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(ARA) – Many of us want to embrace a healthier lifestyle, but are looking for some assistance to keep ourselves on track. Luckily, with today’s technology, there are resources online and offline that can be used to help us stay motivated and track progress.  

Take advantage of your smart phone.  

Weight Watchers offers an application for iPhone and iPod Touch users. All users of the free app can view recipes and articles, create shopping lists, learn to make smarter food choices with interactive cheat sheets, and much more. And if you’re following the popular weight management plan and subscribe to Weight Watchers Online or Weight Watchers eTools, the iPhone App lets you access your plan information and track your food and activity from wherever you are – at a restaurant, in the grocery store, on vacation or just out running errands.

"As mobile technology advances so do the tools that help enhance your healthy lifestyle, making it easier for you to keep track of your weight loss no matter how busy you might be," says WeightWatchers.com’s Editor-in-Chief Theresa DiMasi. "These tools help you make healthy choices and help you stay on track which can make a significant difference in your success."

Track with a variety of tech tools.
Along with making better food choices, many factors can help you achieve healthy, sustainable weight loss including exercise and sleep.  Keeping track of calories burned is easier by using a pedometer that can monitor how far you’ve walked or run.

Sleep is also an essential part of a healthy lifestyle and can play a crucial role in weight loss. There are a number of high tech products on the market today that can monitor your sleeping patterns, helping gauge your sleep quality and pinpoint the factors that affect it.  

Virtually connect with like minded individuals.  
Social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, offer the opportunity for millions of users to connect with each other based on similar goals and interests including healthy living.  Companies like Weight Watchers also have robust, interactive social networking sites. Weight Watchers Community site lets users connect with other people in their quest to better health, and exchange motivational wall posts with friends.  The site also offers many challenges, insights from bloggers, and encouragement for anyone striving to live a healthier lifestyle.  

To learn more about Weight Watchers, visit www.weightwatchers.com.

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