Category: Case Studies

Reducing Health Care Costs with a Healthy Workforce

With health care costs constantly on the rise, there is an increasing interest in workplace health initiatives that are designed to help employees improve their health and well being, while also helping reduce health care costs. There are a large number of health issues that affects today’s work place, with obesity being one of the biggest [...]
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Mayo Clinic: “Money talks when it comes to losing weight”

A recent study has found more evidence that rewarding individuals for losing weight improves outcomes in weight management programs.  Researchers at the Mayo Clinic offered cash incentives to a group of participants if they were able to succeed at losing a target of 4 pounds per month. According to the researchers the results for the incentive [...]
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Tracking how little we move

Fitbit Zip Smart Pedometer The Wall Street Journal has a nice story on the rise in popularity of smart pedometers and activity trackers like the Fitbit and Nike Fuel Band.  I think we often think that we move more than we really do (the article states that the average person takes 5,117 steps per day).  I have found [...]
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A peek inside Google’s new healthier cafeteria

Google has done some neat analysis on how its employees use the free cafeteria's.  Based on the findings, they have made some neat tweaks to how they present their food.  Take a look at the results in this article from Fast Company. Fast Company article on Google's cafeteria overhaul    
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Kaiser Permanente and incentaHEALTH Team Up to Reduce Obesity

The AP did a nice story about our obesity prevention program with Kaiser Permanente.  We have just finished our first year running the program in Colorado and we've already attracted over 18,000 participants.  And those participants have lost over 40,000 pounds.  In this video you'll meet one of the participants who describes her journey toward better [...]
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Americans eat 570 more calories per day compared to the 1970s

According to new research, Americans are eating significantly more each day than we did back in the 1970s.  The findings arose from analyzing data from food surveys conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention between 1977 and 2006. When it comes to managing your weight, 570 calories is [...]
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