Healthy Rewards

SS Member Image By DailyGrommet 07.23.10
Healthy Rewards
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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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  • schlieffenska By schlieffenska
    03.27.11  

    What an incredible idea! Even though I'm very motivated to lose weight, this would definitely encourage me to do more! I'm absolutely going to get one of these. If it works, I'll recommend it to everyone I know.

  • krsmith1 By krsmith1
    10.05.10  

    I think this sounds great, as an obsese youth myself I would be interested in trying this with my daughter.

  • Broax523 By Broax523
    09.08.10  

    This sounds great - I plan on getting one for myself to try out before getting one for the kids.

  • MyEmptyCanvas By MyEmptyCanvas
    08.11.10  

    Seems worth trying, at least

  • jameslicex0 By jameslicex0
    08.03.10  

    What a great idea!! I would definatly try this and encourage friends and family to do so as well.

  • AParman By AParman
    08.01.10  

    WOULD LOVE TO TRY THIS!!

  • janannemd By janannemd
    07.30.10  

    Love this idea! Can an adult use it as well?

  • oldbag By oldbag
    07.29.10  

    Where do you get this? My daughter is needing more exercise per her pediatrician and her cholesterol is borderline to being high. She is physically active but apparently not enough in conjunction to her love of desserts. I would be thrilled to try this out on her. Is it available on the market yet?

  • jlindseyc By jlindseyc
    07.28.10  

    very inventive and affordable

  • jesshod By jesshod
    07.24.10  

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

  • kaykoa By kaykoa
    07.24.10  

    INSTERING WOULD LOVE TO TRY

  • joy9281 By joy9281
    07.24.10  

    Interesting

  • silhouette74 By silhouette74
    07.23.10  

    Very interesting....hmmm

  • jmbeil By jmbeil
    07.23.10  

    Interesting nconcept

  • thegreenroom By thegreenroom
    07.23.10  

    Wow! How can i get it?

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