When thinking of your New Year’s resolution, you may be quick to dismiss them as unrealistic. However, hidden in your pocket is a not-so-secret tool to help make them a reality: your smartphone.
Resolution: Maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Every year, health related resolutions remain the most popular among Americans. Whether you’re looking to eat healthier or exercise more, your phone can be a great fitness tool.
Most smartphones now come with a pre-downloaded fitness app like Health for iPhones, and Google Fit for Androids. Familiarizing yourself with these can save you time searching in the app store for a reliable health tracker.
Included in these apps are a number of convenient features, like a step counter, sleep tracker and even articles on different health related topics. Another great attribute is the sharing option, where you can keep designated friends, family or your doctor in the loop about your well-being. Check out this blog post for a few more tips on how to use your smartphone to reach your health and fitness goals.
Resolution: Boost your brain.
Just as important as exercising your body is working your brain. Though it may seem silly to think a smartphone can help, you would be surprised at just how many apps are available for this resolution.
If you’re looking to learn a new language, try DuoLingo. With over a million five-star reviews in the app store, the free platform is a fan favorite for learning more than 40 different languages through ‘bite-sized’ lessons.
Another popular brain booster is Lumosity. Challenge yourself daily with new puzzles and games in a variety of categories ranging from memory to reasoning. As you play more, the app adapts and provides insights into your progress.
Take on the new year!
While this is not a comprehensive list, these apps are a great starting point to help fulfill your resolutions. Resolve to explore the app store this year to discover even more beneficial downloads.