Friday, March 30, 2012

A Social Network to Help You Stay Healthy?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of CafeWell. All opinions are 100% mine.

One of the biggest problems I have with trying to stay healthy is that I tend to find I'm completely alone in my efforts, and what fun is that? Seriously, why would I want to go for a 30 minute walk every day if I have to do it by myself? It's really hard to eat healthy when everyone else is ordering a pizza. Well now you can walk away and hop onto CafeWell!

That's why I got pretty excited about getting the chance to tell you guys about CafeWell, which is a new social networking site to help you stay healthy. Like I said, it may seem like you are completely alone in your efforts, but there ARE other people out there that want to take care of their bodies, you just have to find them.

Now, the idea of "healthy minded" social networks isn't new, but CafeWell is a game changer because they are coming up with ways to make the experience truly interactive and providing plenty of ways to really bond with other, like-minded people. They have also partnered with Altius and other large health plans to bring you really fun programs and ways to connect with others (but don't worry, even if you don't have a health plan you can still join, and it's free).

One of the cool things they're doing is called Reach for the Peaks. This is a program for Altius members where you may be eligible for a free, wireless pedometer. You can upload your steps and see how you're doing compared to other people in the program. Here is a testimonial from a Reach for the Peaks participant...

"I never thought that I was competitive before. Now I am counting steps and enjoying seeing them add up. My husband was actually teasing me a little and telling me that I was competitive after all... It has been fun to encourage each other to get more steps in each day. It is also fun to see the medals add up. I don't know whose idea it was to get this program started, but it was a great one. I sure hope everyone else is enjoying this health competition to get healthy!"

Sounds pretty awesome to me. CafeWell gives you a chance to connect with healthy minded individuals, discuss and join groups for specific health issues, read articles, get advice...and did I mention the opportunity to win prizes? :) CafeWell helps you stay motivated to reach and maintain your health goals AND you can get rewarded for doing it! If that isn't enough to motivate you, I don't know what would be. :)

To join, just go to CafeWell.com and sign up. It's completely free and you have nothing to lose (except maybe a few extra pounds or some bad habits.)  :)

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