Our goal is to help as many people as possible achieve weight loss, better fitness, improved metabolic performance and better overall health
Los Angeles (PRWEB) January 11, 2016
YouPlus Health, a science-driven mobile health coaching platform, today announced the results of a 12-week user study. The peer-reviewed study, recently published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) mHealth and uHealth, found that users of YouPlus Health’s mobile app experienced significant reductions in body weight, waist circumference, and both systolic and diastolic blood pressures, while attaining significant increases in HDL and VO2 max.
Participants completed a small number of simple baseline questions within the application and received digital, personalized feedback throughout the program. Results from this study show that YouPlus Health has the potential to significantly help users become healthier. The results include:
● Mean weight loss of 13.5 lbs., which represented 7.3 percent of baseline (P<.005)
● Mean waist circumference was reduced by 7.2 cm or 6.6 percent of baseline (P<.005)
● Systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure measures were significantly lower
● Mean SBP fell 18.6 mmHg (P<.005) and mean DBP declined 6.4 mmHg (P<.005)
● VO2 max increased by an average of 3.13 ml/kg/min from baseline to study end (P<.005)
● HDL levels increased significantly by 4.0 mg/dL from baseline to end-of-study (P=.04)
Obesity, including metabolic syndrome, is among the most crucial health issues facing the United States, and new technologies appear to be a promising way to address this issue. Although the number of mobile lifestyle guidance applications is expanding rapidly, there are few evidence-based applications out there. YouPlus Health’s point of differentiation is that it is physician-designed, rooted in science and based on best medical practices. The YouPlus mobile health program goes beyond tracking and monitoring behavior. It provides adaptive, consultative coaching on fitness, nutrition and sleep.
“As a practicing physician, I realized there were not any mobile health applications that I felt comfortable recommending to my patients. I teamed up with a group of world-class physicians, psychologists and MIT-trained computer scientists to design a health and fitness application that would actually get my patients the results they were looking for,” said Steven Willey, MD and Chief Scientist of YouPlus Health. “I am excited that this application, which is based on years of clinical experience, is now available to the public. Our goal is to help as many people as possible achieve weight loss, better fitness, improved metabolic performance and better overall health.”
About YouPlus Health
The YouPlus Health app is a mobile health solution that enables healthy behaviors. It integrates the expertise of a wide circle of physicians, data engineers and behavioral scientists, for comprehensive, easy-to-follow guidance that adapts to users’ behavior.
The YouPlus system enables the interconnection of Fitness, Nutrition and Sleep, acting as a handy personal trainer, nutritionist and sleep specialist in one easy-to-use app. It incorporates behavioral and gaming techniques to sustain usage for long-lasting lifestyle improvements.