Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Healthper’s Innovation Paves the Way for Total Wellness

Healthper’s Innovation Paves the Way for Total Wellness

Healthper, Inc., a fast rising social game-based health engagement platform is changing how people manage total health and wellness. Healthper has created a fun and engaging application that is designed to take the “work” out of health reporting. They are quickly gaining momentum amid a growing user base and health provider community.

Healthper is revolutionizing how people report and manage health. The site offers multiple health engagements that run the gamut from tracking daily activity, water intake and sleep patterns, to a free smoking cessation program. New health games are added monthly and address some of the most significant problems the U.S. population faces today. “Healthper’s goal is to help members obtain greater well-being through fun, personalized and rewarding steps” said Narinder Makin, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Healthper. “With the addition of our mobile application, there are no excuses. Simply download the app to your phone and check-in daily. It’s effortless!” Healthper’s application is currently available in the iTunes App Store and on Google Play.
To further emphasize the role Healthper can play in the quest for better health, they have recently introduced detailed monthly reporting that informs members of their engagement score including goal progress, BMI, cholesterol and other important health factors that make up their total well-being. Additionally, helpful contextual content has been added to guide members on their journey. These tips and hints can help lead to better physical management and increased knowledge.
“Every day we learn more about the needs of our customer. As we continue to build the product, we look to satisfy the ever-changing landscape of healthcare. Combining social networking capabilities, extensive reporting and rewards with healthy gaming is just the beginning!” says Makin.
About Healthper
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:

Healthper Continues Building a Successful House of Healthy Cards

Healthper Continues Building a Successful House of Healthy Cards

Healthper is playing to win. The healthy social gaming portal is fast becoming a model for engagement and change in the workplace and at home. Healthper’s application continues to build upon its already intriguing platform, by adding new cards that create value and are designed to produce long-term results.

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.
About Healthper
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: You can also follow us on twitter @healthper

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A New Way to Track Your Total Wellness

What if your life could be made easier?  These days, life is hectic...full of daily surprises...twists...turns and often, barricades in the road.  How do we function with just 24 hours in a day?  So many of us are trying to cope with life "in the fast lane" and at the same time, not get burnt out in the process. Is that realistic?  Can you move at the speed of light every day, all day and live a healthy, completely balanced life without fail or help?  I venture to say no.  We all need a little help and Healthper can do just that. has designed a total solution to help you maintain your well being.  Are you drinking enough water?  Getting enough sleep? Eating enough fruits and vegetables? Have you spoken with your Doctor about your risk of Diabetes?  Asthma? Are you overly stressed?  You can log your exercise, activities including yoga, running, walking, running, aerobics and so much more.  And in the process, you get rewarded and can gather deals along the way.  Best of all, Healthper is designed to be about community and sharing ideas with new friends and experts.  Members can express thoughts about health, wellness and their personal experiences and enjoy conversations with Health Helpers.

Come see what the buzz is about.

Friday, February 3, 2012

The Aha! Moment

What's healthier, a hot dog with all the fixings and a side of cheese fries or a self prepared grilled chicken sandwich on a whole wheat bun with ketchup, lettuce and tomato?  I think we can figure this one out without any help from a nutritionist.  But, what would it take to make you CHOOSE the grilled chicken?  How about a video of how a hot dog is made?  Or maybe a side-by-side of the nutritional values associated with each meal?  Either way, the choice is yours.

I can remember my Aha! moment.  I wasn't much of a salad eater.  If it was green, I figured it had a fungus.  Try something new?  Never!  I thought people who drank water throughout the day were "boring".  I saw them as tree huggers.  Then I met someone who showed me how to incorporate some of the foods I already liked into my diet, and avoid getting bored.  Additionally, he showed me that those same foods have complimentary foods that look and taste similar and could stand a second look.  He made it a point to allow me to go slow with these new foods.  Be conscience about the choices I was making and I would start to see changes in my energy, mood and overall lifestyle.  After a while, I felt in control.  I felt like I was making decisions based on what my body was craving, and my body was craving healthy items.  Drinking down a glass of water helped me to feel rejuvenated!

I guess the point is...reaching our Aha! moment can happen at any time.  Meeting someone that has the knowledge to guide you, feeling unhealthy and wanting a change, a Doctor's advice or just knowing it's time to make better choices, for you.  Whatever gets you there, stick with it.  Take it slow if need be, and remember that making positive healthy choices will benefit you and those around you.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Which Program is Right for Me?

The Atkins Diet, The Grapefruit Diet, The Cookie Diet, Low Carb, High Impact, Low do we choose?  With so many diets and exercise routines "proven" to work by one renowned fitness professional after the next, it can all get very confusing. How do you choose "your" perfect healthy living plan?

The answer could be a tricky one at best.  I read article after article by some of the most interesting and "in-shape" wellness gurus in the world today.  I know its not easy to determine who's right and who is just spouting the fad of the week.  What makes this diet or workout plan better than the other?  Ultimately, it's about your body and the way it responds.  Trial and error.  Our bodies need nutritious food and lots of water to remain healthy, but what they do not need is trans fat and other man made chemicals.  Common sense would dictate that eating a diet high in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, water and getting at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week of exercise will keep you fit. However, some of us need more rigorous exercise to tone and shape our bodies.  Additionally, its never that easy to refrain from the "fun" foods like pizza, french fries and chips.

