This post brought to you by Cafe Well. All opinions are 100% mine.
Being such a internet social person I have always loved groups. I below to a few small Facebook groups that I love because I can talk to a few friends in a secure environment. When I was pregnant with the third child I found a group of girls on a pregnancy forum that were all due during the same month. I talked to them daily and we even threw an internet shower for all of us with games and all!
I just heard of an excellent social media network called Cafe Well. What is Cafe Well you may be wondering?
Caféwell was created to provide a safe, secure and anonymous health care destination that connects you with other people who share your health care interests and needs. Caféwell is the only destination that exists for one reason “health.” The Caféwell Community is there to address your needs, from chronic condition support, to healthy lifestyle tips and challenges. CaféWell understands how complex and difficult the health care system is to navigate. We make it easy to get the health information you need, when and where you want it.
Health forums are not new there is a forum for everything weight loss, pregnancy, loss, etc. However one feature I found rather intriguing is the Race to the Moon. Race to the Moon sponsored by HealthAmerica and hosted by Cafe Well is a program that rewards you for walking/running. Really? Win prizes for getting healthy? Sign me up!
Race to the Moon aims to get members more fit and active by walking or running through offering free wireless pedometers which tracks their steps and rewards them for milestones and total steps. AND the program actually works and gets their members more active! Many companies offer wellness programs, but do these programs really work? Race to the Moon does. In just under a month, the program has participants who have walked over 50 MILLION steps, and average 2.5 million steps a day.
Race to the Moon is open to most HealthAmerica members and their families.
Have you ever thought about starting your own challenge with your friends, family or co-workers? It seems that often in January this is a common practice in some companies. My group of people at my mothers work usually get together and challenge each other to loss weight. What I would love to see is a fitness challenge. Don’t get me wrong many of us think about losing weight. However I would love to see people focusing on fitness and letting the weight loss come off by default.
So what type of challenge would you like to start?