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‘Carrot Rewards’ Enhanced

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 @ 9:27 AM

Prince George, B.C. – Looking to live healthier? Well there’s now an app for that too.landingpage_carrot-rewards_jan18_fullborder

The Carrot Rewards app, launched this spring, has been enhanced to include a new step tracker feature.

It works by measuring the number of steps a person takes on a daily basis for two weeks to establish a daily average baseline. Once a baseline is taken, a user who takes 1,000 steps more than their average rate will get loyalty points each day.

The step tracker is in addition to the current activities available which encourages making healthier life changes. They include completing a health profile, learning activities and health-related quizzes.

“The Carrot Rewards app is one of the many ways the government is encouraging British Columbians to live healthier lifestyles,” says Health Minister Terry Lake. “The step tracker is a welcome addition to an app that has been helping nudge people to make better physical activity choices. The goal of the new feature is to help motivate British Columbians to be more physically active daily.”

Since the Carrot Rewards app was launched, close to 60,000 British Columbians have downloaded the app and more than 1,025,000 quizzes have been released through the app.

The federal government invested $5 million in the project and Victoria provided $2.5 million to support the program in B.C. in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society and the British Columbia Healthy Living Alliance.

You can learn more by clicking the following link: https://www.carrotrewards.ca/.


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