The 5 Health Apps You Need For Your New iPhone 5s

Who would have thought fitness and technology could workout together so swimmingly? The Health and Fitness app section in the iTunes Store is bulging with health-related apps. And to help you filter through the mass, we’ve picked a few that have muscled their way the top of our favorites. So charge up your iPhone and let’s get active with these fitness apps!

Make sure to chime in down in the comments with the apps you can’t live without.


There are heaps of apps that track of your run, walk, or ride using GPS; but RunKeeper ranks as one of the best. It’s easy to understand, highly customizable, and remarkably accurate. Interactive features include the ability to enable different audio cues that encourage your pace and miles ran. It also comes pre-loaded with custom workouts that will coach you through your exercise.
Download Runkeeper – Free


Fans of hiking will love this free app that helps you explore the trails. With GPS maps, hiker reviews, and terrain tips, you’ll be reaching new heights in no time. You can download maps for use offline, since heavily-wooded trails often go off the grid into cell phone dead zones. There’s also a fun game element where you check-in to trails, track your hike, and gain reputation points.
Download AllTrails – Free


The simplicity of this app is what makes it so amazing. It’s a straightforward, easy-to-understand lap counter. Anyone that has ran or walked on a track knows how easy it can be to lose your count, but this app makes it simple. Set up the app and then tap the screen every time you complete a lap. The app automatically calculates time, laps, and miles.
Download Tap-A-Lap – Free ($3.49 for more features)

Pocket Yoga

Take your yoga practice wherever you go. This app has detailed voice instructions and visual illustrations that guide you through every yoga pose, including each inhalation and exhalation. Additional features include a dictionary of poses with their description and benefits; and there’s also the ability to track your progress. A must-have for yoga enthusiasts.
Download Pocket Yoga – $2.99

Anytime Health Mobile

The app version of Anytime Health lets you log your food intake and workouts from your iPhone. The best part? Your fitness progress in the app will automatically sync with your main AH account. It’s an immensely efficient way to keep your food, activity, and stats log updated when you’re on the go.
Download Anytime Health – Free

What’s your favorite health or fitness app?

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