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Weight & Activity Monitoring Prove That Data is Key to Weight Loss for Retrofit Clients: Participation and Real-time Tracking Increases Corporate Weight Loss
Date:8/6/2013

ofit Advisory Board Member Brad Saks, Psy.D., said, “Our finding, that clients who weighed themselves the most frequently also lost the greatest amount of weight, has been replicated in a very large and influential set of studies headed in part by Retrofit Scientific Advisory Board member James Hill, Ph.D., from the University of Colorado. Along with Rena Wing, Ph.D., of Brown University, the National Weight Control Registry has tracked over 10,000 individuals who have lost and maintained significant amounts of weight. One of the most robust findings from their research indicates, similar to our most recent findings, that 75% of successful weight losers and maintainers weighed themselves at least once a week.

“Retrofit client data tracked in real-time over a 12-month time period supports this study that illustrates ample evidence for the consistent and significant positive relationship between a self-monitoring diet, physical activity, and successful outcomes related to weight management,” Hanson said.

The Retrofit weight loss program leverages the latest in wireless fitness trackers and wi-fi scales to provide data to expert wellness teams, which teach behavior change to both individuals and corporations interested in creating a culture of health and reducing healthcare costs. The combination of technology, accountability and support has proved successful. More than 90% of Retrofit clients are losing weight.

“Corporations face the challenge of accurately collecting, tracking, and analyzing data regarding employee health and wellness,” Hyman said. “Retrofit is a game-changer in the corporate weight loss industry. Companies now have an answer for how to measure employee activity and increase productivity in the workplace.”

The Retrofit program delivers remarkable res
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