Could these apps help you lose weight for good this year?

Could these apps help you lose weight for good this year?

January is a peak time for downloading health and fitness apps and putting those Christmas present fitness trackers to work. But do they actually help you stay motivated?

After the Christmas self-indulgence comes the inevitable New Year’s resolution to get fit, lose weight, and eat more healthily.

But while 65% of us make resolutions, only 12% successfully keep to them, polling firm ComRes finds. Can tech help?

When Sarah, 34, a law professor from Australia, wanted to lose weight last year, she took the unusual approach of placing bets that she would achieve her exercise goals.

Breast cancer had stopped her exercise routine, and she’d gained weight during a year which included three operations, she says.

“I was returning to exercise by hiking and trying to lose some of the weight I’d put on while being sedentary,” she says.

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