Apps can help with New Year's resolutions

U.S. Cellular's Joe Cabrera discusses some of the latest mobile technology available to manage personal finances, fitness and more.
Oklahoman Modified: December 24, 2013 at 8:00 pm •  Published: December 23, 2013

Q&A with Joe Cabrera

Resolve to use smartphone apps to reach your New Year's goals

Q. How can people use mobile technology to stay on track with resolutions in 2014?

A. Many of today's mobile devices, such as the Apple iPhone 5s and iPad Air, offer apps that can help keep you on track and ensure you stick to your resolutions throughout the year. Smartphones, tablets and the apps available on them can help simplify and enhance our lives by providing us with the tools necessary to meet our New Year's goals and make positive improvements in our fitness, daily habits or even personal finances.

Q. What are the best fitness/diet apps?

A. The MyFitnessPal app helps you create personalized workout programs and delivers progress reports as you work toward your goals. It can also connect you to your friends so that you can encourage each other and provide extra motivation. Lose It! is an app that tracks your caloric intake and monitors your diet, helping you manage your weekly calorie budget and ensure you are consuming the proper foods. It also integrates with sites such as Facebook and Twitter so you can stay updated on the progress your friends are making.

by Paula Burkes
A 1981 journalism graduate of Oklahoma State University, Paula Burkes has more than 30 years experience writing and editing award-winning material for newspapers and healthcare, educational and telecommunications institutions in Tulsa, Oklahoma...
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