DENVER –incentaHEALTH’s Weigh and Win program has been paying Colorado residents to lose weight since 2011 and this week the program announced they have surpassed 90,000 enrollments and more than 300,000 pounds lost.
The program has more than 100 kiosk locations across the state where participants can weigh-in, sign up for nutrition and weight loss coaching and continue to track their progress every 90 days. A recent study by Virginia Tech University and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine) found that nearly three out of four participants have lost weight while utilizing Weigh and Win and similar programs offered by incentaHEALTH.
“This is an exciting milestone for Weigh and Win, as it illustrates the impact the program has made across the state,” said Lia Schoepke, Director of Civic Partnerships and Development for incentaHEALTH. “The increasing uptake and average of 1,000 enrollments per month, coupled with 71 percent of participants losing weight, shows continued need for this program not just in Colorado but across the nation.”
Weigh and Win recently entered the consumer market by introducing the Smart Scale + Visual Body Analyzer, giving participants the option to weigh-in from the comfort of their own home rather than going to a public kiosk location. The scale comes with a companion app that offers a premium coaching option, daily nutrition and exercise plans and additional coaching support. The Smart Scale + Visual Body Analyzer will officially launch this fall. The scale, like the kiosks, gives participants the chance to earn cash rewards for weight loss and healthy lifestyle changes. The average weight loss of a successful participant after one year using incentaHEALTH’s innovative program is 8 percent, or about 18 pounds.
Weigh and Win is the product of digital healthcare company incentaHEALTH and is primarily supported by Kaiser Permanente in an effort to encourage healthy eating and active living throughout Colorado.
incentaHEALTH is a digital health company with headquarters in Denver, Colorado. As a leader in measurable wellness programs, incentaHEALTH’s system is designed to help organizations and communities reduce health care costs. The program utilizes gamification by offering incentives to individuals for improving their health. incentaHEALTH helps people manage their weight through the use of interactive email and text message coaching, weigh-ins on private kiosks in corporate and community locations, and cash rewards for sustained weight loss success. The patented HEALTHspot® kiosk takes full-length digital photos and keeps a secure, cloud-based record of each participant’s weight, blood pressure and body mass index (BMI). Participants also have access to health coaches who provide live support whenever it’s needed. Organizations throughout the U.S., U.K., Puerto Rico and Singapore have implemented this health care solution for their employees and have reported significant success. Follow incentaHEALTH on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest
About Weigh and Win:
Weigh and Win utilizes verified weight loss data through patented photographed weigh-ins and provides Colorado adults with access to an effective weight management platform. With the primary focus of decreasing obesity rates, the program engages participants with rewards tied to measured results. Weigh and Win is the first program of its kind to translate an evidence-based worksite wellness program, developed by incentaHEALTH, into a community program for the general public. Colorado residents 18 and over can sign up for free at www.weighandwin.com and will receive daily coaching on healthy eating and active living via email or text message. The coaching includes tips for weight loss, weekly grocery shopping lists, daily meal plans (supplied by registered dieticians) and daily exercise routines (provided by certified personal trainers). Progress is tracked through quarterly weigh-ins at one of more than 100 community kiosk locations throughout the state. Success is rewarded with quarterly cash incentives for weight loss and maintenance, as well as monthly prize drawings for participation. (Those who begin the program at an unhealthy weight (BMI >/= 25) qualify for cash rewards.) Weigh and Win is supported by Kaiser Permanente, in partnership with additional community partners, as an effort to encourage healthy eating and active living throughout Colorado. Sign up for free at www.weighandwin.com. Weigh and Win is a product of incentaHEALTH. Follow Weigh and Win on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.