It’s the beginning of 2016, and most people have made some new year resolutions that they’d love to change their life. Lucky for you, we have a list of apps that will hopefully help you achieve the goals that you have in mind. Since a lot of goals revolve around self-improvement, you can expect the majority of this list to focus on that.
1: Couch to 5K
The couch to 5k program has been proven time and time again to be very effective if you’re wanting to go from being a couch potato to running in your first 5k. This program used to only be featured on the company’s official website, but due to popular demand, now has an app on the app store. With this app, you’ll be encouraged to run for 30-minutes at a time, 3 times per week. By the end of your journey (9 weeks) you’ll be able to run in your very first 5k. Oh, and the app also has a 5k finder, which will try to help you find runs in your area.
2: MyFitnessPal Calorie Counter from Under Armour
This is a perfect app that will help you monitor everything you put into your body. It has a massive database of foods, with all sorts of information about them to help you keep track of your caloric intake. It also helps you keep track of your exercise activities, and since it’s owned by Under Armor, it will integrate with their fitness trackers.
Meditation is something that a lot of people are really starting to get into, because the benefits of meditation have been proven time and time again to be very beneficial. With Headspace, you’ll be able to enjoy 10 free meditation sessions that will help you clear your mind and become inner-aware. After that, you can opt to buy some meditation courses if you like. Either way, it only takes 10 minutes out of your day, so give it a go.
Elevate is an excellent app for people that want to keep their brain nice and fresh. If you feel like you’re not as smart as you used to be, or as smart as you would like to be, you can download this app and it will help you reach your educational goals. It will train your brain, by giving you 35 free brain training games. After that, you’ll have to pay for the pro version if you’d like more games.
5: Sleep Cycle
The key to a productive day is a good night’s sleep, and that is exactly what Sleep Cycle will try to give you. Sleep Cycle is an alarm clock, but far more intelligent. You place it on the bed beside of you while you sleep, and it will monitor you, determining the best time to wake you up. The idea is that Sleep Cycle will wake you up during your lightest sleep phase, which is far more effective than being jolted awake by an ordinary alarm clock while you’re in your deepest phase of sleep.