Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) April 17, 2012
Healthper wants everyone to get excited about change! Change comes in many different forms. In this case, it’s about getting healthy and staying that way. Healthper has artfully created a platform that incorporates the social networking aspect that has become second nature to most and an intriguing gaming environment that offers tracking of multiple health factors with the ease of a card game. What’s more, Healthper continues to hone in on the most significant medical issues society currently faces.
Last week, Healthper released its most recent update to rave reviews from members and pundits alike. Included in the new “Healthdeck” were the Calorie Counter and the card that could change everything, the free smoking cessation program, the Quit Smoking card. This engagement is destined to be a clear winner in the Healthper deck. Jaime Fiorello, Director of Merchant and Strategic Partnerships at Healthper is alarmed by the most recent trends. “The overall statistics are shocking. There are over 1.1 billion smokers worldwide. 15 billion cigarettes a day are being purchased across the world. Even more offensive is the popularity smoking has gained among children ages 13 to 15 years old. Over 3,000 kids a day will pick up the habit. With all the information available, smoking continues to build a following.” Healthper is determined to make strides against this ever-present fad. What was once considered “cool” in the 1950’s, is no longer acceptable today. “There happens to be enough nicotine in 5 cigarettes to kill an average adult if ingested whole. If we can curb the appeal, we have done our job. ” says Fiorello.
For those watching their weight, the Calorie Counter is an outstanding tool to gauge daily food intake. Healthper allows members to set their target goal and input data to see if they are meeting the daily requirements necessary to sustain a healthy body weight. Additionally, it acts as a food journal so members can be cognizant of what beneficial foods or empty calories they are consuming. Although the average person may eat more than the allotted amount, often times we can starve our body if we do not eat enough or the right types of foods. The Calorie Counter helps members determine where they fit and how to create a complete diet.
Healthper is an innovative health engagement platform with solutions for the persisting challenge of convincing consumers to take charge of their health and well-being. Healthper focuses on combining health-based games and social networking to create a fun and engaging experience, leading people toward positive behavior change. Founded in 2010, Healthper is a privately held company based in Princeton, NJ. For more information, please visit: http://www.healthper.com. You can also follow us on twitter @healthper