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Dietitians rate apps to assist in healthy eating and fitness

Dietitians rate apps to assist in healthy eating and fitness (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - If you feel like giving up on your New Year’s resolution already, it might be time to get some support.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says tracking your own habits, might help you stay on track, especially when it comes to fitness and food.

Resolve to eat better in the new year? That's a great goal. So is getting some regular exercise at least three days a week for thirty minutes. The benefits?

“More recognition about your health, potential weight loss, cardiovascular benefits lowers blood pressure even if you don't lose weight,” said Dr. Scott Woods of TriHealth Family Medicine.

But these kinds of resolutions are so challenging that there's even now an official “Give Up Your New Year’s Eve Resolution Day, which is January 17th.

If you don’t want to do that, you might want to change your strategy.

That means every day you need to make some different choices, which isn't easy, but it helps to have some resources and some knowledge. Recently, nutrition experts took a look at a few things that might help, and as you might have guessed, for what you want to know, there's likely an app for that.

The apps can all be downloaded at no charge.

When reviewed by dietitians with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics they found that “RTHM” can help you eat, exercise and sleep by your body clock.

“Charge Running” allows you to join a live run anytime, anywhere, like a virtual running club and “Yazio” helps you count calories for weight loss or gain.

These are just a few of the details on these apps, you can read expanded reviews and which got the best ratings in food and nutrition magazine from the academy through a special link online.

Just so you know, the National Weight Control Registry tracks people who lose at least 60 pounds and keep them off for five years. Those who track do have good success.

Losing weight, improving fitness and quitting smoking, are among the top resolutions each year.

It's estimated that eight out of ten people give up by February.

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