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Health & Families

Weekly iPhone apps selection: Set and achieve your New Year's goals

Set, track and achieve your New Year's goals with this week's selection of iPhone apps.

Lose It!
Track your weight loss or gain goals with this calorie-tracking app. Lose It! is a straight-forward app that helps you keep an eye on what you put into your body and how much exercise you do each day. New social media feature enabled users to earn badges for achieving goals and to share their progress, custom recipes or exercises with their Lose It! friends - think of it as a social network for weight loss.
Price: free

NikeWomen Training Club
NikeWomen Training Club is a training app that puts your own personal trainer in your pocket. Complete with 60 custom-built workouts, the app provides audio and visual guidance plus on-demand instructions from a Nike Pro Trainer. Users can choose from 30 or 45 minute full-body workouts or target specific areas of their body with the 15 minute workouts. There are also set-by-step instructions and videos that help you correctly complete each exercise.
Price: free

Get motivated and stay fit with FitFu, an exercise tracking app that has its own social network. FitFu turns fitness into a fun game and reminds people who sit at their desk all day to get active. It uses your iPhone or iPod Touch's accelerometer to count the number of reps you complete, lets you set workout reminders, provides helpful exercise animations to make sure you are completing the eight different activities correctly, tracks your progress and throws in a little bit of friendly competition for that extra bit of motivation.
Price: $0.99

DailyBurn - Calorie, Workout, and Fitness Companion
The DailyBurn application is a spin-off of the popular diet and fitness-tracking website of the same name. Users can search and enter in their food intake from over 350,000 foods - which includes the USDA database, major restaurant chains and many common food products. Favorite foods can be saved for easy entry. Users can also access and subscribe to daily workouts that are hosted on the DailyBurn.com site. The application can be used without an internet connection and facilitates easy syncing with the DailyBurn website.
Price: free

Stress Free with Deepak Chopra
Stress Free with Deepak Chopra is a six week interactive program that helps users to manage their stress levels and provides tools to eliminate stress with exercises for the mind, body and soul.
Price: $1.99

MindNode is a mind-mapping application that helps you collect your thoughts and organize your life. The app can be used for various tasks such as to-do lists, planning, research and project management.
Price: $5.99

My Stop Smoking Coach with Allen Carr
Trying to quit smoking is always difficult, but My Stop Smoking Coach with Allen Carr can definitely give you a push in the right direction. The application uses interactive games and personalized coaching to help smokers overcome their habit.
Price: $2.99