Apps to help with your New Year’s resolutions

The new year began one week ago. How are your New Year Resolutions coming along?

Technology can help some people achieve their long-term goals.

Kerri Dohring, a certified professional life coach, believes some smartphone apps can provide motivation and accountability. Especially when people share their goals online.

“Putting it out there into the world, into the universe, does give you some accountability, and does give you that kick in the pants,” she said.

Virtual peer pressure works too.

“Maybe you’re a little competitive. Fitbit would be perfect for you,” she said.

She believes the app Quit Now helps people stop smoking by focusing on money and results.

“It adds up how much money you save day-to-day, and shows you the health benefits,” she said.

The Rise app lets you send pictures of your meals to a dietician that evaluates them.

Having resources handy also helps people eliminate excuses.

If you’re not sure whether there’s an app for your specific New Year’s Resolution, search anyway. Chances are someone already thought of it and created an app to help.

Health & Fitness Apps


Nike+ Training Club


SparkPeople Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker


Quit Smoking Apps


Smoke Free



Save Money Apps



YNAB (You Need A Budget)



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