Trying to walk 30 minutes daily? Sleep 7+ hours nightly? Meditate? There’s an app for that!
If you’ve embarked on the journey to a healthier you (and who doesn’t want to upgrade life?), you may have already made a S.M.A.R.T goal that is Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timely.
But how to keep with it after the initial enthusiasm wears off?
For some people, sticking stars on a paper chart – or using an app that’s the digital equivalent – is helpful for motivation and tracking progress. Though the greater goal may be to avoid cancer, diabetes and stroke, the daily satisfaction of giving yourself a star sticker or digital click may be just what you need to get your new habit rolling.
Keep reading for a short list of free habit-tracking apps plus instructions (and .pdf printouts) for good, old-fashioned star charts favored by kids and those who prefer paper.
Please share tips, your favorite habit apps and your progress with us by commenting or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. In thanks for your contribution, we’ll hold a drawing to give away a pair of passes to Wellbody Academy and our other regular exhibits.