Three apps that can help you with your New Year’s resolutions

8fit. Images: Google Play Store.

Whether it’s losing weight, becoming the biggest bodybuilder around, or generally becoming a better person, New Year’s resolutions can quite often get you in an even deeper rut than when you set them.

So, if you need a little extra help in getting through those resolutions, here are mobile apps that can help you out.

Please note that these apps still require you to actually get up and do something about the resolution (if only the apps could do it all for us, right?).

1. 8fit

There are countless fitness and diet apps, and I’m sure you’ve gone through most (if not all) of them to find one that works.

Rest assured, 8fit is worth checking out.

Whether you wish to lose weight or pile on the muscle mass, 8fit lets you track those fitness goals.

There are currently workout videos for yoga and Tabata, while it will soon be adding videos to target your core and arms.

8fit additionally has a diet section as well for monitoring what you eat. 8fit will help you build a customised meal plan, complete with recipes.

The basic app is free and available on both iOS and Android.

2. ShareTheMeal

This is a charity app created by the United Nations and provides you with a simple way to donate to the World Food Programme.

In turn, its aim is to provide food to those less fortunate who might no have easy access to sustenance.

You can give US$ 0,.50 (R6,25) with a tap in the smartphone app, feeding one hungry child for a day..

You can also see exactly where your donation is going and who it will be helping.

It was awarded the Google Play Award in 2017 for having the best social impact, so you can be guaranteed you’re not wasting your time or money.

3. Fitness & Bodybuilding

With this app, you’ll be able to create your own, customised workout programme that can be tracked within the app.

It also provides you with the most effective workouts for every muscle group, with video support for every workout as well as text instructions with images for each exercise.

You will be able to save and track your data, and then go back and track your progress with interactive graphs showing performance, weight and repetitions.

If you feel that apps don’t really do it for you and your New Year’s resolutions, you can always check out our tips to completing your New Year’s resolutions in this week’s print version of the Roodepoort Northsider.

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