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Tech Guide to Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions

MINDY SCHAUER/ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

New Year’s resolutions have become a cliche, but only because we find ourselves unable to fully commit to them. Year after year our resolutions stay the same, but this year’s resolutions might be more feasible with the help of a little technology:

Fitbit Force
The most well known New Year’s resolution is, of course, living a healthier lifestyle, meaning more exercise and practicing a healthier diet. The first few days at the gym are always busy, but, if you make it through a month, you will begin to see the crowd slowly die off. This year, stay in shape with the help of Fitbit Force. The Fitbit Force documents your total exercise experience: number of steps taken, number of staircases climbed, calories burned, and miles ran, etc. In recording your exercising experience, Fitbit Force allows you to set goals and challenge yourself to beat them – and everyone knows competition is a great motivator. The great thing about the Fitbit Force is that it is sleek and fashionable, available in either black or slate. It can be worn as a watch, too. :: fitbit.com

Kanger E-vod
Another popular New Year’s resolution is quitting smoking. Yes, we all want to wait until the very last day of the year, before the clock strikes midnight, to take in as many drags as we possibly can. Quitting is not easy, but luckily, technology has provided us with some alternatives, like the electronic cigarette. A popular brand out in the market right now is the Kanger E-vod. The E-vod kit includes clearomizers, atomizer heads and batteries; e-juice not included. Electronic cigarettes come in a variety of flavors and they allow you to decrease the amount of nicotine you're getting until you’ve kicked the habit for good. :: kangeronline.com

Groupon
If you've resolved to spend more time with your family and friends, try something new and/or save money, we have one simple app suggestion: Groupon. If you haven't already, download it and start taking advantage of the discounted offers – including everything from paddleboarding lessons to trips and educational classes. Take an art class offered at your local college or go horseback riding in Anaheim, all while saving money. If you're feeling adventurous, take your family or significant other on a quick trip to Vegas, or maybe even Europe! Groupon has unlimited offers to keep your year busy. :: groupon.com


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