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Healthy Rewards

Ever wish your kids would magically jump off the couch, turn off the TV, and run outside to play for an hour? If so, Switch2Health can help. The company’s S2H Replay wristbands monitor physical activity, and the wearer can earn rewards ranging from a free phone ringtone to an Xbox 360.

Founders Seth Tropper and Amado Batour developed the wristbands to help combat the obesity epidemic, which stems in part from a lack of exercise, especially among children. According to a study done by the American Academy of Pediatrics, 30% of children in the U.S. are obese. Because overweight children are much more likely to become overweight adults, parents who encourage healthy habits in their children can help to prevent some serious health issues in the future.

To earn points, the wearer has to engage in physical activity for one hour. The bands check every three minutes for moderate to active motion, such as jogging, running, playing tennis, soccer, basketball, or running around at school. Each segment of activity gets recorded and counts toward the one-hour goal per day. Once that goal is reached, the band generates a unique code that you can enter into the website to accumulate points toward a reward ? such as a gift card to a major retailer, a Wii console, or an iPod.

Tom Castaldi told us about this fun, simple way to motivate children and adults to exercise. The payoff is refreshingly clear: Choose a healthy lifestyle, and you’ll reap the rewards ? physical and material.

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  • mardel By mardel
    07.23.10  

    I think it's a great idea! Our kids need all the help they can get to make physical activity fun!! Thanks

  • lockliss By lockliss
    07.23.10  

    Looks great, how much is it??

  • MARJORIE7777 By MARJORIE7777
    07.23.10  

    I would like to product test this on my kids, and my two neighbor girls. It sounds good thank you. Marjorie7777

  • DailyGrommet By DailyGrommet
    07.23.10  

    Hello from Daily Grommet! We are happy to be here at SheSpeaks! Thank you for watching our videos. The Switch2Health is a creative way to motivate activity for kids and adults. You can purchase it at our site www.Daily Grommet.com starting at $19.95.

  • thegreenroom By thegreenroom
    07.23.10  

    Wow! How can i get it?

  • jmbeil By jmbeil
    07.23.10  

    Interesting nconcept

  • silhouette74 By silhouette74
    07.23.10  

    Very interesting....hmmm

  • joy9281 By joy9281
    07.24.10  

    Interesting

  • kaykoa By kaykoa
    07.24.10  

    INSTERING WOULD LOVE TO TRY

  • jesshod By jesshod
    07.24.10  

    Sounds interesting. I would love to have my kids try this.

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