Contributed By: Ashley Melonson

Keep your New Year’s resolutions in check! For anyone looking to achieve a higher fitness level in 2018, a healthy living app, like MyFitnessPal or Weight Watchers, might be the right thing for you. We’ve listed our top five reasons to join an app, and you can learn even more at the Mountain Park Branch’s Explore Healthy Living Apps program on March 27th at 6:30 PM.

5. Hold Yourself Accountable
Using a smart app urges you to hold yourself accountable for your eating and exercising habits. The social communities built into the apps, where friends and fellow users offer encouragement, can help you stay motivated and on track.

4. Informative and Insightful
Many of the apps have timely articles researching the latest fitness news and trends. They also include exercising tips and fun recipes you can explore.

3. Multi-Purpose Capabilities
They have a wide array of features, where you can log your exercise routines, including meal plans, and count your daily steps.

2. User-Friendly for Those On-The-Go
They aren’t as time-consuming as they may seem. Logging your calories and exercise is made extremely easy with food and exercise databases installed, and the ability to scan barcodes on different food items.

1. A Gateway to a Healthy Lifestyle
Taking a venture into these smart apps is a gateway to a healthier lifestyle. It teaches you perseverance in reaching your goals and gives you the steps and confidence you need to eat, live, and feel better.

What are your top five reasons to use a healthy living app? Come tell us at the program!