Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Staying On Track In the New Year with U.S. Cellular - #HelloBetter

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Mobile devices can help us stay on track when it comes to reaching goals. Whether it’s finding ways to stay healthy, finding new recipes to cook more or taking more photos to stay connected with friends and family, U.S. Cellular is sharing ways to help people reach their resolutions and to be able to create Better Moments for themselves and others in the New Year. The GS4, Samsung Galaxy Tablet, and iPad Air are wonderful mobile devices that can help you with resolutions.

Start this year off right by downloading apps and stay on track with New Year's resolutions:

o Get fit: MyFitnessPal can help you stick to your workout regimen and stay motivated as you improve your fitness and get in shape. The app helps you create personalized workout programs and delivers progress reports as you work towards your personal goals. It also has a database of over 3,000,000 foods to help monitor your caloric intake and daily diet. MyFitnessPal can also connect you to your friends so that you can encourage each other and provide extra motivation.

o Manage your finances: Looking to improve your money management? Mint analyzes your personal finance accounts and is a convenient way to track your spending, create budgets and start saving money. The app can even send you alerts regarding upcoming bills, unusual activity and low balances.

o Improve your diet: Lose It! tracks your caloric intake and monitors your diet, helping you manage your weekly calorie budget and ensure that 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.

o Learn something new: Ever wonder exactly how the stock market works or simply feel the need to brush up on your math skills? Khan Academy features an extensive library covering mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, humanities, finance and history with easy to digest lessons taught by education experts. The app allows you to track your progress and earn badges while challenging yourself to become proficient in topics you might never thought you could have.

o Stay in touch: After the holidays conclude, staying in touch with family can be difficult. But video communication apps such as Skype help shorten the perceived distance between our friends and family and provide the opportunity to create better moments with them. Skype provides the ability to have a face-to-face conversation with someone, even if they are hundreds of miles away.

My New Year's resolutions are to be more physically fit and cut down on debt. Being in roller derby means I have to change my lifestyle and I want to feel more financially secure by the middle of the year. Using my U.S. Cellular mobile devices and downloading helpful apps will be beneficial in helping me reach my goals.

What are your New Year's resolutions? How do you plan on using your mobile devices to meet your goals?

3 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

There are SOOOOO many apps out there that I don't know about. I really need to sit and look through them one of these days.

alissa apel said...

This is who we have a plan with. I'm surprised you have a plan with them. Our friends in KC had never heard of them. I was thinking, Really? I thought maybe they have them more in Nebraska and Iowa.

slehan said...

My goal is to swim three times a week.


slehan at juno dot com