Three Kings' Day and your New Year's resolutions are already loose? These Apps Can Help You
By admin on January 17, 2022
Renée Zellweger in the movie 'Bridget Jones's Diary'.
Every January 1, Bridget Jones sets out, with her diary as witness, not to drink more than 14 drinks a week, stop smoking, have more self-confidence and be more assertive. But we have all witnessed, both in Helen Fielding's novel and in the film starring Renée Zellweger, how her New Year's resolutions resist her. If Bridget had lived through her thirties with her trademark somewhat fickle willpower in 2022 and not in her late nineties, she probably would have thrown away her smartphone to try to be more consistent in pursuing her goals. He might not even have kept a diary, but instead opted directly for a diary app. We will never know. What we do know is that there are a multitude of applications within reach of our phone that are designed precisely to help users acquire new routines and achieve the goals they have set for themselves, whether it is learning English or doing more sports.
There will be skeptics, but the proliferation of mobile applications of this type, which offer fictitious rewards to those who overcome the proposed challenges, help the user to keep motivated. At least for a while. It is a very simple mechanism, but effective in many cases. Most of the applications that we propose here are based on the idea that, when the user visually assesses their progress, for example, through a bar graph that shows weekly progress, they find sufficient motivation to continue. And, once the routine has been acquired, over time, these solutions may even no longer be necessary for you.
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Our proposals are based on the most common objectives: exercise, save money, use the mobile phone less… These applications offer mechanisms to make taking the first steps easier and lose the rhythm, more complicated. All the ones collected here are available for both Android and iOS in the Play Store and App Store respectively. The stars mark the average user rating (out of five) between the two app stores.
Nike Training (4.6 ★)
If what you want is to acquire an exercise routine, we recommend this Nike application, which offers all its features for free. To start, the user must register with an email. Once you have done that, you will be able to access dozens of workouts of different types and difficulties. The sessions, recorded on video, are dubbed into Spanish, something that does not happen, for example, in Apple Fitness, where, at most, subtitles are offered. In addition to training sessions, the application includes an achievements section, a history and the option to set reminders to exercise. In addition, if the user sees a program or training that is interesting to him, but cannot do it at the moment, he can save it so that he does not lose sight of it.
The Nike Training App.
MyFitnessPal (4.5 ★)
An objective linked to sport is weight loss. MyFitnessPal not only offers tools to pursue that goal, but also to gain weight or even keep it off. Its operation is based on the registration of the calories that the user ingests. You can store them manually, but also by reading the barcodes with the camera. It also includes free video exercise routines, although probably one of the most striking features it offers is the forum section: the user can select those they want to join and share their progress and experiences and read about those of others. people who pursue similar goals.