Health & Wellness SOS On Your iOS: Day Four [App Bundle]

With only two days left, iOS Etc is nearing the end of the five day health and wellness applications posts. There are still four left to discuss, but if you haven’t read the previous information, make sure to take some time and check them out too. You don’t want to miss out on these great applications looking to improve your overall health and wellness. Working out and finding the right foods will get a little bit easier with the two iOS applications discussed today.


Having a lot of exercises and workouts at your fingertips is important when trying to establish a routine.Fitness Buddy (full version for $1.99) provides over 1,700 exercise and 75 workouts, each with detailed instructions, animations, and HD videos. This application is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running iOS 5 or later. There are two different versions you can download. The free version includes 300+ exercises and an assortment of workouts. Fitness Buddy describes how gym goers are making the switch to their app since users have so much at their disposal. How it compares to JEFIT discussed on day two, I’d download the free version of JEFIT first to see how it stacks up against the full version of Fitness Buddy before spending the $1.99. Don’t get me wrong, Fitness Buddy has a lot of great content with animations and videos. At the end of the day, you’re the one doing the workouts and interacting with the iOS application, so play around with both to find out which application or version of Fitness Buddy better serves you. If you enjoy Fitness Buddy more, paying $1.99  is a small price to pay for fitness. A personal trainer would cost you a lot more.


iOS users looking to manage weight and health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and Celiac disease will benefit from an application called ShopWell. This health and fitness application is free in the iOS App Store and compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch running iOS 4.3 or later. Use this application while at the grocery store to explore how food could affect your diet. ShopWell will provide better options for your diet if available.


ShopWell works a lot like Fooducate (discussed on day two) in that it allows you to see what is in the foods you currently have or are looking to purchase. One thing I found useful with ShopWell was the initial settings feature, allowing you to input current health conditions and those that run in your family. This allows ShopWell to point out ingredients or nutrition facts for items you should avoid or could further complicate a health condition. A lot of us aren’t aware of everything we are putting into our bodies and applications like ShopWell give us more power and control over our future health. Take a look at bothFooducate and ShopWell to decide which one better serves your health and wellness needs. You might just find yourself using both apps due to their individual specialized features.

Only two applications left in our five day health and wellness posts. I hope you’ve gotten a chance to check out some of the applications discussed thus far; even better if you’ve started putting them to work for your health. Tomorrow will be the last two applications iOS Etc will cover so make sure to bookmark, follow me on Twitter, or like iOS Etc on Facebook so you get the information as soon as it goes online. 

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Jeremy McGinty

Jeremy McGinty is an iOS expert and has written over 350 articles relating to Apple and their products over the past two years. Writing about iPhones, iPads, and anything relating to Apple is what Jeremy does in his free time and you’re going to love reading how he’s a normal guy just like you. Jeremy is the most approachable person you’ll ever meet and you should try it out for yourself, send him a message here!

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