Tips Apps to Help You Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions
Happy New Year from all of us at SKT, and may 2020 be your best year yet! Here are the top four New Year’s resolutions for 2020 … along with good news! This new decade brings great new ways to keep resolutions and reach goals in the new year – with Wi-Fi and apps! Maybe one or more of the following resolutions is yours, as well, so we’re hoping you find this information helpful.
New Year's Resolutions Exercise More
Living in rural Kansas, you may not be close to a fitness center. With High-Speed Internet, you can stream workouts with professional trainers right from your home using a laptop, tablet, TV with streaming device, or mobile device. Here are a few to check out or search the web for more options.
Beachbody on Demand
The fitness experts who brought you popular at-home workouts such as Insanity and P90x now have a streaming workout service with access to more than 1,100 workouts and nutrition plans for just over $8 per month with a year subscription. Stream workout programs for any fitness level including Yoga, cardio, strength, and resistance training. No equipment required for some programs. Free trial available. Learn more.
You don’t have to purchase Peloton equipment to benefit from their all-access pass to thousands of live and on-demand classes, curated training programs and music playlists – plus a whole community to work out with. Get what you need to meet your goals, with a mix of running, strength, toning, cycling, yoga, meditation and outdoor workouts. Free trial available; membership as low as $12.99 per month. Learn more.
7-Minute Workout on Amazon Echo – “Alexa, start 7-Minute Workout!”
Pick your own music before starting, and if you don’t want to hear the intro, say “Alexa, ready” – then start this scientifically-proven set of exercises designed to increase metabolism, improve energy, lower stress, and best of all, remove fat! Learn more.
New Year's Resolutions Eat Healthier
Whether you want to watch your calorie intake, make sure you’re getting your fruits and veggies in, or need help mixing it up with some new recipes, there are many apps to help you accomplish your nutrition goals.
This app will ask you a few basic questions about yourself and then give you a daily calorie target based on how much weight you want to lose. You get both a visual graph and log of your calorie breakdown based on the foods and exercises you log into the app. Learn more.
While there are many calorie trackers available, this one is so popular because it has a huge database and includes many restaurant foods. It’s free, quick to use (scan barcodes or search), and even remembers your favorite foods. Learn more.
It’s “Keto Made Easy.” Track over 1 million foods, access keto and low-carb recipes, get help with meal plans and shopping lists, and enjoy the advanced features which include tracking blood glucose, insulin, diabetes, carbs, intermittent fasting, glycemic load, and much more. Learn more.
This award-winning app allows you to browse beautifully-photographed and easy-to-follow recipes. Further, by identifying your favorite cuisines, flavor preferences, diet goals, and even food allergies, Yummly is able connect you with the recipes that match your personal tastes. Learn more.
“Make the best food decisions for your health, every day, every time” with this app by finding healthy recipes that are not just low-calorie but are also abundant in nutrition or health-promoting properties like anti-cancer or cardiovascular protection. Recipes are scored out of 10 points on nutrition density, with points deducted for too much sugar or sodium. Wholesome suggests whole foods to fill nutrition gaps so you know the healthiest foods to eat next. Easily find out how to enhance your diet. Learn more.
New Year's Resolutions Save Money
Start the year off right with these mindful money apps to help build your savings.
If you’re on a tight budget, the Joy app may be a great way to find money you didn’t think you had. This free iOS app analyzes your income and spending habits and then calculates how much money you can safely save each day without breaking your budget. It won’t automatically make the transfer, but if you say, “Yes,” the funds will be transferred from your linked account to an FDIC-insured Joy savings account! Learn more.
Another popular app, Digit, calculates how much you can save each day and will automatically make the transfer for you – so you’re saving money without even thinking about it. The monthly subscription is $5. Available for iOS and Android users. Learn more.
This free app for iOS and Android devices helps users build savings habits while motivating them to stay more consistent with their personal goals, too. Make it to the gym? Get to work earlier? Tip yourself $1 (or whatever amount you feel you deserve). Voila! Your digital tip jar fills, your dream vacation is being funded, and your positive behavior is being rewarded! Learn more.
New Year's Resolutions Get Organized
Whether you need to organize your space or organize your life, there’s an app for that.
Not just a “to-do list,” this app helps manage tasks by conveniently organizing the to-dos. If you have a particular schedule, the app will send you a corresponding notification, i.e. “go to the gym every Monday.” It’s a great way to form a good habit! Learn more.
Remember the Milk
You’ll never forget the milk (or anything else) again! Get the to-dos out of your head and let the app remember for you. Get reminded via email, text, IM, etc. Learn more.
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo
In a series of inspiring home makeovers, world-renowned tidying expert Marie Kondo helps clients clear out the clutter – and choose joy. Including “Tidying with Toddlers,” “Empty Nesters,” and six more helpful episodes, this series can be streamed on Netflix. Learn more.