After a whole month of binge drinking and over indulging yourself with amazing food it is time to stop. It’s a new year making it a perfect opportunity for a fresh start to change your lifestyle. As the rather cringy saying goes ‘New Year, New You’. Here’re 6 apps that are ideal to get you started on your journey to the new you;

1.Calorie Tracker 

MyFitnessPal is an amazing calorie counting app. All you have to do is scan a barcode or enter what you are eating and it will show you the nutrients that your are consuming. You create a profile with your current weight, height and what you want to achieve. It then tracks your progress by showing what nutrients you need more and what you need less of in order to achieve your daily balance. It’s so easy to use and perfect to keep an eye on your eating habits. It also includes a step counter and an exercise input button to show how many calories you have lost. This is the best diet app going and its FREE!!

Platform: Android, iOS

 2.7 Minute Workout

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This is the app to stop your ‘I don’t have any time’ excuses for exercise. There’s No workout equipment & just minutes a day all at home, your don’t have you leave your house! It is based on scientific studies to provide the maximum benefit of working out regularly in the shortest time possible. The challenge is 7 minutes for 7 months. Seven starts you off with three lives. Skip a day and lose a heart, but miss 3 workouts in a month and your progress resets to zero and it’s game over! Work out every day for 7 months to achieve 100% and become a 7/7 champion. The ideal way to get you started without the costs of the gym.

Platform: Android, iOS,

3.Headspace

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When  hearing the word ‘meditation’ images of hippies with tie dye shirts and buddhas comes to mind. This is app changes these perceptions. It is known as the meditation app for modern living. After a fun festive season of being off work, celebrating, being with friends and family to then return back to the reality of work, everyone feels down. This app will help you combat all your January blues and help you get motivated for the new year.This app makes mediation simple. It uses proven meditation and mindfulness techniques that will help train your mind for a healthier, happier and more enjoyable life. For people who are doing exams, assignments, working etc, this app is ideal for you to destress and relax.  Give it a try and see what all this fuss is about! Even Emma Watson tweeted that it is a ‘kind of genius’

Platforms: Android, iOS, Online

4.Change for Life Drink Tracker

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After a whole month of binge drinking maybe it is time to cut down you drink. As everyone tries to face a ‘Dry January’ (most people failing) this app can be your little secret. Keeping a record of what you drink each day is proven to help you cut down on alcohol. You set yourself a goal and you can track your progress. This is definitely a more sustainable way to cut down on alcohol rather than cutting it out altogether rather than easing your body slowly away from dependency on alcohol. The app includes health benefits of cutting down, calories in your drinks and tracks money spent and shows how much you have saved. Everyone does love a cheeky drink on an evening but just slightly cutting down can benefit your health.

Platform: Android, iOS

Article Written by Rachael Nichol

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