Evidence-based science is the foundation of our program and is critical to its long-term success. But we don’t want our members focusing on the science; we want them focusing on getting active in a way that suits them best. We incorporate the proven science from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) about weekly activity requirements and health benefits into program milestones, messages, and engagement models – all so that members don't have to wonder if they're getting enough physical activity to be healthy.
Milestones built into the program assure members that as long as these targets are met or exceeded, they are getting the right amount of activity, as well as tracking and impacting the right biometrics, to be healthy in the long-term. Daily step counts, HealthMiles allocations, activity widgets, monthly promotions and targeted messages all serve as friendly and engaging reminders about how much activity they need.
Our Reward Levels are designed to reinforce the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended activity levels as well. At Level 3 and beyond, employees are considered to be "active" individuals and are poised to reap long-term health benefits.
In designing our programs, we are assisted by leading experts in the fields of physical activity, exercise science, health behavior, health promotion, psychology, and epidemiology. As our Science Advisory Board, they oversee the ongoing development of our programs, ensuring we feature the most up-to-date scientific research.