YOU-app with Jamie Oliver Review: Self-help one ‘micro-action’ at a time
The Naked Chef branches it into health living as well as healthy eating with new YOU-app
At the start of 2015, many of us will have made New Year’s resolutions. But with a chunk of the year already gone, how many have fallen by the wayside? It’s a fair bet that very few, if any, remain which is why the You-app – in its attempt to encourage people to make small alterations – may well be on to something.
Created in partnership with chef Jamie Oliver, the You-app wants users to perform one ‘micro-action’ each day, an approach the developers say is scientifically proven to help enrich your life and make you more aware of your surroundings. To that end, none of the simple tasks should take much more than a minute to complete. They typically entail you snapping a photo of something, be it someone who makes you happy or a meal in which half the food is a healthy green.
In its instructions, the app is encouraging. Oliver explains the benefit of each task in a chatty, personal style. The photos can be shared on the app’s social network and fellow users can ‘like’ them. And while it is all very twee in approach and appearance, the app’s sugary sweet wrapping is part of the attraction. For this app is easy on the eye, simple to navigate and is, in many ways, the perfect lazy person’s approach to life-change.
We all need a nudge to make positive changes to our lives and You-app may have hit the right formula.
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