Posts filed under: Obesity Research

incentaHEALTH Program Found to Significantly Reduce Community-Wide Cases of Obesity Related Illnesses, Saving $47.3 Million in Medical Costs

A recent study assessed the lifetime health and economic impact of a scalable community weight loss program for overweight and obese adults. The study evaluated more than 30,000 at-risk adults who were participants of the Weigh and Win program, comparing...
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Study Published by Journal of General Internal Medicine Finds 71 Percent of Engaged Participants Lost Weight Using incentaHEALTH’s State-of-the-Art Weight Management Program

(Download the full study at www.incentaHEALTH.com/research.) Of the more than 40,000 people who participated in a cash-incented, technology-based weight loss program, an impressive 71 percent of engaged participants lost weight, according to a recent study published in the Journal of...
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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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