Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Our Proposition to Employers

At WeightChart.com, we believe that we offer a compelling employee wellness proposition to employers. Employers bear most of the direct costs associated with employee illness including absence, lost productivity, and increased health insurance premiums. Yet, employers have little ability to influence employee wellness.

Wellness requires a constant and concerted effort. Quick solutions rarely help with wellness with any degree of consistency. We think that minimal costs of our proposition (along with similar from others) and minimal efforts can yield significant returns. Many studies have shown that wellness tracking is one of the most effective ways to positively impact health habits. Logging one’s weight (and other parameters) allows one to better understand the impact of foods, activity, and stress on wellness. This leads to better control of weight and wellness.

An overwhelming majority of the healthcare costs go towards chronic diseases such as diabetes, blood pressure, and heart disease. Obesity is nearing epidemic levels and it impacts many other chronic diseases. In addition to the costs, these diseases degrade day to day life experiences.

Even though employers are responsible for most of the direct costs associated with illness, they often have limited influence on wellness. Employees prefer not to engage with employers on wellness issues. Weight and wellness parameters are considered to be some of the most private data. Employees also are distrustful of insurance providers and are reluctant to participate in programs run by them.

Our proposition is that employers encourage wellness tracking by the employees without any attempts to access this wellness information by employer or insurance companies. For a very low cost, employers make available to employees WeightChart.com as a wellness tracking platform. Our belief that tracking helps wellness this is founded on our own data with findings of other major studies. We provide the employers and employees cumulative usage and performance data that shows the success of the program.

We invite you to explore, understand, and test our proposition at no cost. We think that you will be surprised at richness of returns on these small investments.

Thank you for using WeightChart.com

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Explore Nutrition and Calorie data

WeightChart.com offers great access to US Food and Drug Administration's nutrition database for foods.

For more than 18000 packaged and raw foods, we provide detailed and visual information including calories, fat, protein, and various nutrients.  The information is categorized in various serving, package, and measuring sizes.

There are many was to explore this data at WeightChart.com.

Your can search for an item at Nutrition Search, explore the most search at our site at Top 100 Search foods, explore food with high or low value for a specific nutrient at Highest and Lowest Nutrient, or simply explore by food categories at Nutrition Index.

When logged into your account, you are also able to save the foods that are of interest to you.

These pages can help you better understand the foods that you consume.

Thank you for using WeightChart.com

Monday, September 10, 2012

Go Daddy DNS issue - Resolved

The DNS issue was corrected by Go Daddy within 2-3 hours.  We regret the issue.  We will add alternate DNS servers to our domains.  Thank you for your patience.

We regret the the technical issue with Go Daddy domain name servers.  Our domain names are served by Go Daddy.  If you have trouble resolving WeightChart.com, please access the site at
http://66.9.141.176.

Our site and servers are working fine.

We will keep you updated and also seek out alternate DNS servers.

Thank you for your patience and using WeightChart.com

Friday, April 20, 2012

Our Wellness Proposition

Our proposition to individuals is very simple; wellness tracking helps wellness.

Many studies have shown that tracking is one of the most effective ways to impact your wellness. Tracking your weight, exercise, eating, and general outlook allows you to better understand impact of foods, activities, and stress on your weight and wellness. We encourage long-term view of your wellness rather than quick solutions.

Many of our users are on our site every day for less than one minute; some as little as 30 seconds. They spend a few additional minutes occasionally to chart, review and analyze their data. Because we do not have advertisements on our site, we are not trying to get you to spend more time on our site. Advertisement related priorities inevitably introduce noise.

We always encourage you to review your wellness program with your physician.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Network issues

We have had network connection issues this evening.  Our provider estimates that all issued should be resolved by Midnight Sunday 1/29/2012.

Please note that there are no issues with systems and no data is at any risk.

We regret the outage and thank you for your patience.

Thank you for using WeightChart.com