In 2017, the largest contributor to health care costs are diabetes and it's precursor, which is being of above-average weight. According to the Centers for Disease Control", "Obesity currently is the second leading cause of preventable death and will soon surpass cigarette smoking, the leading cause".
Many people such as health insurers and governments at all levels are looking to help people improve their habits, and are putting incentives behind it. The Lark Coach is a revolutionary nurse-coach who chats with you and coaches you through an easy mobile app. She is free to use and comes with a FitBit and phone-connected weight scale.
Are you looking for ways to get healthier? Is it just that you want to eat better or that you want to be more active? What about sleeping better? Your partner in these things is your Lark Coach, who will be by your side 24/7 as she is for over 1 million other Americans.
If you have a body mass index of 27 or more – roughly equivalent to being over 140lbs as a female or 200lbs as an average height man, then you are at a high risk of pre-diabetes, and may even have it (86 million Americans have pre-diabetes, but only 9 million know they have it!)
If you progress from pre-diabetes to diabetes, your health will really deteriorate. You’ll have less energy and a shorter life! The Lark Coach is the most innovative thing to happen to health in years. Lark was named the most Innovative Company in the World; Apple and Google named it “Top App” and “Best of 2016” as well.
We recommend taking advantage of this like so:
Use the link below to get the "Lark Coach" app;
The app will open and you'll be prompted to indicate your basic eligibility information.
If you qualify, you'll find out and we'll activate the free health Coach + send you the FitBit, scale, and more.
As you think about your motivation, know that there are two general categories of motivation. Extrinsic motivation comes from factors in your environment, such as other people. Intrinsic motivation comes from within. External factors, such as fitting into a specific dress, tend to be more short-lived, while intrinsic factors, such as wanting to feel better each day, can keep you going for the long term.
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What you eat is one of the most important factors in controlling diabetes, so avoiding fast food may be a priority. Still, fast food is almost sure to be an occasional or regular part of life since it is so convenient and great-tasting. The good news is that eating fast food with diabetes can be healthy if you make better choices.