It’s the New Year, and resolution time. As we all know, the only problem with resolutions is our ability to stick to them. And – surprise, surprise – there’s an app for almost every resolution you might have made.
Looking to drink less, stop smoking, be happier or even get fit in just seven minutes? These apps will help you on the way.
1. DRINK CONTROL
We’re all aware of the sensible drinking guidelines and how few units we’re supposed to be drinking each week. But sticking to these limits can be tricky and it’s also pretty easy to turn a blind eye.
With Drink Control’s app – available on iPhone and Android – you can track your alcohol consumption. The app will inform you when you are exceeding your limits. It will also let you keep a tally of how much money you’ve spent and the calories you’ve consumed.
With one simple app, you can help your health and finances. Not a bad start to the new year!
2. STOP SMOKING WITH QUITNOW!
It’s one of the most common New Year’s resolutions, and one of the toughest too. Don’t stress – help is at hand with the QuitNow! app.
While an app can’t physically stop you lighting up, it acts as a great incentive for you to quit. It tracks the amount of time since your last cigarette and the amount of money which you’ve saved. It also gives you information on the health benefits from not smoking and the positive changes you might start to notice as time goes by.
QuitNow! Is available from both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for Android.
3. The Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout App
One of the main obstacles to keeping to your resolutions is finding the time. It’s very easy to convince yourself that you’re too busy and that you’d hit the gym if only there were a few more hours in the day.
That’s why the Johnson & Johnson’s Official 7 Minute Workout app works so well. Let’s face it, most of us have at least seven minutes to spare.
Your in-app fitness instructor talks you through each exercise and shows you how to do them as well. If you have an extra couple of minutes to spare, you can even squeeze in a warm-up. You’ll have no excuses with this app!
Available on both iOS and Android. Team this app with some of our great fitness accessories
- some currently at up to half-price - to make the most of your workout.
Happier.com is one of a new breed of wellness apps designed to care for your mental health. It aims to put the power of positive thinking into practice.
Their philosophy is simple – they believe that happiness is like a muscle which you can exercise. With this in mind, they’ve created special wellness courses which are delivered via your smartphone or other device. There's also a large collection of videos available which cover everything from lifestyle hacks to de-stressing.
It’s a great app, with plenty of scientific articles on the Happier.com website to back up their coursework and outlook.
Here’s to your physical, mental and financial health in 2018!
Carphone Warehouse is not responsible for the performance or content of the above apps and is not affiliated with the app developers. Apps should only be installed from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.