2017 is just around the corner and by now, you're probably thinking of challenging yourself with a few New Year's resolutions. Here are a few products and services that can help you tackle your resolutions and help you become a better version of yourself. New Year, new you!
If one of your New Year's resolutions is to work out more but you don’t know where or how to start, Blogilates is here to help! Blogilates founder, Cassey Ho, is a certified fitness instructor who makes exercising a fun activity! Every month, she releases a calendar that contains workouts that can be done for each day. All you have to do is follow the corresponding day's work out videos on Youtube. Access to these videos are free, all you have to do is subscribe to her website and you get a copy of her free workout calendar. So if you don't have a gym membership, don't fret, because these workouts can be done in the comfort of your own home.
Going hand-in-hand with being more fit and healthy in the new year, it is really helpful to have a gadget that can guide you in maintaining and improving your fitness goals. The Fitbit is a great product to help users track their exercise, health, sleep, and more. This handy device also syncs your stats and information to your computer or phone so you can analyze and track how you're doing. You can also use Fitbit with your friends and family as a fun way to compare each other's progress and to motivate each other to reach goals. There are 7 models to choose from and you can take a quiz online to see which tracker is the right fit for you.
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Chances are, one of your New Year's resolutions is to drink more water. Drinking more water is such a simple way to flush out toxins and improve your health overall, but it is usually overlooked. It may be hard to commit to your 8 glasses a day, but there are apps that can help with that. Try the Daily Water app, where you can input your default drink size and set a daily goal for yourself, such as drinking eight 8-ounce glasses a day. You can also set alarms to remind yourself to drink water. You can then check off how many glasses you drink throughout your day and can track your progress easily as the days, weeks, and months roll by.
If one of your resolutions is to have a better mental state of mind, but don't know where to begin, Headspace is an app that can help. This app slowly eases and trains you into the the world of meditation and mindfulness, so for those of you who are new to meditation, Headspace is a great place to start. If you want to try this app out, you can begin with a free 10 day challenge. For just 10 minutes a day in 10 days, you can get a feel of how impactful meditation can be!
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A lot of people vow to become a better version of themselves for the new year. A great way to do this is to own a daily planner to plan your goals and improve your daily life. With the Self Journal, you can figure out how to maximize your day and set structures for your short term or long term goals. There are many components in this journal such as a weekly reflection section where you can reflect on your journey as you track your progress. There are also sections where you can write down your daily goals and your gratitude, analyze your lessons learned, and count your daily wins. These journals are subscription based and a new journal is shipped every 12 weeks.
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