December 30, 2013

Apps to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

By Amy Johnsonbaugh

Getting in shape always seems to top most people’s New Year’s resolutions. After indulging over the holidays it seems we all want to shed a few pounds and get back on track with a healthy lifestyle. Here’s a list of 10 popular resolutions and apps on your smartphone or tablet that can help you achieve your goals.
  1. Eat Healthy:  Fooducate:  Fooducate grades your food, explains what's
    really inside each product and offers healthier alternatives. Scan a product barcode, search for products, or browse by categories; Track your diet, calorie quality, and exercise. Free iOS, Android
  2. Get in Shape:  Daily Yoga (All-in-One) is a dedicated Yoga Coaching App, providing dynamic yoga sessions with different durations and difficulty levels, HD videos, live voice instructions, background music and Social Community Support. Free iOS, Android
  3. Find a New Job: LinkedIn: Find and connect with more than 259 million members worldwide; Stay up to date with people in your network; View and save recommended jobs; Read the latest industry news; Follow and learn more about companies. Free iOS, Android
  4. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle:  iRecycle helps you get plugged into local
    recycling opportunities. iRecycle provides access to more than 1.5 million ways to recycle plus the latest in green news and ideas to match your lifestyle. Free iOS, Android
  5. Manage Debt:  myFICO Mobile: The official mobile app for myFICO customers. View and monitor your FICO® Score and full credit reports powered by Experian, TransUnion and Equifax data. Set your targets, track changes with credit score monitoring and get instant notifications on your mobile device. Free iOS
  6. Manage Stress:  Relax Melodies will help you relax and sleep with its high quality white noise sounds, music melodies and complete customizable mixes. Free iOS, Android
  7. Get Organized: Remember the Milk: Take your to-do list anywhere with this feature-packed app. With millions of users worldwide, Remember The Milk is everywhere you are: from mobile to the web to apps including Outlook, iCal, Gmail, Google Calendar, Twitter, and more.  Free iOS, Android
  8. Take a Trip: Gogobot Travel Guide: Gogobot's travel guide is an easy way to discover great places to visit, anywhere in the world. Whether
    you're planning a vacation or simply exploring your hometown, Gogobot offers insider reviews and photos for the best hotels, restaurants and places to go. And when you are there, share your memories with friends via sharable digital postcards. Free iOS, Android
  9. Volunteer to Help Others:  VolunteerMatch makes it easy for good
    people and good causes to connect. Search 62,000 open volunteer opportunities to find the perfect one for you. All your favorite nonprofits are here. See what’s closest to where you live, work or go to school. Read reviews from real volunteers. Share your activities with your friends and family. Free iOS
  10. Quit Smoking: LIVESTRONG's MyQuit Coach app:  The personalized strategies to quit smoking in LIVESTRONG's MyQuit Coach app can help you find the right program for your lifestyle. Through the physician-approved app, you’ll analyze your current consumption, set more tangible resolutions, and customize preferences based on your specific requirements. Choose to quit immediately or simply reduce your nicotine intake over time, while
    tracking your cravings and when you succumb to them. Free iOS

Amy Johnsonbaugh is a communications manager for the Apps and Services team at Sprint. Based in Orange County, Calif., she can answer questions related to Sprint-branded or third-party consumer applications, music/entertainment applications, accessibility applications, Sprint ID and family service applications. Amy can be reached at amy.johnsonbaugh@sprint.com.

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