Posts filed under: Obesity Research

Notah Begay III Foundation employees eliminate intake of all sugary drinks and walk nearly 5 millions steps during incentaHEALTH 30 day challenge.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Notah Begay III Foundation Employees Set Positive Example During Native American Heritage Month  Employees Successfully Eliminate Intake of all Sugary Drinks and Walk Nearly 5 Million Steps DENVER, Dec. 17, 2015 – The Notah Begay III Foundation...
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Why do we send our participants daily text message health coaching? Because it works!

Health | Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:11pm EDT Related: Health A text message a day may keep the doctor away By Lisa Rapaport A woman uses a mobile device while working out in San Francisco, California July 21, 2015. Reuters/Robert...
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incentaHEALTH powers community weight loss platform in Colorado

In the three years since the program began, Weigh and Win has helped Coloradans lose more than 125,000 pounds and distributed $220,000 in cash rewards. Weigh and Win is a free community program for all Colorado residents that pays cash rewards for...
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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...
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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...
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One more reason to get out of your chair

The USA Today has a nice piece today on the correlation between sitting and life expectancy.  As you might have guessed, spending a lot of time sitting increases your risk.  In the study, scientists found that if you reduced your...
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Health Task Force encourages doctors to screen for obesity, and urge patients to lose weight

The U.S. Preventive Services Task force on Monday released a new report urging physicians to take a more active role in addressing the obesity epidemic in the United States.  According to the new guidelines, doctors are encouraged to screen for...
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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...
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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...
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NPR Series of Obesity in America

NPR is running a fascinating series on obesity in America.  There are a number of stories on the social, medical and economic impacts of obesity.  One of the items they have is an infographic showing some eye-opening trends related to...
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