Keep your health in check with Health Cubby

iPhone app helps keep tabs of your health by setting weekly and long-term goals, as well as the capability to connect with your diet pals.

I don't know about you, but for me, losing that gut has always been one of my New Year's resolutions. I don't mind being called fat , it's just that after Thanksgiving, Christmas, the New Year, and especially CES (tons of junk food), now when I sit down, the thing is kind of in the way.

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Generally it's pretty simple to stay in good shape: eat well, sleep enough, work out regularly, and reduce indulgences. However, easier said than done; you need some sort of enforcement or reminder mechanism.

This is why, this year, I am happy to find out about the Health Cubby app for the iPhone and the iPod Touch. It's a rather simple program that helps keep track of your lifestyle and exercise.

For those who like competition, the software even allows for the capability to connect to up to seven friends to compare your progress or keep tabs on one another.

The app's other features include:

  • Set weekly goals for weight, cardio, strength training, vice, and measurements
  • Set long-term goals for weight and measurements
  • Track the healthy levels of meals by star rating
  • Online Sync/Backup
  • Chart weight for individuals or group
  • Send and receive messages from friends
  • Weight in pounds or kilograms
  • Measurements in inches or centimeters
  • Excel compatible e-mail reports (CSV attachment)
  • Ability to store and retrieve data on next launch when the app is interrupted by a phone call

I tried out Health Cubby on my iPhone 3G and it's rather simple and fun to use. Unfortunately, it's not free but costs $5 at the Apple's AppStore. But hey, maybe you should pay that to feel like you really need to use it and start the New Year fresh.

About the author

CNET editor Dong Ngo has been involved with technology since 2000, starting with testing gadgets and writing code for CNET Labs' benchmarks. He now manages CNET San Francisco Labs, reviews 3D printers, networking/storage devices, and also writes about other topics from online security to new gadgets and how technology impacts the life of people around the world.

 

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