I have always said someone should be paying me for being this healthy! Yeah, yeah it’s a gift in itself but seriously, besides the PR’s and bling, I want someone to show me the money! For all the talk about the obesity epidemic in this country, it’s about time something like Wellcoin came along. It’s part healthy lifestyle tracker, part social media hangout and part reward system. Want to learn more? Of course you do.
I first heard about Wellcoin from Nellie at Brooklyn Active Mama, where I basically hear all breaking news because the woman is on it! And, when she endorses something, I pay close attention!
JUST THE FACTS:
Wellcoin touts itself as “the world’s first health currency”
You earn “wellcoins” for almost any healthy activity you do
I love this aspect because health doesn’t just involve eating right and exercising. You can earn wellcoins for things like:
Spending time with your child
Help Someone In Need
Time with your pet
Getting 7+ Hours of Sleep
I especially love that last one because I earn the hell out of it almost every night! I also now get credit for food shopping. Genius.
Wellcoin also allows you to share on social media (of course!) and even link up your fitness trackers like Strava, RunKeeper, Fitbit and more.
Plus, all those small healthy choices you make all day really add up:
Yes you make healthy choices because you want to feel good, live longer and give your kids a good example to follow but really, who doesn’t want to get some material rewards? Feast your eyes on some of the partnerships:
Footwear, Apparel & Sports Equipment
- BeGood Clothing
- DICK’s Sporting Goods
- Sports Authority
Restuarants & Groceries
- Fresh City
- Hello Fresh
- Legal Seafoods
- Orange Leaf
- Whole Foods Market
Fitness & Wellness
- Beacon Hill Athletic Clubs
- Elements Massage
- Prana Power Yoga
- Pure Barre
- Republic Fitness
And, just to push you over the edge and have you join, use VITATRAIN (or this link) to sign up and get 250 Wellcoins to kickstart your membership!
Plus, you have to friend me because I have a pathetic four friends right now and it makes me sad to see it. Yes, I’m begging you to be my friend. #loser
[Tweet “Finally! Get rewarded for being healthy @wellcoin #ItsAboutTime #HealthCurrency”]
Tell me all your innermost thoughts about Wellcoin…
Would you use this? Why or why not?
That is really interesting and unique. What a cool concept. In this world I feel like a lot is materialistic so this would be helpful for a lot of people that need that extrinsic motivation to stay fit.
So true! I really love how the emphasis isn’t just on exercise and eating healthy but ALL the things that make a “healthy” life. Thanks Hollie!
Yessssss! Thank you for the shoutout!! I love this app so much!! Sometimes it feels like my non fit friends are tired of hearing me running (I hear this all the time) so it’s really cool to join a community that gets it!! That’s my whole next Wellcoin blogpost so I’ll stop talking now lol. It is one of my favorite apps for sure!!
Yes! That’s exactly what makes it unique and something everyone can do and be successful with. Thank you Nellie 🙂
Very cool concept! May have to check this out.
I know it’s just ‘one more thing’ but I just do it here and there and don’t think about tracking everything b/c who needs that? I love the rewards system though and getting them for things other then just exercise!
Have a great weekend…
I think it sounds like a great idea…. for me, keeping track of all these things is hard. I put my fitness pal on my phone a few years ago, and each time I do it for a week or two at most before slacking off. But for people who like to keep track of everything, a great idea…and why not get rewarded.
Like I said to Amanda (see below!) I just do it here and there so it’s not overwhelming. I already post SO many things (like you I’m sure!) so I try and just keep this manageable. The points add up fast!
Oh yeah!!! Thanks Miyagi
I’m here for you 🙂 xo
interesting! my old company had this same sort of program called “vitality” and we got to earn vitality points. i was all over it and earned enough to get a $50 amazon credit. that is honestly all i wanted for some reason, forget about the health. JUST KIDDING. but really, my husband loves this sort of stuff more than i do. i can take it or leave it but his enthusiasm is infectious. i have some days when i feel like who cares, i know i’m healthy or whatever, but then i have other days when i love having the incentives and support. it’s a roller coaster apparently haha!
I hear you and I can definitely get that way as well. Sometimes I just don’t want to track anything!! But, I try to just post here and there to Wellcoin and keep it manageable. I like using it for things other then exercise because that’s where I need more incentive! Thanks Danielle.
I’m with you on keeping up with the other stuff. Actually the idea of getting points for fun and sleep is quite awesome, I’m thinking about trying this out. After all why not get props for all the fun and sleep in my life??? LOL
Sounds interesting! I have an app that pays me for snapping pics of my receipts and submitting them, but obviously there is no social sharing. I’ll check this one out!
Really? Now THAT is interesting.
awesome! I just signed up!
What an interesting and innovative concept! There’s lots of advantages to using social media and rewards to kickstart healthy living, since sometimes all people need is a little jump start to create a habit.
Exactly! Plus, if you know you can post it and earn rewards, you’re more likely to make a healthier choice or add a few more steps, etc. Thanks Laura!
Sounds interesting. I’d definitely look into it. I mean, I’m doing it anyway… may as well get rewarded!
SIGNING UP LIKE YESTERDAY!!!!! Nellie, OHHHHHHH NELLIE! 😉
That’s right baby!
This sounds awesome. Why wouldn’t you sign up? Free stuff for just living your life practically! Checking it out!!
It really is a no brainer for chicks like us 🙂