[colored_box color=”blue”]Tools for Weight-Loss Resolutions[/colored_box]
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I vow to lose X pounds this year. This may or may not happen, because when it comes to life-changing New Year resolutions it is not as easy as you may think. If you manage to stick to your resolution for more than a month you should seriously give yourself a high-five. The only way you will be sticking to them for the entire year (or until you achieve them) is by using the tools bellow. When it comes to weight-loss people easily get discouraged, mainly because it takes a lot of time for results to be seen (approximately 90 days are required to break a habit according to Alan Marlatt, professor, PHD and director of the Addictive Behaviors Research Center). So if you don’t want to relapse, here are five tools:
Wouldn’t it be awesome if someone would give you money for achieving your resolutions? With the GymPact app you can do this. Granted, you will not be receiving any money, but you won’t lose any either. The idea of the app is extremely simple: you can set a dollar amount (let’s say 10$) and a number of times/week that you want to go to the gym. If you don’t make it the app will automatically deduct the cash from your account, but if you meet your target you will get a cash bonus through PayPal.
This app is available for free on iOS and Android, Nook, Kindle and computers. It is basically a calorie tracker with a pretty interface, but it has a little something extra: the category-based goal making, customizable challenges, a food barcode scanner, and social widgets for sharing your progress.
The free version covers fitness essentials, but if you’re looking for more granularity, $40 a year gets you “premium“ extras, including support for additional health metrics and compatible fitness devices. (Source: Techland Time)
Are you short on money? Do you prefer the great outdoors to the boring gym? You can always take on running. The best way to lose weight and get into shape is by running, so if you are planning on doing this in 2014, then RunMeter will become a valuable ally. Its selling point is a beautiful interface and detailed cross-relational info screens that show you a lot of important information. For a mere 5$ you can also add the trend analysis, check traffic or download additional voice types. It only works on iOS so if you are looking for an Android app you might want to check out the MapMyRun app.
There are thousands of weight-loss websites out there, so what makes SparkPeople different? First of all, with a free account you gain access to a myriad of nutritional information and calorie-tracking and weigh-tracking tools. Secondly, there is the SparkPeople community filled with mini-blogs and journals where you can track your progress and connect with other like-minded individuals. There is also a mobile version of the website available for iPhone and iPod touch.
15. Ergonomic Exercise Chair
We spend half of our lives in our chair, may it be at work or at home, so why not use it for workout? The GymyGym desk chair is a bungee seating system that conforms specifically to your body and improves circulation, alignment of the spine and relieves pressure of the hips. Therefore it will help with pressure on the hips, lower back, neck and shoulders. You can even use it for exercises of the arms, legs, shoulders, core and glutes.