Need a little help sticking to your healthy goals? Luckily, there are apps for that! The catch? Most people abandon apps after just 10 uses. Which ones are worth it? Those that give you personalized feedback motivate you the most, experts say. These four have what it takes to keep you interested in getting and staying healthy.
Calorie Counter Proby MyNetDiary Record what you eat, keep track of calories and nutrients and get daily tips. Splurging at a party? This tells you how much exercise will burn off that bacon-cheese dip. Apps for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and iPad, plus a mynetdiary.com account.
Quit Smoking — Cold Turkey When you have a craving, hit "Help! I feel like smoking." It reminds you how long you've gone without smoking, gives tips for getting through the cravings (such as foods that help with withdrawal symptoms) and even shows how much money you'll save by not buying ciggies. For iPhone, iPad and iPod.
Jillian Michaels fitness motivation In addition to getting kick-ass advice from Michaels herself, you get step-by-step videos, daily calorie counter, slimming recipes, fat-burning exercises and sample meal and fitness plans for weight loss. For iPhone and iPad.
MoodKit Got the blues? Use this one, developed by two clinical psychologists, to record negative feelings and rethink the situations that caused them. You can also track your "mood-improvement" activities, like exercise or socializing. Your notes are saved in a helpful journal section. For iPhone and iPad.