Your iPhone can’t make you exercise more or change your diet. But it can help you make your life more social, more creative, and way more fun. With so many health and fitness apps aimed at helping you take care of yourself, your Mac and iOS device can be sources of support and inspiration — and all the nerdy statistics you’d ever want. No matter what your initial fitness level or your own goals (maybe you just want to sleep better, feel less stressed, or find a new trail to walk your dog), we hope something here speaks to you.
Yoga apps dominate the health and fitness scene in the App Store, but gaming giant Electronic Arts – best known for action-packed titles like Battlefield and Madden NFL – is something of an unexpected contender in this space. Despite the surprise launch, however, Yogify is an excellent option that makes it easy to pick a target and focus your workout, with various class bundles allowing users to customize the experience to fit their needs.
Hohoho, appy holidays from Mac|Life to you. Here it is, the final slab of free and discounted apps available just for you, dear readers, before the Christmas holiday is well and truly upon us. We've got you on our Nice list, so we grabbed these apps for your stocking.
Maybe you’re a serious athlete, and already keep track of your workouts in some form or other. But if you’re a beginner or a casual runner, you might want to think about doing so, because knowledge is power, and having a good record of what you’re already achieving could help you improve your performance. Just seeing your progress can be hugely motivating -- keeping track of where you’ve already been might help you get out the door again tomorrow morning. As ever, your Mac and iPhone are fine companions as you pull on those trainers and get ready to run.
All the ergonomics in the world aren’t going to magically make a person athletic (trust us, we checked). If you want to lose weight and get fit, you’ll need to take it outdoors. We hate working out as much as anyone else, but with the right tech, tracking your progress can be a fun and addicting way to see all that you’ve accomplished. From the colorful charts to challenging our friends to races, these high-tech gadgets have the geeks in us addicted to fitness.
While we've been busy cranking out Wi-Fi hotspots, sending music and video to our Apple TVs and generally living it up wirelessly with our iOS devices, developers have been busy coding their fingers down to the bone to bring AirPlay compatibility to their applications. What's that you say? You've been too busy to check in with the iTunes App Store lately? Don't worry: Like always, Mac|Life has your back.
To make sure that AirPlay becomes a part of your glorious Mac lifestyle, we've put together a selection of seven of our favorite AirPlay compatible applications for you to use, peruse and enjoy.
Just in time for spring fitness fever, a new patent application from Cupertino reveals an exercise motivation feature that shows a "virtual competitor," and also presents a "interactive and engaging experience" for fitness junkies.