The beginning of a new year is the perfect time for a fresh start. Whether your resolutions involve eating healthier, exercising more, learning a new language, or managing your stress, technology has your back. While at times a smartphone can be a distraction, there is no denying that smartphone notifications prompt you to act. So, why not use this addiction to your advantage? Improve your life in 2017. Start here:
Eating healthy can be confusing when you don’t know the first thing about reading labels. Fortunately, Fooducate was created for this exact reason. All you have to do is scan the product’s barcode, or type in its name, and Fooducate will quickly inform you of the contents. What’s even better is the school-like grading system that scores the food between an A and F based on healthiness. This makes it easy to avoid unhealthy products with misleading labels and select healthier options instead; allowing you to conquer your 2017 goal to eat healthier!
This personalized fitness app adapts to your physical capabilities. Exercise routines are carefully calibrated in relation to your fitness level in order to effectively challenge you. This app is perfect for your busy life since you can set the duration to a length that fits into your hectic schedule. There’s really no excuse for not working out when you have a personal trainer in the palm of your hand.
Stop Breathe & Think
Everyone knows the chaos that typically accompanies that first week back at work after the holidays. It’s nearly impossible to smoothly transition from chilled-out couch potato to laser-focused employee, which can quickly sabotage your resolution to manage stress. Luckily, all you need is a couple of minutes with your Stop Breathe & Think app to get back on track. The app provides quick and easy meditation exercises that can be done almost anywhere. Before you freak out over the pile of work that’s accumulated on your desk, take a minute to Stop Breathe & Think.
There’s no better tool for learning a new language than the one that is already in your hand. Having a language app on your phone is the best way to promote learning since you can use it anywhere you want. Duolingo stands out among language tools as it merges gameplay and learning. Each level of learning comes with games that challenge vocabulary. Not only will you learn how to spell and write in another language, but this app also tests your pronunciation and oral comprehension as well.
Kali Muir is an ambitious freelance writer with a BA in Communications. She was born in Canada but has since lived in Norway, Denmark, and England. Her work experience is as diverse as her past addresses, including roles in technical communication, corporate communication, marketing, and article writing. She has experience working in varied business sectors: Oil & Gas, Engineering & Technology, Clothing & Equipment Retail, and Creative Writing. Follow Kali’s professional and personal journey at www.kalimuir.com, or connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter.
While the ‘new year, new you’ adage may be a bit cliché, there is no denying that the new year is a great time to re-evaluate your goals. Make 2017 the year your resolutions stick, with the help of your handy smartphone and a few easy-to-use apps.