90609 Best Healthcare and Fitness Apps Alex Cequea iPhone Life 1528-5456 2011-10-05 2011 Buyers Guide 3 6 18 Apps Healthcare & Fitness iPad iPhone iPod Touch

Best of the Best


#1 Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock


($.99, app2.me/2801)

imageThis amazing alarm clock doesn't just wake you up haphazardly; it analyzes your sleep patterns and nudges you back to wakefulness in your lightest sleep phase.

2. Nike+ GPS


($1.99, app2.me/3651)

imageTrack every indoor and outdoor workout easily using your iPhone's GPS and accelerometer. See your progress over time, share with friends, and get motivational messages from pro athletes.


3. Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker


(Free, app2.me/2793)

imageThis app from MyFitnessPal has calorie information for over 1 million food items. It features a free barcode scanner, over 350 exercises and 
progress-tracking.


Best Workout Apps


1. Nike+ GPS

(See "Best of the Best")


2. Fitness Buddy


($.99, app2.me/4002)

imageGet over 1,000 unique exercises and over 45 workout routines with photos and animations. Also add your own customized exercises, mark your favorites, and more.

3. Daily Ab Workout


($.99, app2.me/4003; Free version, app2.me/4004)

imageThis app takes you through 10 of the best ab sculpting exercises in five to ten minute daily sessions. The full version has two full ab workouts and no ads.


Yoga and Meditation


1. Simply Being


($.99, app2.me/4005)

imageChoose guided meditations of 5, 10, or 20 minutes in length. You can also choose to add or remove the soothing background music or nature sounds.


2. Mindfulness 
Meditation


($1.99, app2.me/4006)

imageNarrated by Stephan Bodian, author of Meditation For Dummies, this app features guided 
meditations ranging from five to forty minutes, an audio guide to meditation, and a 10-point checklist to get you started.


3. All-in Yoga: 300 Poses


($1.99, app2.me/4007:


iPad version: $3.99,

app2.me/3530)

imageThis app includes 25 ready-made programs, free live support from yoga instructors, breathing exercises, and over 250 poses with detailed photo and video instructions.


Made for iPad


1. WebMD for iPad


(Free, app2.me/2977)

imageCheck your symptoms, access drug and treatment information, get first aid essentials, and more. Images and text are optimized for the iPad's larger screen.


2. Fitness for iPad


($2.99, app2.me/4001)

imageGet detailed text, photo, video, and audio instructions for hundreds of exercises and 50 yoga poses. Also features free live support from professional fitness coaches, a calorie counter, and body tracker tools.


3. All-in Yoga HD: 200 Poses


($3.99, app2.me/3530)

The iPad version of this app is also an essential work-out companion.



Did You Know?


In addition to increasing energy levels, exercise also increases serotonin in the brain, which leads to improved mental clarity. In other words, you can get smarter through exercise!