Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Quarterly message - average weight loss

Here is the message that went out today to all registered users that choose to receive update message from us.

We wish to share with you very encouraging statistics about the average weight loss of the users of
Our analysis of all returning users shows an average weight loss of 11 lbs. Those that have used the site for between six and 12 months have lost an average of 17.1 lbs! Even more amazing is that the users who have added between 50 and 100 wellness entries have lost 22.9 lbs on average!

With tens of thousands of members it is likely that nearly all known strategies for weight loss and wellness are being put to practice. These averages show that tracking and visualizing can contribute greatly to whatever strategy helps with your success.

Over the coming weeks and months, we hope to provide you with more insights and updates from this data. You can get many more details at this link.

As always, we welcome your feedback on how we can serve you better. We also invite you to explore new features such as Quick Entry messages, charting of Trackables, new insights into nutrition data, and more!

A bit of noise!

You may notice a couple of Google ads at the bottom of our nutrition detail pages.  We have no desire to pollute our content with the noise of advertisements.  These ads do not appear if you are logged into your account.

We have desire to learn more about various factors that impact our traffic from the search engines.  We have been getting increasing traffic from the various search engines.  We want to measure any impact on the traffic from Google search because of these ads.

Thank you for using!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New Features

Many new features are pushed out this afternoon.

  • Now you can setup to receive a quick entry message that give you a link to add your wellness data without needing to login.  The page is also setup to be handy for handheld devices.
  • If you remain logged in, you are now automatically redirected to your chart.
  • Many new features for Together groups.
  • Nutrition database now has lists with highest and lowest of a nutrient.  You can look up high fat fast foods or low sodium foods.  What are the highest protien foods?
  • Now you can specify your reasons and goals for wellness.  These are sent back to you on your reminders!
Thank you for using

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Our Press Release related to Growth Charts for Children

Here is our release from this morning: Adds Services for Growing Children

March 4, 2010, Chicago, IL, USA, the premier free web resources for wellness, has introduced powerful features to track growth of Children. The site now allows for tracking of weight, height, and head circumference of growing children.

For growing children, it is simple to track weight, height and head circumference, and other parameters. These measurements can be visually shown on percentile curves based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) growth charts. The CDC growth charts are based National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data. There are various views of the growth data including Weight to age, height to age, head circumference to age and height to weight.

WeightChart Trackables is a flexible solution to track nearly anything related to wellness. WeightChart Trackables are now added to growth charts. One can select from pre-defined Trackables or easily define one. Predefined Trackables for growing children includes sleep time and TV/Video time.

In addition to the tracking growth for children, offers powerful and detailed growth charts for all visitors of the site. It is easy to look up vital statistics for growing children by month. For each year and month from birth to 18 years, for boys or girls, in pounds or kilograms, visitors of the site are able to see the weight range of various percentiles of the CDC growth charts.

These services are available to registered users without any cost.