Healthy Rewards

   By DailyGrommet  Jul 23, 2010
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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 | redding, CA
Mar 27, 2011

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 | Knightstown, IN
Oct 05, 2010

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

Broax523 by Broax523 | Plano, TX
Sep 08, 2010

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

MyEmptyCanvas by MyEmptyCanvas | KOSCIUSKO, MS
Aug 11, 2010

Seems worth trying, at least

jameslicex0 by jameslicex0 | Wayne, MI
Aug 03, 2010

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

AParman by AParman | Bedford, IA
Aug 01, 2010

WOULD LOVE TO TRY THIS!!

janannemd by janannemd | Keene, TX
Jul 30, 2010

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

oldbag by oldbag | STATEN ISLAND, NY
Jul 29, 2010

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 | LEXINGTON, KY
Jul 28, 2010

very inventive and affordable

jesshod by jesshod | San Antonio, TX
Jul 24, 2010

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

kaykoa by kaykoa | FORT WORTH, TX
Jul 24, 2010

INSTERING WOULD LOVE TO TRY

joy9281 by joy9281 | TOLEDO, OH
Jul 24, 2010

Interesting

silhouette74 by silhouette74 | ALTMAR, NY
Jul 23, 2010

Very interesting....hmmm

jmbeil by jmbeil | STERLING HTS, MI
Jul 23, 2010

Interesting nconcept

thegreenroom by thegreenroom | Dublin, CA
Jul 23, 2010

Wow! How can i get it?

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