It’s an annual tradition to make a list of things that we will do or accomplish in the new year and then, almost as quickly as we make that list, forget about it. At the top of most peoples’ list, is getting healthy. Whether that means losing weight, eating better, exercising more, taking charge of yourself medically, or improving your mental health, there’s an app out there that can help you keep those resolutions.
Sweat It Out
Fitness apps have become a great way to inspire motivation and track progress. Apps such as FitStar Personal Trainer and FitNet are like having your own personal trainer without the added expense. For those who’d rather play video games than run laps, there are apps that can motivate you by turning every step you take into a game, like Zombies,Run!3.
Eat It Up
As the saying goes, you are what you eat. So if you’re not eating healthy foods, you’re not going to feel healthy either. Now you can keep track of what you eat, look up recipes, and make grocery lists all from the convenience of your phone or tablet. If you want to count calories with MyFitnessPal or keep track of your carb count with CarbManager, you’ll be able to find an app for your dietary needs.
Think About It
Your brain is the most powerful muscle in your body and it can benefit from a healthy workout of its own. Using an app like Lumosity can help your brain flex its intellectual strength by playing games that are designed to improve memory, cognition, and problem solving skills. If you find that your brain is working a little too hard, you can use an app like Calm to help your mind relax through guided meditations.
Track It All
What better way is there to help you stay on track than keeping track of your progress? Using an app like MapMyFitness or Argus to track your activity and nutrition can not only keep you going, it can also be used to challenge you in the future.
When it comes to health, there are many factors that come together to create a totally healthy being. Balanced physical fitness, nutrition, mental health, and emotional health are all factors in the production of a healthy lifestyle. With so much of our lives constantly available with the touch of a fingertip, our health is no exception.