Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Check out some great apps that can make you better this year

Ready or not, the New Year’s here. And if you’re like everyone else around you right now, you’ve come up with some pretty ambitious resolutions. That’s awesome. Also probably a little bit scary. But there’s nothing a man can’t achieve when he puts his heart and mind to it.
 Let me introduce you to some great apps that’ll provide you a few shortcuts and get you closer to accomplishing your goals.

1. If Your Resolution Is to Learn More
Build your knowledge in minutes a day with the Curiosity app. Watch hand-picked videos on five fascinating topics, or if you’re really pressed for time, just peek at the key facts and info graphics to learn something new in seconds. Of course, this won’t replace a taking a class, but it will expand your horizons and make you feel much more informed and up-to-date. The app is a little bit data consuming with the videos but most good things come at a cost, and that includes learning.

2. If Your Resolution Is to learn a new language
This should be one of everyone’s goals this year. This makes you more marketable and attractive, and also in the process increases your mental capacity. Duolingo is a very good app to use when it comes to achieving this. I personally have been learning Spanish with the app for a while now and I can say I really wouldn’t have been so much better off attending a language school.

3. If Your Resolution Is to Start cooking/eating Healthier
Helping you make meals that are good for you is Yummly’s specialty. The recipe app has a powerful search feature that sifts through top food blogs to find options that’ll satisfy your cravings, but in a healthy way. It also serves up gorgeous, full-sized photos of the mouth-watering dishes you’re planning to prepare.
Try looking for “quick lunch,” “simple lunch,” or “hot lunch,” and you’ll get a load of delicious recipes you can easily compare and choose from. Even better, you can create shopping lists for each recipe and access or organize them on any device. You can also use that powerful filter to get recipes that fit your nutritional goals, avoid your allergies, and work with your tastes, or you can add your own favourite dishes to the app so you can have them right at your fingertips.

4. If Your Resolution Is to Get Organized
If you’re the type that forgets things easily or just can’t manage to stay on top of your daily tasks, then 24me is the app for you.  It brings your to-dos from your calendar, task manager, notes, social networks, financial institutions, and more together in one place automatically, reminding you about your cannot-be-missed errands and due dates.

5. If your resolution is to keep fit
Whether you want to lose a few extra pounds or just improve your energy levels, the 7 Minute Workout app is a great entry point into your fitness and healthy lifestyle.  
The 7 Minute Workout focuses on a short, high-intensity routine, which is scientifically proven to aid weight loss and improve cardiovascular function. For people who find the idea of picking up a gym membership or going cross-country running intimidating, this app provides the perfect jumping off point, thanks to the brevity of its workouts. You just look over the exercises, hit the start button and off you go.

New year’s resolutions definitely require some level of dedication, but these apps make it easier to see them through. Good luck!

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