But how often do we talk about a much more important concept: our health? And how often, if ever, has a conversation around our health been correlated to currency?
Introducing Wellcoin: self-deemed "the world's first healthy currency." Here's how it works: for every healthy activity you engage in - whether it be sleeping more than 7 hours a night (tough, I know), socializing with your girls (do drinks count?), or making a healthy food choice - you will gain a certain amount of Wellcoins. Although you might not able to cash these in for real money, you can cash them in for real healthy living rewards, like a workout class. So instead of paying you for your hard work, Wellcoin pays you with an experience that will continue to better you on your quest for optimal health.
Here's the thing: you have to prove that you actually engaged in the activity - through a photo or Instagram post. After all, they can't just be giving away these Wellcoins for free! Take sleeping for 7+ hours, for instance. If you use FitBit to track your healthy living activity, you can screenshot an image proving your healthy sleep cycles from the previous night and upload it to your activity feed.
Pretty sweet, right? I don't know about all of you, but I'm digging this idea so much that I just signed up. Looking at the activity feed, it sort of reminds me of the health community activity that already exists on Instagram - except that it's tracking measurable lifestyle choices!
To sign up, simply visit the app or the website on your desktop.
If you're about to sign up, or have used this app before, let me know in the comments or shoot me [Christina] an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Wednesday! Love ya'll!