The Health Benefits of Gamification

Sitting all day is not a great way to stay heathy, as Debi Bisnette had long known. But in spite of all the articles she’d read about the health benefits of taking a walk at lunchtime, somehow the accounts payable clerk from Orlando, Florida, always ended up sitting in the break room with her colleagues. Then, in January, Bisnette signed up for a special clip-on gadget — a “Trio Tracker” she wears on her waistband — customized for her by UnitedHealthcare, her company’s insurer. ….[READ]