Cafe Well is a social network that offers corporations wellness programs that actually work.
This social network provides many features to encourage you to get well and stay well. Some of the features you can find on Café Well are discussion groups, expert advice, and some fun challenges.
One such fun challenge is the Race To The Moon for HealthAmerica members. This program provides free wireless pedometers to participants to track their steps. They are rewarded for meeting milestones and for their total steps.
This program actually works because people can see their progress and they get rewarded for it! People in the program are choosing to get up and take a walk instead of more sedentary activities.
Part of the reason for it’s success is the social networking. Members get support from other members which includes encouragement and advice.
Members can also challenge other members to reach a certain goal. Goals can be to lose weight, to work out a certain number of times a week, or even just to walk a certain number of steps.
Competing with and being answerable to friends would make it a lot more fun. I would challenge my friends to lose 30 lbs in the next 3 months. Knowing my friends are involved as well would make me much more likely to stick to it.