The new version of the health app Dahna PRO launches in May 2024!

We are getting closer to the release date of a new version of Dahna PRO! This new version will hit the Google Play Store and App Store in May 2024, and will bring you a number of benefits in addition to the free version that will help you achieve your health and nutrition goals more easily and effectively.

Below, you can find out everything you need to know about all the features the PRO version of this nutrition and health app brings you, and how they can help you improve your heart health in the long run.

About Dahna – your heart’s ally in the fight against cardiovascular diseases

The Dahna app is a health app launched in 2020, and continues to be a faithful ally of Romanians facing cardiovascular disease, or who want to improve their lifestyle and relationship with food. At the heart of the app is a team of experts in the fields of cardiology, nutrition and technology, as well as a wealth of current medical research and studies.

When we talk about Dahna, we are talking about two versions of this app:

  • Dahna Basic app – free version of the app
  • Dahna PRO app – the paid version of the app, the new version of which will be launched in May 2024

Read below about the differences between the two versions of the Dahna app to see which version is right for you and your health goals.

About Dahna Basic – basic features

If you want to try this version of the app, it couldn’t be easier. Download Dahna from the Google Play Store or App Store, and register with a valid email address to create an account.

Once you have created an account, you can access basic features of the app such as:

10-year cardiovascular risk estimation

Once logged into your account, you will be able to fill in your profile details, including:

  • Sex
  • Age
  • Weight
  • Height
  • Daily physical activity level

What’s more, you can record your values for key health biomarkers, to be precise:

  • Systolic blood pressure
  • Total cholesterol
  • HDL cholesterol
  • LDL cholesterol

Using this data, the algorithm behind the app will calculate your risk of cardiovascular disease such as heart attacks and strokes over a 10-year period. This risk value helps you to more easily visualise which aspects of your lifestyle need improvement in order to reduce this risk.

Recipe recommendations and healthy food menus

Once you have completed your cardiometabolic profile, this health app will provide you with food menus that suit your body’s needs. You have access to over 300 daily menus, made up of over 400 recipes based on the principles of the Mediterranean diet. This diet is now considered to be the best framework for a healthy, nutritious and varied diet, and is among the top diets that lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.

All Dahna menus and recipes come with nutritional information on calorie counts and macronutrient content (protein, carbohydrates, fat). You can also select preferences such as fish or vegetarian menus.

Food plan for shopping

Going on a diet can seem expensive in terms of money and time, but the Dahna app makes it easy. Once you select the menus you want, you can also generate a complete list of ingredients in the app, which you can use when you do your weekly shopping.

That way, you’ll know exactly what to buy, and you won’t spend extra money on food that will be thrown away at the end of the week.

Sports training videos

While proper nutrition is essential for a healthy life and heart, it must also be combined with regular physical activity.

In the app, you can access a list of videos with different types of sports workouts for beginners or advanced, from which you can select what suits you best.

About Dahna PRO – what it brings you in addition

In this new version of Dahna PRO you will find all the functionality of the Dahna Basic version, but also many more useful features.

Not only cardiovascular risk, but also metabolic risk

Once you start using the Dahna PRO version, you will also be able to calculate your metabolic risk (risk of developing diabetes in the next 10 years) in addition to your risk of cardiovascular disease. In addition to the health biomarker values in Dahna Basic, you will also be able to record your

  • Blood glucose
  • Glycosylated haemoglobin HbA1c

Prevention is far easier and more effective than treatment, and Dahna PRO gives you the basis to monitor your health more closely and prevent these problems in the future.

What’s more, you’ll be able to access your cardiometabolic profile history to track your progress on a regular basis.

Full nutritional values of Dahna menus

Although the Dahna Basic health app gives you all the basic information about the nutritional value of the menus and recipes on offer (calories, macronutrients), the PRO version gives you a much more detailed description. With the PRO version of this health app, you will be able to find out not only the amount of macronutrients but also the amount of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) in each recipe.

Eating an adequate amount of micronutrients every day is necessary not only for your heart, but also for the proper functioning of your whole body.

Setting a weight reduction target

Although weight loss shouldn’t be the only goal when talking about a healthy lifestyle, it can help you prevent certain cardiovascular diseases and lower your risk of type 2 diabetes.

In the Dahna PRO app, you’ll receive guidance on how many kilos you should reduce or add to your body weight to keep you healthy in the long term. You can also set a weight loss goal, and regularly record new body weight values to track your progress.

This goal can only be up to 5 kg more or less than your current weight, and only up to 1 kg per week. Studies show that a sudden weight loss will not lead to long-term health improvements, recommending instead a gradual decrease.

Accessible PDFs with your information for your doctor

The Dahna team wants the app to be used as a “health passport” for its users.

So with the Dahna PRO app, you can download all your profile data into an easy-to-access PDF that you can show to your doctor when you go for your check-up.

Useful alerts and notifications

The Dahna PRO app also gives you the option to activate regular notifications to make it easier to follow your diet plans or sports routines in the app.

Reward points

With the new version of Dahna PRO, we reward your healthy efforts with reward points, earned through various actions in the app, such as generating a cardiometabolic profile or following a daily diet. You’ll be able to use these points to earn various rewards from Dahna partners, such as discounts on healthy food and free gym memberships.

How can you access Dahna PRO?

Once you have downloaded the free Dahna Basic version and created a profile, you will have the option to purchase the Dahna PRO version. You can opt for either a monthly payment of €3.99, or an annual payment of €29.99.

Don’t worry – the first 7 days will be free for you to try out the app’s features and decide if they suit you.

How to download the PRO version of the Dahna health app

Other benefits of the Dahna health app

In addition to the functionality and benefits offered by the Dahna Basic and Dahna PRO versions, our users can enjoy other significant benefits.

Dahna PRO users receive a 25% discount from Synevo Laboratories when they have their health biomarker tests (Blood Sugar, Cholesterol, Glycosylated Hemoglobin) done. This collaboration is designed to encourage Romanians to monitor their health regularly in order to reduce cardiovascular disease rates nationwide.

Dahna Basic app users will also benefit from a 10% discount on the same services.

In addition, people who subscribe to the Dahna newsletter on our website will receive weekly email updates from the Dahna blog and current information from the world of cardiovascular medicine and nutrition.

Dahna Basic or Dahna PRO – how do you decide?

So how do you choose the version of the Dahna health app that’s right for you?

If you want a simple and effective solution for monitoring and improving your cardiometabolic health, then the Dahna Basic version might be right for you. The features of the free version serve as a starting point on the journey to a healthier heart and life. So this version will suit those who would like a lifestyle change but don’t know where to start.

On the other hand, if you want to go one step further and dedicate yourself 100% to improving your lifestyle and cardiometabolic health, then investing in Dahna PRO will bring you the best results.

In addition to features that allow you to monitor in a much more detailed and organized way than Dahna Basic, the Dahna PRO app will also give you access to reward points and discounts on medical tests that will make the cost of this health app more than worth it.

Choosing between the two depends on your personal preferences and how involved you want to be in monitoring and improving your health and nutrition.

Choose the Dahna that suits you!

Whichever health app variant you choose, you can be sure that your heart will thank you in the long run.

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