Websites such as Dash for Health offer low-cost online resources that encourage healthful lifestyles with voluntary behavior modification, as well as offering personalized nutrition and exercise advice, and detailed progress reports. Look to see if your employer already has a healthy lifestyle support site, and if not then ask them to start one! R.C.J.
Employers nationwide are lowering health insurance benefits to cut premium costs, but why not instead harness health IT with an online diet and exercise program to persuade your employees to lead more healthy lifestyles? Can such employer-sponsored online behavior modification programs really cut health care costs? To answer the question of whether employer-sponsored online health IT can lower the health-benefit costs to employers, Boston University researchers designed the "Dash for Health" program—an online nutrition and exercise behavior-modification program. Smarter alternatives like Dash for Health offer low-cost online resources that can encourage healthful lifestyles with voluntary behavior modification—basically Websites that encourage exercise, proper diet and preventative measures like regular checkups and adherence to treatment regimes.