Apps to help you keep your promises

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At the start of 2013, you’ve probably had some ideas about the changes you want to make to your life.

These targets are our own little bids for fresh starts.

However, whether we want to quit smoking, excel at work or be a little lighter on the scales, the problem always remains: how do we keep these vows?

Rest assured that whatever it is you want to achieve, there is more than likely an app for that.

Let’s take a look at two of the best ones out there.

Quit FullStop app

If you’re looking to quit smoking and need a little help keeping your resolve, this new Facebook app from leading quit smoking resource quitfullstop.co.uk is perfect.

It allows you to log the date that you stopped – which it then uses to update other users, and of course, your Facebook friends.

It will update every time you hit a milestone, and it’s designed so you can track your success. It also gives you handy pieces of advice and facts along the way – all of which are designed to keep you motivated. It’ll keep you updated on the rewards you’ll reap for becoming smoke-free – for example, after 24 hours, it lets you know that your blood pressure and pulse rate has returned to normal; after 48 hours you learn that your sense of taste and smell will also start to recover.

Lose It

The key to resolution success is information – the right information. When you’re trying to lose weight, eating healthily can be tough, particularly when you’re faced with reams of confusing and often conflicting information about calories this and e-numbers that.

But, Lose It (availabe on Android, iOS, Nook, Kindle, and the Web) is a great app for those who want to shape up.

This intelligent application will track your weekly calorie intake and the ratio of carbohydrates to proteins or fats.

It can also be integrated with your social networks, so you’ll be able to share your success and encourage others to join you on your health drive. The clever guys behind it have ensured that inputting your data isn’t a tedious process.

They’ve streamlined it so you can upload parts of restaurant menus, and it boasts a full database of foods and ingredients already, so most of it is already there. – The Independent


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