SMARTPHONES HELP TRACK HEALTHY HABITS DURING NUTRITION MONTH


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 1, 2013

For more information, contact:
Lauren Christ, Public Relations Counsel
865-599-4050
lchrist@moxleycarmichael.com

Laura Lualhati, U.S. Cellular
773-399-4849
laura.lualhati@uscellular.com

Are high hopes for becoming healthier in 2013 falling lower on the list of priorities? If so, you are not alone. According to The New York Times, by the end of January a third of people have broken their New Year’s resolutions. March is National Nutrition Month, making it the perfect time to get back on track to a healthier lifestyle using smartphone applications recommended by U.S. Cellular.

“Mobile devices can make sticking with your new lifestyle simpler and easier by helping to track calories, create workout routines and access nutritional recipes,” said Jack Brundige, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Tennessee. “Having these resources available at your fingertips is not only beneficial for your own personal goals; they can easily translate into a means for the whole family to join-in on the healthy, active fun.”

Check out the apps that the experts at U.S. Cellular chose as the best go-to nutrition and exercise tools:

  • Fooducate (Free) – Users can automatically scan product barcodes for nutritional information, see product reviews and select better alternatives. A key part of a healthy lifestyle is the intake of nutritional foods that your body needs.
  • Noom Weight Loss (Free) – Features a personalized weight loss plan, daily weight loss tasks, food logging, exercise tracking with GPS or pedometer and motivational home screen widgets. A Noom score is also given daily and a logbook will help users track workouts, meals and weight loss.
  • MyFitnessPal (Free) – Users can track calorie intake, fitness activity and weight loss progress. Have family members and friends download and join so you can be held accountable for each day’s calorie goals.
  • Workout Trainer (Free) – Features talking coaches, instructional photos and videos, complete programs for fitness goals and create-your-own workouts options. You can also create a workout schedule, reminder alerts and share workouts to social networks.

You can get quick access to these apps on the 4G LTE network, which has speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G.

U.S. Cellular customers with smartphones such as the 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy S® III and 4G LTE Motorola ELECTRIFYTM M can always stay connected and accountable for good health habits while on-the-go.

4G LTE service provided through King Street Wireless, a partner of U.S. Cellular. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.

About U.S. Cellular

U.S. Cellular rewards its customers with unmatched benefits and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier has a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices that are all backed by its high-speed nationwide network that has the highest call quality of any national carrier. Currently, 61 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds and 87 percent will have access by the end of 2013. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates Customer Service Champion in 2012 for the second year in a row. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.