So let's start being realistic about getting in shape and how exactly that might happen for each of us.  First and foremost, talk to your Doctor.  How much weight do you need to lose?  Get some perspective on a real number. Discuss how you can be healthy and stay on the right track.  We can all benefit from the knowledge our medical professionals possess.  Discuss your options together.  Are you willing to dedicate time to your body and mind?  And finally, what does he or she suggest for you?  Should you talk to a fitness professional about your goal weight and how to achieve that number?  And never, ever take any dangerous supplements to speed up the process.  

Determining what program is right for you can be a frustrating process.  You can help by learning about your own body and how it responds to diet and exercise.  There is no cure all, but hard work, dedication and figuring out what works for you, can push you to your goal.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Healthper's January News-Motivation and Rejuvenation

Dear Healthper Members and Friends:

As we move into 2012, Healthper is poised to take some very exciting steps!  January is a month of renewal.  We here at Healthper feel the sense of motivation and rejuvenation that a new year brings.  What positive changes can we bring to your daily life?  How can we keep our members advancing in the quest for better health?  Below, we offer you an opportunity to learn more about our services, social networking and exciting product updates:

  • Facebook - LIKE US on Facebook!  Tell your Friends and suggest Healthper to others
  • Google+ - Join our Circle at Google+
  • Twitter - Follow Healthper on Twitter @healthper
  • Chrome Web Store - The Healthper application is available on Chrome
  • RSS Feed - Subscribe to our RSS FEED
  • Mobile App - Our Mobile Application is coming....launching in late January.  Stay tuned for more information.....
  • Creating Goals at Healthper - Healthper helps you create, track and manage your goals at  Healthper will remind you of your progress on a daily basis so that you can achieve a healthier lifestyle

As always, we love to hear from our members!  Log your daily activities at and let's get healthy together!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Making Plans and Completing Tasks

So many of us make plans that don't always come to fruition (this is no surprise). However, there are various ways to stop this cycle of non-commitment and start learning how to make a plan and follow through with it.

Most of us, if not all of us, practice this in our daily life with our work.  We come to work, we are assigned tasks, and we complete those tasks.  If we don't, this could mean that we fall behind and ultimately could end up losing our source of income.  You learn how to manage your daily responsibilities because you WANT to be successful.  We want to receive accolades for the work we produce.  Its almost a "need" to receive praise from our supervisor.  The same can be attributed to the achievements in our personal life.

Clearly, at times we put too much on our plates and end up losing sight.  A plan should be something that is measurable and attainable, for YOU.  Look at the variables in your life.  Allow yourself to ease into the new plan, but remember that you have set your sights on an outcome.  There is nothing more exhilarating than making it to the end of your "to-do" list.  In this case, your "to-do" list is about you and how to become more involved in your health and well being.  Additionally the well being of your family.

Here's an idea for today - Set up a goal at  Give yourself no more than 14 days to complete this goal.  Make it something easy to start.  For example, try removing any sugar cereals from your kids (and your) diet and replace it with whole grain cereal with and/or low fat yogurt and fresh fruit.  Measure how your family feels in 2 weeks and Log it at  We look forward to hearing from you!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Stop Sabotaging Me!

Sometimes the one or (ones) we love are our biggest enemies in the fight against fat!  My Mother used to tell me that whenever she went on a diet, my Father would inevitably bring home her favorite type of chocolate dessert in an effort to derail her fitness plans.  Why you ask?  Because basic human behavior comes into play when our mate is about to start "looking better".  Now some of you may not agree with this assessment, but let's really think about it for a minute.  Be honest.  If you haven't exhibited this type of behavior before, you have wanted to. It's our need to keep things status quo.  But why not help our loved ones in their search for enriched living?  Can't we motivate one another to feel beautiful without feeling like we are getting left behind?  Why not join in on the healthy fun?

Start by evaluating what particular health factors you would like to change, and get on board! Join your loved one in the process.  Understand their needs and why they want to reach a certain goal or goals.  Don't sabotage their hard work by adding a negative to the mix.  Motivate. Encourage. Join.  Positive results can be obtained when we feel that we are being supported by those around us that love and care for us.  Don't order that pizza and eat it in front of them.  Offer an alternative, like cooking a healthy whole wheat pasta dinner together and making a fresh salad.  Forget the fried chicken and look for fun ways to "oven fry" your chicken and save hundreds of calories.  Your arteries will thank you!

Don't forget we all need support to get through "change".  It's never an easy road.  The more intentional roadblocks we encounter, the harder it is to see the light at the end of the path.

Monday, January 2, 2012

A New Year Means a New You?

It's the time again, when we all set out to make resolutions about losing weight, drinking less soda, alcohol, coffee, spending more time with family and friends, working less, saving more and so on and so on and so never seems to end.  But what if this year, we actually stuck to those goals?  What if you really chose to make changes that were within your reach and could spark a new, improved and balanced you?

I, for one know that I could use a little tune up in a few departments.  I have been carrying around an extra 25 lbs for some time and made every excuse NOT to clean up my act.  My Mother has been sick for 2 years, I work too much, it's cold outside, it's hot outside, I'm too tired...and that's clearly what they are....excuses!  No amount of complaining will release my body of the extra 25 pounds of Doritos and pizza I shoved into it over the past 24 months.  What will you ask?  Exercise, disciple, water, tracking, motivation, moderation, and a clear GOAL!

Setting a goal and engaging daily in the outcome of that goal will help you, and I to make it to the finish line.  Is it a difficult road? YES! But with help, we can all get there.  Learning how to become a responsible partner in your health is what WILL make you successful.  Measure your progress by not only what you have learned, but by how you have changed your behavior.  Do not set yourself up for failure by creating unrealistic expectations that can never be met.  Rely on your social network at to give you tips, tricks and advice.  Let's make goals in 2012 we can stick to!