Tech That'll Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolution to Get Healthier

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The holidays are over. It's time to get your life back in order, which is exactly what New Year's resolutions are for—a kick in the pants to get going on your goals.

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Whether your goals consist of eating better, working out more, or just improving your overall health, there are some great tech options to help you get there.

Check out these apps, websites, and devices to start your 2018 on the right foot (and the left foot).


Happify is a science-based app that hopes to help people overcome negativity and stress and become more resilient and grateful. First, you'll take an assessment test that'll give you a "happiness score." The app takes the information gathered in the test to create a personalized program meant to boost happiness through various games, tools, information, and coaching.

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Download for iOS and Android.


MyFitnessPal is a healthy way to lose weight while being held accountable for everything you eat. Through the app, you can easily log the food you eat by selecting foods from its library, scanning barcodes on packages, or creating recipes for homemade food. The app counts the calories for you and also calculates your daily vitamins.


Download free for iOS and Android.

Fitness Blender

Want to work out without leaving your house? Check out Fitness Blender. The website offers thousands of fitness videos categorized by workout duration, plan length, difficulty, body focus, equipment, and training type. There's also an online community where you can post about your goals, ask questions, share tips, and connect with others.

The site offers over 500 free workouts, with more being added every week. Or you can join a multi week program with prices ranging from $5.99 to $14.99.


SkulptScanner is a device that'll help you get to the next fitness level. It measures body fat percentage and identifies strength of muscles. It comes with an app that gives an in-depth body fat and muscle analysis to help you know what to work on to lose fat, improve strength, and be less prone to injury.

Buy it here for $99.

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