3 Tools to Track Your Healthy Lifestyle Habits Online
Every January, many of us vow to live a healthier life and by February, we are back to our old habits. Just saying we will change isn’t good enough. We need to have a plan with goals and a way to track whether we are keeping up with the plan.
The best tool for tracking is anything that you will stick with. I find it easiest to use online tools that offer access from my iPhone. The following three tools are all free.
SparkPeople is the most comprehensive healthy lifestyle resource. SparkPeople offers information about food, diet, exercise, emotions, injuries and much more. They offer exercise videos, food & water tracking, SparkRecipes, menu planning, incentives, goal planning & tracking, reports and more. SparkPeople is broken down into 3 categories, myTools, myCommunity and myContent. Not only do they have the tools to track, but they walk you through the process of setting up a plan and goal. SparkPeople is available for both the iPhone, iPad & Android phones. This is the tool that I have been using for 5 years. If you are on SparkPeople, look me up, I am Scrappinmichele.
FitDay is a more stripped down, no frills way of tracking your food, weight, water and more. FitDay also offers software (PC only) that you can purchase and download that does everything offline and you can download your online information to the software. There is also an iPhone version of FitDay.
Calorie Count is part of the About.com family. Calorie Count offers tools for tracking food, water, exercise, BMI, weight loss and more. Offers a mobile app for iPhone, Blackberry and a mobile website for all other mobile devices. You can find a lot of articles and since it is part of the About.com, there are a lot of articles available with a lot of “experts” to answer questions and a community of fellow calorie counters.
All 3 of these will let you track your new healthy lifestyle. Check each of them out and see which one appeals to you more. Be sure that it is a system that you can keep up with daily without a lot of extra work. That is most likely to be a system that will work for you.
How do you track your healthy lifestyle habits? Or don’t you?