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One Mom's Moxie: Sticking to Your Resolutions with a Smartphone App

Friday, April 13, 2012

Sticking to Your Resolutions with a Smartphone App

Everyone has something they’d like to improve on, whether it’s to get a bit fitter, do more charity work, or spend more time with the family, so every New Year people make resolutions. Sticking to those resolutions, however, can be a bit of a challenge especially as time goes on into the 4th and 5th month. We always have the best intentions, but we are also surrounded by temptation. Luckily, in the modern smartphone age, there is, of course, an app for that.


Resolutions 2012 is one of these apps, which aim to help keep you on the straight and narrow. You can input your goals, identify those bad habits that you wish to give up, and track your progress over time. Available on the Apple App Store for 69p, the initial quota of 3 resolutions and 5 bad habits can be expanded with in-app purchases.


For a more specific focus, you can also pick an app that targets the area you have chosen to improve. Hundreds of people resolve to lose weight every year, and this is one of the trickier resolutions. The Daily Burn app on the App Store helps you to organize and arrange your fitness regime, as well as keeping track of how many calories you burn. An Android alternative is the Noom app designed to assist with weight loss, providing users with tips on eating, exercising and dropping dress sizes on a daily basis.


LiveStrong’s My Quit Coach app is designed to help those who want to give up smoking for the New Year. Whether you intend to cut down gradually and eventually stop or just go cold turkey, the My Quit Coach app provides daily tips to keep you resolute. A similar app, the Quitter, is available from Apple and adds the extra feature of keeping track of all the money you’ve saved since your last cigarette. Many of these applications also allow you to post your progress and your goal onto social media feeds like Facebook and Twitter, so your friends and followers can help support you in your resolutions. These apps might just give you the boost to restart some of those dropped resolutions, or give you the strength to carry on in any area that you may be wavering.


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