Navigation Links
MiLife Proven to Boost Vitality of Unilever Employees Using Smart Affordable Technology
Date:1/21/2009

BEDFORD, England, January 21 /PRNewswire/ -- MiLife Coaching Limited announces the publication of their third trial of their biometric and online physical activity and weight management coaching system to boost employee health and productivity in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

MiLife is an automated, highly-personalised web and device based weight loss and physical activity management system. It incorporates biofeedback and the revolutionary adaptive behaviour change component - the Idapt(TM) engine.

According to the World Health Organization, 1.6 billion adults globally are overweight and at least 400 million are obese. WHO projects that by 2015, 2.3 billion adults will be overweight and over 700 million obese. As a result the healthcare costs for companies and governments from increasing incidents of diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease will be staggering.

"This trial has shown remarkable results in terms of user engagement and efficacy," said Ciaran McCourt, CEO, MiLife (previously CEO eDiets (NASDAQ: DIET)); founder of eDiets Europe). "No other technology engages and motivates users to get more active and to lose weight with such success. We have shown 84% of the 211 employees lost weight in the first 3 months, with around a quarter losing a clinically significant 5% of body weight. Mean physical activity (moderate-high) was 173 minutes, which is highly significant in terms of health benefits. Overweight users using the program (BMI 25+) had an average weight loss of 3.7 kg (8.2lb). This ranks extremely well against trials undertaken on other commercial diets and is a real breakthrough in terms of smart preventative health technology."

Even in harsh economic conditions smart companies are still investing in the health of their employees. "It is a matter of efficiency," said Chris Tomkins, CMO, MiLife. "All companies need to boost productivity off a smaller overhead. A healthy and motivated workforce can do just that. Our experience with Unilever is that clients would only spend an average of GBP9 per head across the employee population."

Professor John P. Foreyt Ph.D., Director Behavioral Medicine Research Centre, Houston, USA and has helped the USAF manage weight said, "MiLife is an engaging, evidence-based weight management tool. It has been shown to help individuals eat better, exercise more, and lose weight. Highly-recommended."

About MiLife

MiLife Coaching Limited ("MiLife") is a technology solution proven to help people achieve and maintain weight loss and increased physical activity leading to a positive impact on health. The MiLife technology is delivered through biometric devices (activity monitor and scales), an online software platform as well as hi-touch support. It uses a unique adaptive behavioural change system, which incorporates feedback from activity monitoring and weight data capture to deliver personalized and flexible nutrition, exercise, fitness and coaching plans for employee health and wellness.

For further information see http://www.milife.com

For the complete paper see http://www.jmir.org/2008/4/e56

Media Contact: Chris Tomkins, +44(0)1234-783830, enquiries@milife.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE MiLife Coaching Limited
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. PEGASYS(R) Proven Effective as Hepatitis C Treatment for Latino Patients, According to Article in The New England Journal of Medicine
2. VIDEO from Medialink and Your Baby Can Read: Early Literacy in Children ... Proven Path to Success
3. New Survey Shows Continued Progress in Reducing Youth Smoking; Congress, States Can Accelerate Declines by Implementing Proven Solutions
4. OCuSOFT(R) Lid Scrub(TM) PLUS Proven to Kill Demodex Mites
5. TomoTherapy Names Rafael Vaello Vice President of Global Sales : Former Philips Healthcare executive brings proven sales experience in oncology, imaging industries
6. CDC Reports Drop in Adult Smoking, But Death Toll and Health Costs Are Still Growing; Congress, States Should Implement Proven Solutions
7. Health Management Corporation Incorporates Clinically Proven Care Diabetes Management Program With Programming From dLife
8. Chronic Acne Sufferer Finds a New Scientifically Proven Way to Permanently Clear Skin in 3 Days
9. Medifast Program Combined with Appetite Suppressants Proven to Yield Double the Weight Loss Compared to Suppressants Alone
10. Global Med Technologies(R) Announces U.S. Release of Proven Tissue and Cellular Therapy Product
11. PTB testing method for finger ring dosemeters has proven its effectiveness
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/11/2016)... , ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... healthcare industry, ranked among the top five firms in the “2015/2016 Best in ... Implementation Support and Staffing. KLAS is a research and insights firm on a ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... FL (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... and advocates will discuss how to improve care by making data on heart ... heart disease. The Summit on Transparency and Public Reporting of Pediatric and Congenital ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... , ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... and Reconstructive Surgery, Dallas plastic surgeon , Dr. Rod J. Rohrich, and ... surgery . Dr. Rohrich outlines recommendations for rhinoplasty surgeons when addressing this vital ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... clinical decision support technology, with highly adaptable algorithms, has been updated to help ... has signs and symptoms consistent with Zikas and a travel history to affected ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... "What holds you ... Ray Clarke poses a question as a challenge for his readers to examine ... in the Being" (published by Partridge Singapore), Clarke explores the subject with more ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... Feb. 11, 2016   Health 2.0 , the ... health technologies, announced today " 10 Year Global Retrospective ... tech over the past ten years.   ... decade, Health 2.0 has served as the preeminent thought-leader ... with thousands of technologies, companies, innovators, and patient-activists through ...
(Date:2/11/2016)...  AfterPill.com is reporting that this week,s Centers for ... women who are at risk of unintended pregnancy impacts ... raises the risks of unprotected sex in particular.  ... to the Guttmacher Institute, there are 43 million women ... who have sex without the intention of becoming pregnant.  ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... Transformational M&A achieved through NPS and ... --> Transformational M&A achieved through NPS and Dyax acquisitions ... Transformational M&A achieved through NPS and Dyax acquisitions and ... future growth with most robust pipeline in Shire , ... growth with most robust pipeline in Shire , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: