Top Five Fitness Apps to Help With Your New Year’s Resolutions

Brycelin Stalteri, Staff Writer

Every year we make New Year’s resolutions that we never tend to follow, either because
they’re too difficult or we’re just too lazy. Every year, people say that they’re going to “get fit” and “eat healthy” for the New Year but they never do it because they don’t have the time or the resources. These five Apps make everything easier. From counting calories
to working out, there’s no better way to get in shape than with these quick and easy ways provided right from your smartphone.


MyFitnessPal helps you lose weight by allowing you to enter and keep track of
your food consumption and exercise throughout the day. It also has a large food database. With over 5 million food options included, it makes food entry very easy. To make it even better, it’s free and was the #1 health and fitness app for four years straight.


Runkeeper allows you to track your running, exercise and set goals to motivate fitness! This app includes a GPS for better accuracy of how much cardio exercise was performed in a certain amount of time. Also, you can create your own training plan that fits your schedule to keep you on track for the new year!

Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock

Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock analyzes your sleep patterns to wake you up in a gentle way, rather than the typical obnoxious way that makes you want to throw your phone and go back to sleep. It uses the microphone on your smartphone to examine your sleep and then wakes you in the lightest sleep phase, making you feel well rested when you wake up.


Yum-Yum! offers over 1,000 step-by-step healthy recipes to help you eat right for the New Year. Each dish includes nutrition facts, and photos of each step to make it easier when cooking these healthy foods. Real chefs helped create this app to offer easy healthy recipes to encourage dieting and nutritious eating.

J&J Official 7 Minute Workout

This fast and simple app offers 1,000+ workouts that are only seven minutes long. Easy access to your iTunes music through the app makes working out even better. With over 20 intensity levels, this app works for anybody. Post-workout assessments are offered at the end of workouts to reflect on improvements or what needs work, to keep you in check.

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