Apps: Healthcare & Fitness
It's official, summer is here. Time for days at the beach and afternoons by the pool: in other words, for many people, it's time to shape up. When it comes to staying bikini ready, my iPhone is my best friend. I have apps that help me track of my calorie intake, sign up for classes at my gym, and track my heart rate. But recently I've added a new app to my fitness arsenal, My Diet Coach - Weight Loss for Women (Free). My Diet Coach takes a totally different approach to dieting; this isn't a calorie counter or fitness tracker. My Diet Coach uses personalized motivation and tips to help you through social or emotional eating situations where you may be tempted to make unhealthy choices.
It’s that magical time of year again, iPhone Lifers. The general malaise and misery of allergy season is upon us. But if you can see through those itchy, watery eyes long enough to read the screen, I’ve found a few apps that might help you keep on top of your allergies. Perhaps you can enjoy the life this summer instead of dreading every time you have to step outside into Pollenpallooza.
The Adventure-Proof series examines and reviews the best in rugged iOS gear, apps, and accessories to help iDevice users enjoy the great outdoors with their mobile tech safely in tow. In this installment we'll take a close look at the latest in military-standard, waterproof protection for the iPad 2 through 4; aXtion Pro by The Joy Factory ($129.95)
Waterproof iPad cases are relatively rare, so my ears perked when I heard about a new line from such a reputable company as The Joy Factory. The aXtion Pro is a floating fortress of a case. It meet military grade, waterproof, and shockproof standards, so your iPad is good to go on just about any adventure.
I have a Fitbit, which I love, but I can understand that not everyone wants to make the investment in an activity tracker until they’re sure they’re going to use it and enjoy it. Until you decide to make a commitment, it’s nice to use a free app to help keep track of your activity. Even though I use my Fitbit, I thought I’d test out an app for you iPhone Lifers because I’m a caring guy, and I like to help people (I also have a slight obsession with fitness apps).
Sticking to your diet plan and exercise regimen can be extremely hard, as can keeping the weight off once it’s gone. We’re far enough into the new year now that almost all of us have given up on our New Year’s resolutions. Getting in shape and losing weight were likely at the top of your list of goals, and after a few months it's natural to struggle to meet them as your resolve wanes.
Luckily, you have at your fingertips a wide variety of iPhone applications that can help you to succeed. I've listed four of this year's best free weight-loss apps for iPhone that will all but shed the pounds for you!