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Smartphone apps help keep New Year's resolutions on track

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Smartphone apps help keep New Year's resolutions on track Smartphone apps help keep New Year's resolutions on track

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - If you are already having trouble keeping your New Year's Resolution, some say turning to your smartphone can help.

 

Sunday, representatives from U.S. Cellular on South College Road highlighted some helpful applications that can be downloaded for free from Google Play.

MyFitnessPal, allows people to track how many calories they eat and track their workouts and exercise, so they can keep their resolutions to stay fit.

Mint.com, similar to the website, allows people to keep track of their financial decisions.

Habit Streak, is a free app designed to help people create new habits or break old habits in 2013. You type in the habit you want to create, and the app sends you daily reminders to make sure you are meeting your goals. The application also tracks your progress, so you can see which weeks were better than others.

"Your phone is something that is with you at all times, and if you have your accountability partner there where you can enter in your information, than it is more thank likely you will keep your resolutions throughout the year," said Brent VanGilder, the area sales manager.

U.S. Cellular says their representatives are always available to help their customers understand how the apps work, and they also offer free Device Workshops once a month.

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