several models available that make measuring your blood pressure at home easy and convenient. It is very important to measure you blood pressure accurately as most errors will result in false high readings. Please refer to the guide at the top right of the BP Record page for more detailed information and tips for accurately recording your blood pressure. 

 

How often should I record my blood pressure, weight, and lifestyle habits?

Take your blood pressure in the morning and in the evening every day for seven days. Repeat every three months as long as you have stable, well-treated blood pressure, or as directed by your health-care provider. We encourage you to track your lifestyle habits on a daily basis and your weight at least once per week. Please speak with your health care provider for guidance.

 

How do I view the weight and lifestyle habit categories?

From the BP Record screen, swipe left to navigate through the weight and lifestyle habit categories. 

 

How do I add, view, and edit previous recordings? 

To add, view, and edit previous recordings, use the date bar found near the top of the screen. Tap to select a specific day, and edit by tapping the + and – buttons.

 

What is the guide? 

Up at the top right corner of all of the Record category screens you will find a guide. Tap the guide to view tips, instructions, and information to better help you track and learn.  

 

How is my BMI Calculated?

BMI is calculated using the following metric and imperial formulas

Metric: BMI = weight in kg / (height in m)²

Imperial: BMI = weight in lb / (height in inches)² x 703

 

VIEWING REPORTS

How do I view reports? 

To start, tap on Report at the bottom of your screen. You will first see the BP Report screen. You can view the Weight and Lifestyle Habits Report screens by swiping left. The default view is Week, and you can change the view by tapping on the Week, Month, and Year buttons above the chart.

 

Can I view previous reports?

Yes, you can view previous reports using the date bar at the top of the chart, or by tapping, holding, and sliding right to move the chart back in time. 

 

How do I view details?

To view specific details, tap on a bar in the chart. 

In Week and Month view, tapping a bar will display the details for that specific day. Tapping the arrow will launch the full Day Record.   

In Year view, tapping a bar will display the average detail for that specific month. 

 

Can I go back to add, view, and edit previous recordings? 

Yes. First, you can view previous reports by using the date bar at the top of the chart or by tapping, holding, and sliding right to move the chart back in time. Select and view details of a specific day by tapping on that day’s bar on the chart. Then tap the arrow on the right side to view the specific Day Record screen, where you can add, view, and edit as desired. 

 

How do I create a custom report? 

To create a custom report, tap on the Share icon at the top right of the screen. On the Create Report screen, select the categories you would like to include in the report and if you would like a report representing the last 30 days or last 12 months. Tapping Next will compile a report summary that you can review, save, share, and print as desired.

 

How do I share a custom report? 

After creating and viewing a custom report summary, you have the option to share, print, and save the report by tapping the Share Report button at the bottom of the screen. This will launch the various options to share, print, and save. To share, select your preferred option (email or message), and input recipient information.

 

LEARN

How do I learn more about heart health and the five habits? 

One Heart Five Habits includes a Learn section providing more information and details on the author and the five habits. To view this information, tap on Learn at the bottom of the screen and navigate through the sections using the menu. We also encourage you to purchase the book, One Heart, Five Habits: A Cardiologist’s Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure through Healthy Lifestyle Practices, from www.drsayehzielke.com.

 

Who is Dr. Sayeh Zielke? 

Dr. Sayeh Zielke is a cardiologist based in Alberta, Canada. Her goals include helping people prevent and manage cardiovascular disease by managing a few key risk factors, with hypertension at the top of the list. She wrote the book One Heart, Five Habits: A Cardiologist’s Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure through Healthy Lifestyle Practices, and created the One Heart Five Habits app, because she wanted to provide each of her patients—and everyone else with a beating heart—with a clear, comprehensive lifestyle program, based on evidence, to preserve their cardiovascular health. You only have one heart, and Dr. Z’s five habits will help protect it. 

 

Where can I learn more and buy the book? 

One Heart, Five Habits: A Cardiologist’s Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure through Healthy Lifestyle Practices is a perfect companion to the One Heart Five Habits app. Learn more about each of the habits by ordering the book from www.drsayehzielke.com.

 

 

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DISCLOSURES:  Dr. Zielke supports the dissemination of evidence-based medical information. She has received funding from pharmaceutical companies for activities such as consultation, medical education and quality improvement. Investments also may include pharmaceutical companies, and health tracking technological companies. The One Heart Five Habits project has not received funding from any third party. For further information, please email us.