a new version of eat move sleep and the welbe app
By tom rath in Culture and Editor Picks
We are living in a remarkable era when it comes to medical research and wearable technologies that have the potential to improve our health. Every single day, I read new research about specific actions we can take to be healthier and have more energy. With all of the information that emerges come opportunities for us to make better choices. However, the sheer volume of new research can also be confusing and overwhelming.
With this in mind, I’ve updated and published a new edition of Eat Move Sleep with the latest findings relevant to these three core elements of health. And, as we spend so much of our time at work, this new edition also includes guidance on creating a culture of health and well-being in our organizations.
While it is always tempting to write more, as some people associate this with additional value, this time I tried to do the opposite. Instead, this second edition covers the same concepts and more in about 75 percent of the time it took to read the first edition.
Most important, this new edition is now paired with a revolutionary app called Welbe to help you track the way you eat, move, and sleep in real time. Over the last few years, countless wearable devices have emerged to help us track your health and behaviors. Yet one huge challenge is the fact that most of these devices specialize in one area and thus make it difficult to track your overall health and well-being.
This is why the Welbe app is designed to integrate your data from multiple health and wearable technologies (e.g., Fitbit, Garmin, Jawbone, Myfitnesspal, Runkeeper) and platforms (e.g., iOS, Android) to provide customized information and advice for improving your well-being. The app will also allow you to compare your health and well-being with that of your friends, even if they are using different devices, apps, and platforms.
My team has worked with the developers of the Welbe app for the last year to build many of the ideas in this book into the app. Our aim was to help readers integrate these concepts with your personalized health tracking information. We also wanted to enable you to share Welbe with friends and family members beyond the workplace, so you can connect with the social circles that give you the most motivation.
As you set new well-being goals for yourself, I encourage you to read this new edition and visit eatmovesleep.com to register for and download the Welbe app. Then share this free application with friends who are using any of these apps and devices, to bring the conversation about health and well-being into your social network.