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Lucky for you, there are incentives for everything – even healthy eating and exercise. We’re not talking about the benefits that your body experiences after a grueling workout or how your overall health improves when you change your diet. By using the free Wellcoin app, you simply take pictures of your healthy meals, your workout class, or any form of fitspiration, and you will accumulate points that will give you gift cards, food, clothes, and other products.
Wellcoin was launched at the end of July for members to report and verify healthy activities and earn Wellcoins in exchange for their efforts. Earning a certain amount of Wellcoins allows members to shop at the app’s online marketplace, which offers goods and services from Skechers, DICK'S Sporting Goods, Pure Barre, Whole Foods Market, and more premier local fitness partners and vendors.
"Wellcoin was founded on the premise that rewarding people for easy-to-adopt, positive behaviors can help create lasting lifestyle changes," said Glenn Laffel, MD, PhD, a Wellcoin Founder and a former attending physician in the cardiac transplantation program at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. "Our members are inspired by the fantastic rewards in our Marketplace, and also by our community and the support it provides."
Wellcoin is termed the World’s First Health Currency because it inspires people to live a healthier life by verifying what other people eat and do, and then incorporating these healthy habits into their lives. By living a healthy lifestyle, Wellcoin users can earn points and get paid to eat healthy, exercise, and adopt a healthy lifestyle.