Creating a support system, whether it be a buddy or community, can help you hold yourself accountable to your health goals. There are a number of websites that have sprung up over years that can help you figure out the best way to shift yourself to a more healthy lifestyle.
This site offer a way to keep track of your exercise and eating goals. You can compare them with your friends on the site and offer and receive encouragement. While definitely aimed at those who are looking to lose weight, it’s still very versatile, and a great way to monitor your habits. It includes a huge database full of thousands of food items to track as well as the option to create your own.
Reddit has a subforum for just about everything. So whether you’re looking to lose a few pounds, cook healthier meals, or train for your first marathon , Reddit probably has a place for you. And if there isn’t you can make one! New communities are springing up all the time. This is a great place to find support and information on new subjects from helpful people.
Video games as a way to build better habits? Sounds like a great idea to me. HabitRPG rewards you for working on building healthy habits and breaking yourself of bad ones. Level up, collect pets and items and play with friends as you work together towards healthier lifestyles. The only downsides are features are limited for now, though more are being added.
Similar to MyFitnessPal in offering a way to keep track of food and exercise, but like HabitRPG with the added bonus of achievements and a leveling system. Another good way for those who like the satisfaction of a reward for working on healthy habits. A good way to compete with friends and meet goals.
Livestrong is another site offering community support, aimed somewhat more at the exercise part of getting healthy. There are also a number of articles on a huge variety of subjects to help you better understand how to make healthy choices in your day to day life.