Monday, December 18

The Ipad So Much More Than A Tablet

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Electronics are often blamed for being partially responsible for the world’s obesity epidemic. Children spend more time on video games than ever before, and the invention of the microwave brought TV dinners into the home, after all. When the Wii Fit was introduced, many people started to rethink that electronics might actually be a safe and fun way to get back into shape. The latest gadget to cause a stir, the Apple iPad, may be no exception. There are a host of applications that can actually help you lose weight and stay healthy. Here are some of the top apps that are designed for that customer who is interested in technology but also worries about fitness.

The first app that comes to mind is MyNetDiary. This App will easily keep track of  your exercise  progression as well as food intake to follow your weight loss progress. Being able to see everything in front of you is a plus, however this little App is not free and it does come with a price tag of $9.99. But can you really put a price on being healthy?

The next App we will discuss is HeartWise Blood Pressure Tracker for iPad. It lets you record you blood pressure and in return it will track long-term trends that can help you adjust your diet and excersice accordingly. For an even more comprehensive health assessment it will even calculate arterial pressure and body mass index. The best part of this application is that it only costs $4.99. Staying healthy while saving money has been made a lot easier.

iCalCalc is a cool application that will calculate your calories. Knowing your calorie intake is important as it lets you plan for a healthier diet. Not only does it calculate your calories it also lists 5800 products, many with specific manufacturer’s name. This very accurate application is on the App Market for a price of $7.99, not too bad especially if you are trying to watch what you eat.

The next two Apps we will discuss are: Glycemic Index and Load and Authentic Yoga with Deepak Chopra for iPad. The first application, Glycemic Index and Load, is for those individuals trying to stick to a low-sugar diet. This application will give you useful information on over 1000 foods. If you live in the US then you might want to skip this app because it comes from Australia and not all of the US brand foods are listed. The next app, Authentic Yoga with Deepak Chopra for iPad, is a highly ranked app that is designed to help you meet your fitness goals. It can set up a routine that is easy to follow, thus ensuring that you get the necessary exercise everyday to help you stay in shape or help you get in shape. The key to this app is that it provides you will helpful fitness videos and reviews, so even if you can’t attend that Wednesday night yoga class you can still do some routines right form your house.

So overall, the iPad is not only an entertainment device but it can also be much more, such as the perfect work out buddy that knows what’s best for you. Since the iPad will do everything in its power to help keep you fit and healthy, maybe returning the favor would be a good idea. Make sure to invest in some Apple iPad accessories such as an Apple iPad screen protector to keep your screen looking brand new. An Apple iPad case is also a good investment. Don’t let one mistake like dropping your iPad during a workout ruin your day.


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