It has been a few days since the new year has started and many New Year’s resolutions that were made might seem to be nearly impossible. The number one New Year’s resolution is to exercise because the holidays always take a toll on people’s bodies. With delicious treats like gingerbread and pumpkin pie, it is hard to say no to a second or third helping. To keep you motivated in your New Year’s resolutions, there are some excellent apps on the App Store and Google Play (for our Android users). My New Year’s resolution in 2013 was to exercise and I exercised the entire year. To take it a step further this year, my resolution is to exercise at least twice a week and these are the apps that I will be using to help me accomplish this:
This app is excellent motivation for any goal. Choose from hundreds of plans; including exercise, drink more water and spend less time on Facebook. Once you decide on a plan, you’ll see you are not alone in your plan. Many of them have thousands of participants that you can connect to. Set a goal, like exercise, and make it your priority for 21 days (the time it takes the average person to make something into a habit) with this app. Lift is free on the App Store and Google Play.
The POPSUGAR Active app is a great exercising app that makes any workout fun. Discover new workouts (yoga, strength training, running, etc.), save workouts and create custom routines, download workouts for offline viewing, schedule workouts directly into your calendar and more. The workouts either come with a video that makes you feel like you are part of the class or a step-by-step guide that moves at your own pace. For exercising apps, this one covers a broad range of exercises. POPSUGAR Active is free on the App Store and Google Play.
3. Fooducate by Fooducate Ltd.
Fooducate has to be the best app on the App Store that tells you more information about the food you have in front of you. It can be used to track your meals and exercise, personalize your weight loss goal and help you achieve it. I rather use the app to find out how healthy my food is and what are some better alternatives. Scan any product to reveal if any ingredients are genetically modified, if there is excessive sugar present, additives and preservatives, vitamins, good fats and more. The app not only identifies the negative aspects of the food, but the positive aspects too. The food is graded on a scale with “A” being the highest depending on nutrition and ingredients. Fooducate is free on the App Store and Google Play.
For more great exercising apps, check out RunKeeper (App Store and Google Play), 7 Minutes by Lolo (App Store) and MyFitnessPal (App Store and Google Play).
Download these three apps and you will be on your way to a healthier 2014 full of exercising. Many New Year’s resolutions don’t survive the first month, but it is time we change this. Stick to your New Year’s resolutions so when Christmas comes around, you can indulge without having to worry about the effect on your body. Good luck and enjoy your 2014.