About 40 percent of Americans will make a New Year’s resolution this year, but only about 9 percent of them will stick to it, according to statisticbrain.com.
To help you stick to your goal, AT&T has put together a list of the top resolution-keeping apps for 2017. Here they are:
Lose It!: This free app for iOS and Android is a calorie tracker that includes category-based goal-making, customizable challenges, a food barcode scanner, optional social links for peer support and a database that includes thousands of restaurant, grocery store, and brand-name foods.
MapMyFitness: Need more motivation to hit the gym? MapMyFitness may help. The free app tracks 600 different types of fitness activities, including running, ballroom dancing and walking the dog. The app also helps you map out jogging routes, record activity, log your food intake and offers a social component so you can get extra encouragement from friends, cheer on your buddies or start a friendly competition. The MapMyFitness app is available for iOS, Android and BlackBerry.
MyQuit Coach (iOS) and Quit Pro (iOS, Android): The LIVESTRONG.COM MyQuit Coach app allows you to design a personalized plan to help you quit smoking. Through this iOS app, you can evaluate your current status, set attainable goals and adjust preferences according to your needs. You have the option to choose to quit smoking right away or gradually decrease your daily nicotine intake. Personalized inspirational photos, motivational tips and progress charts keep you on track while achievement badges reward you for progress. If you have an Android device, you might want to try Quit Pro. This free app helps you quit smoking by monitoring your progress and helping you to understand when, why and where you smoke. The app lets you track your cravings, every cigarette you smoke or resist, the moments of a day or week when temptation is at its peak, triggers that make you want to smoke the most and more.
Mint: If you’re looking to get your finances in order this year, you may want to consider this free money manager app available on iOS, Android and Windows 8 devices. The app pulls all your financial information from difference accounts into one place so you can get the entire picture. It tracks budgets, automatically categorizes your transactions and suggests ways to help you save. It also can send you automatic alerts, like bill reminders.
Coach.me: No matter what you’re pledging to accomplish this year, the Coach.me app available on iOS and Android will probably help you reach your goal. The habit tracking portion of this app is free. With this simple app, you set targets and reminders for the number of times per week you want to complete a healthy habit so you can hold yourself responsible. The app then tracks how often you complete those tasks and rewards you with virtual check marks for being consistent. You can also get “high-fives” from friends and support from the Coach.me community when you achieve a milestone. The app also enables you to view weekly and monthly trends of your progress, get answers to questions from the Coach.me community, and provides step-by-step plans.