It’s that time of year again. Some of us create a list of New Year’s Resolutions only to have the list forgotten in the first few weeks. Luckily, with today’s digital technology, there are many useful ways to help us keep those resolutions. Whether you’re trying to stay fit through a better diet and more exercise, you’re trying to quit smoking or you want to wake up earlier in the morning, there’s something out there for you. And people said technology would make us all lazy.
What’s the big thing people say they want to do in the New Year? Lose weight, work out more, and eat healthy. With the Wi-Fi scale from Withings, you can get on the right track. This scale will give you a body analysis of your fat mass, muscle mass and even your BMI. It sends your data straight to your iPhone, iPad, Android device or computer. With this application, you can set objectives and even send your results to your doctor, coach or anyone else via social networks. This is definitely the jack-of-all-trades when it comes to scales. It looks cool, but it ain’t cheap.
Some of the other top New Year’s Resolutions are quitting smoking and getting out of debt. When it comes to finding help with your goals, you can find a plethora of technological resources to help you along your way.
One of the best apps out there for quitting smoking is the iPhone’s Livestrong MyQuit Coach. Of course, some of the biggest features are the ability to share with your social networks. Who better to help you quit than your friends? Like within many apps, this one lets you earn badges, monitor your budget and how much you’re spending on cigarettes as well as tracking your daily consumption. Notifications and reminders help you stay on track with your goals. It’s a great tool to use.
Paying off debt can also be a major pain. With the iPhone app Debt Payoff Pro, you can measure your balance, interest rates, monthly payments and more. You can even look at a visual chart to see where your money is going every month and what you’ve been paying off.
It’s not just mobile apps taking the lead. You can also find plenty of Facebook apps as well to help you along the way.
DietVille (not to be confused with games like Farmville) brings social gaming to a whole new level. The idea is to push users within game play to lose weight and meet their goals.
For the smokers out there wanting to quit, you can find Quitometer. Here you can find “a community of ex-smokers and smokers who want to quit smoking.” The app will display your time since quitting and money saved as well on your Facebook profile.
With all these apps available, there’s really no excuse not to stay on track with your resolutions. Anything you can think of, you can most likely find online. Whether you’re on Android, Apple, Blackberry or a Windows Phone, there’s an app for you. Just look up what you need, download it, and give it a try. With most of these apps linking to social networks, it’s always great to have friends keeping you accountable.