Let’s face it…most of us could stand to be a little healthier than we are currently. We tell ourselves we are going to eat better, get more sleep, and exercise several times a week. Maybe we actually do all of these things for a week or two, but then we just “don’t have time” or work is too “crazy right now” or one of the millions of other excuses we use to avoid following through. So, what if you got paid to exercise? Sounds too good to be true, right? Except that it is not! There are quite a few fitness apps out there that will pay you to exercise and lose weight.
HealthyWage is a free fitness app that pays you to lose weight. You tell the app how much weight that you would like to lose, the amount of time in which you want to lose it, and how much you are willing to bet each month. The app then calculates what your reward will be if you are successful in meeting your goals. You will have to have a verified weigh-in before you can begin, but if you meet your goal, you will be awarded a prize via PayPal or Amazon. You can participate in HealthyWage either as an individual or as part of a group. There have been many companies who have used the HealthyWage app to encourage their employees to lose weight and reward them at the same time.
FitCoin is a fitness app that pays you for your physical activity in bitcoins. You can then spend the bitcoins at any retailer that accepts them. To use FitCoin, you must download the app and have a fitness tracker that measures your heart rate. The app will then track your physical activity and heart rate and calculate how much bitcoin you have earned.
DietBet is a little bit different than some of the other fitness apps that let you earn money to lose weight. DietBet has three different levels – Kickstarter, Transformer, and Maintainer. The Kickstarter bet is where you try to lose 4% of your body weight in four weeks time. The Transformer bet is for those who want to lose 10% of their body weight in six months. The Maintainer is a 12-month bet that you can keep the weight off for one year.
To get started with DietBet, you will join the site and either join a game in progress or start your own game. You will have to add pictures to the site’s specifications for your weigh-in, and then you will repeat the process at the end of the bet along with your final weight and measurements. The results for all of the participants are calculated and the reward is split between all of those who were successful.
These are just a few of the apps that are available that will pay you to work out and lose weight. If these don’t work for you, keep looking and you are sure to find one out there that fits you better. Recent studies have shown that these apps really do work. Investing money in your health, and knowing that there is a financial reward for successfully meeting your goal, is very motivating to a lot of people.