Will Nutrigenomics Give Us “Personalized” Nutrition?

Obesity was recently classified as a disease by the American Medical Association. Ranking 5th in global obesity, over 30% of the US adult population is considered obese.  Everyone knows the traditional pyramid of nutrition, but new studies show that an…

Moving From Sick Care to Wellcare

As shown above in 2009, I began to notice an expanding definition of health and wellness which included habit design and self-care.  Albeit slowly, I think we are beginning to see a societal shift in the importance of health and…

DIY Experiments: Mindfulness Parts 2 and 3

In my previous post, I wrote about my first experience attending a mindfulness session. Needless to say, it was a successful experiment, and keen to learn more, I returned to the Hammer to see what the subsequent mindfulness sessions would inspire. My…

Discovering How to Improve my Health at MD Revolution

I began my assessment at MDRevolution thinking I was in great shape. As a long time devotee of the Bar Method, I exercise regularly and  I am proud to have maintained my post weight watcher’s weight since college. Yet, after…

Daring to be Different While Striving to be Better at Greatist

Ever since I did my first research on Mobile Social Games for Health, I have been observing and expanding my definition of health and wellness that coincides with the broader acceptance of integrative medicine. I came to the Greatist office…

Feedback Loops and Behavior Change in Healthcare Part II

Building upon our big picture knowledge of behavior change, here are three different views on behavior change in health. How do you properly motivate people? How can you keep them engaged long term? And finally, what are the baby steps…

Feedback Loops and Behavior Change in Healthcare

In preparing my talk on “What is Working in Mobile Games and Online Patient Support” for the mHealth Summit, I asked the folks at @kairoslabs @habitdesign @ginger.io and @healthrageous for their reading recommendations on behavior change. The next few posts…

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