Apps for keeping New Year’s Resolutions

The 'Couch to 5K' app helps encourage new runners to develop their distance running abilities (Image: CNN)

(CNN) — Out with old habits, in with the new. The new year often brings promises to make changes, but sticking with resolutions can benefit from some digital help.

Fitness often tops the list, and an app like Runkeeper can keep track of time and distance walked or run, and share milestones with friends

If a race is the goal for 2015, the Couch to 5k app takes aspiring runners through a training program, beginning with walking and jogging and working up to that 3.1 miles.

If a new diet will complement that workout routine, apps like My Fitness Pal and Lose It, help calculate daily calorie counts for thousands of items, including brand names and restaurant food.

Healthy Out is aimed at calorie-conscious diners who want the skinny on which nearby establishments offer items that fit in with special diets like low carb, paleo and vegan.

For financial resolutions, Mint has been a popular option among the budget-conscious who want to keep banking, credit card information and bill payment in one place.

The Level Money app helps users stay on budget by acting as a simple spending meter, starting at the first of the month, subtracting with each transaction and suggesting savings, and counting down available funds.

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