Today is the final day of introducing you to health and wellness applications that can help improve your life. If you haven’t had a chance to catch-up on the previous information, make sure to check out the previous posts too. You don’t want to miss out on all the great applications iOS Etc has shared on previous days. Remember to check with your health professional before starting any new diet or exercise routine to ensure you don’t have any underlying health conditions. If you’re a runner, one application discussed today may sound familiar, whereas the other two will help you grab some great produce.
If you’re looking to start running again or for the first time, you definitely need to ease back into it to avoid injury. The 5K Runner application follows the couch-to-5K routine to get you up and running. In just eight weeks you’ll be able to run a 5K thanks to an audio coach instructing you when to run and when to walk. This approach allows you to ease back into running on a consistent basis. Motivational quotes, badges, and social features are available to help keep you motivated towards achieving your goals. It’s available in the iOS App Store for $1.99 and compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running iOS 6 or later.
I’ve used the couch-to-5K program and felt it was a great routine. Having an iOS application taking you through the program is fantastic! The 5K Runner application takes the couch-to-5K routine and simplifies everything. No memorizing the routine, checking run or walk time intervals on your watch. It’s simple, clean, and extremely effective in getting you active again. I didn’t own 5K Runner when I used the couch-to-5K routine, but now that I do, I’ll definitely be using it again as soon as the weather improves here in Chicago (it has been brutal this winter). Fitness applications aren’t that different from others we enjoy using on our iOS devices; if they’re simple to use and helpful, we will use them forever. 5K Runner fires on all cylinders and is an absolute must have if you’re looking to get off the couch and get moving.
Do you know what produce is in season in your area? Harvest is here to help. Ever have trouble selecting the freshest, ripest, healthiest and best-tasting produce? Harvest will help clear this up. This application aims to boost your produce purchasing knowledge by helping you skillfully select items and spend money more efficiently. With the knowledge Harvest provides, you’ll be able to pick the best quality produce while maximizing freshness and shelf life through optimal storage. All this information is tucked inside Harvest. One trip to the grocery store armed with the knowledge you’ve gained will reimburse the purchase price of $1.99 for this application. Harvest is available in the iOS App Store and compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running iOS 5.1 or later.
Do you enjoy going to the local farmers’ market but never really know where a lot of them are? Farmstand will help you find farmers’ markets all over the world. Don’t see a farmers’ market you frequent, add it toFarmstand to share it with others. You can also share photos and information about the deals you got to help support and promote a local community. It’s a great way to help local farmers’ markets while providing you and your family fresh produce and nourishment. If you use the application we previously discussed, Harvest, you’ll be armed with great information to purchase the best produce the farmers’ market has to offer. Farmstand is available in the iOS App Store for free and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running iOS 5 or later. You don’t have to sign-up to use Farmstand unless you want to add a post or leave a comment. Sign-up is quick and easy though using Twitter, Facebook, or an email address.
Hopefully you got a chance to check out most of these applications. Health and wellness on our mobile devices is on the rise. Initially a lot of people used an iPod to listen to music to distract them while working out. With application development, more and more people are still listening to music while working out, but they’re also using their iPhones and iPads throughout the day to improve their health and wellness. If you haven’t been exposed to these applications, hopefully iOS Etc gave you some great ideas to kickstart a new you. Make sure and bookmark http://iOSetc.com, follow me on Twitter, and like iOS Etc on Facebook to get up to date information when it goes live.