Staying fit, healthy and in perfect shape requires a lot of effort and hard work. Burning lungs, sore feet and aching muscles are few of the side effects that come packaged with your efforts for achieving a better health and fitness level.In the past it was extremely difficult to find answers to queries connected with the correct exercise regime, dietary restrictions, health foods and sources of nutrition. Trawling the internet or approaching an expert for professional advice were the only way out. However, things are a lot easier in the contemporary times; with plenty of health and fitness related apps available for iPad users on the App Store. These hundreds of apps promise to steer you in the correct direction and help bring about positive changes to your lifestyle and overall health. Let’s take a closer look.Benefits of using iPad Health and Fitness AppsiPad medical apps as well as those connected with your physical health and fitness help you cycle, run or walk faster than before. They keep a closer watch on your daily calorie consumption, improve your internal strength, get a peaceful night’s kip and educate you in all fields connected with maintaining your fitness at the optimum levels. These smart apps are affordable, useful and practical and lead you to a healthier and happier life.Some of the most popular iPad medical apps for better fitness and health are enlisted below.MapMyRideThis friendly route tracking app is any cyclists dream. It is compatible with iPads, iPhone and iPod Touch alike and comes free of cost. MapMyRide belongs to a suite of popular apps created specifically for walking, running or hiking. It is feature-rich and provides you with the ability of tracking your cycle routes using an inbuilt GPS function. You can look at your saved routes at a later date and get a good idea about the elevations encountered on the ride, your speed and pace along a specific route and the distance traversed. A perfect app for hardcore cycling enthusiasts, MapMyRide can be adjusted to suit your custom requirements-in more ways than one.All-in YOGA HDThis app helps in increasing your flexibility without providing any twists. Available at a negligible cost, the All-in YOGA HD is one of the best ways of remaining healthy and fit. If you find it hard to visit a yoga clinic or perform your exercises in the presence of an expert, then this app comes to your rescue-as it lets you carry out all the Yoga disciplines in the privacy and comfort of your home. With comprehensive content on advanced as well as basic techniques of performing yogic postures, the app is packaged with ready-made exercise routines, workout schedules and easy-to-follow routines. Its voiceover and supplementary videos guides you in your efforts towards reaching pre-defined physical fitness goals-in an easy and cost-effective manner.Diet Tracker and Calorie CounterThis barcode-grabbing nutrition iPad app comes free and helps you keep a watch on what you eat; helping you lose weight faster and in an easier way. The Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker allows you to set a personal goal, stick to a diet that prevents you from piling on weight and provides you fat-busting plan based on your personal details (like gender, age, current stats, lifestyle and so forth). It is a smart app that inputs your daily drinks and food consumption and manages your calorie intake in the most comprehensive way. It can also scan barcodes present on grocery items and calculate their calorie content, portions in the pack and more.Nike+ GPSIf you are looking towards bringing about improvements in your running performance, then this app is certainly for you. It works fine with your iPad, iPod touch or iPhone and comes at a small cost. Easy-to set up and use, Nike + allows you sync your run wirelessly, maps your run and makes you understand the shortfalls in your speed. It helps you run the right way and helps you avoid injuries to your ankles, feet and knees.There are many more iPad apps connected with various health workouts, treadmill experiences, checking of symptoms, self-diagnosing your ailments before visiting a doctor, dietary restrictions and so forth. These apps are extremely rewarding and help you manage your fitness regime and encourage a more nutritional diet and healthier lifestyle.So, if you are ready to fight your flab or challenge your physical weaknesses, these apps will go a long way in assisting your efforts and making sure you go about things the right way.