diet app

By Laura Lovett November 24, 2017
Eating healthily is a major issue for many Americans, especially during the holiday season. Only one in 10 adults meets the federal fruit and vegetable requirement, according to a study published last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly. More than one-third of adults in the United States have obesity, which can cause heart disease, stroke and...
By Dave Muoio September 28, 2017
A mobile hypertension prevention program (HPP) delivered through Noom’s mobile health coaching service appears to significantly benefit users with consistently high blood pressure, according to a study conducted by the company and recently published in the Journal of Human Hypertension. In fact, greater engagement with the HPP resulted in even higher reductions in weight and blood pressure,...
By Brian Dolan June 16, 2016
If you had followed direct-to-consumer nutrition coaching startup Rise Health from its founding in 2013, it wouldn't surprise you that the company would end up being acquired by a primary care provider. That's because the company was founded to solve a healthcare problem, Rise Co-founder and CEO Suneel Gupta explained to the audience at the MobiHealthNews 2016 event in San Francisco last week....
By Aditi Pai February 25, 2015
Humana has partnered with Weight Watchers to integrate the weight loss program into various services for members, including its HumanaVitality wellness platform. Humana will make the program available to its members in qualified employer-sponsored health plans. “We want to help employers find effective ways to battle obesity, improve the overall wellness of their employees and create healthy...
By Aditi Pai May 28, 2014
Stamford, Connecticut-based Walker Health Labs launched an app this week, called foodtweeks, that focuses on tweaking a user's daily meals so that they eat healthier. “Eight hundred million times a day in America, weight-conscious individuals ‘tweek’ their food by making small changes that remove unwanted calories,” foodtweeks founder Jay Walker, who previously founded Priceline and also owns ...
By Jonah Comstock April 10, 2014
Online fitness and weight loss community SparkPeople has made its app Diet and Food Tracker (now known as SparkPeople Calorie Counter and Weight Loss) free once more. For about the past two years it has been $3.99, but it was free from 2009 to 2012. The move signals a shift in thinking from web-first to mobile-first for the company, according to Chief Operating Officer Dave Heilmann. "From a...
By Aditi Pai October 21, 2013
A guided weight loss program, such as Weight Watchers, may be more effective than the self-help approach, according to a study conducted by Baylor College of Medicine and sponsored by Weight Watchers. The self-help group was given a set of resources online to read about and then encouraged to lose weight based solely on that library of information. The study of 292 overweight and obese adults,...
By Aditi Pai August 26, 2013
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released a health app last week for residents to use while cooking. The city reports 60 percent of adults and 40 percent of children are obese or overweight. “Many people want to count calories as a way to avoid gaining weight, but they have no way of knowing how many calories are in restaurant food or even food they prepare themselves,”...