Sunday, July 08, 2012
I think Facebook is an enormous timesuck! I should know. I am a procasti. In fact I am thinking of running for the president of the ProcrastiNation.
But GE, yes that would be General Electric, has launched a Facebook App called Healthy Share.
"Olympians inspire us. And we inspire each other. Whether it's doing push-ups like Kevin Durant or going for a swim like Summer Sanders, join a GE Olympic Games challenge below and let's get healthier together."
Some of those challenges include:
Get Moving Challenge -- "Whether it’s a walk around the block, a jog through the park, or taking the stairs, all these small steps add up."
Eat Healthier Challenge -- "Whether it’s more protein or less fat, fewer calories or some extra veggies, try changing just one thing that you eat or drink, and soon you’ll be on a healthier routine that you can keep for the rest of your life."
Alex Morgan's GE Olympic Games Challenge --"Alex Morgan’s Olympic Games routine includes yoga, lunges, sit-ups, and some time with a soccer ball. Even if it’s just dribbling, an Olympian has to start somewhere."
I don't join all the stupid apps that people invite me join. I never even LOOKED at Farmville. But this one seems like a worthy challenge.
Although the app has an Olympic-heavy focus, GE is planning to evolve HealthyShare past the Olympics. With HealthyShare, exercise gets both social and gamified. Extra layers of motivation to get fit are added by the public nature of the app–don’t get ‘shamed’ by not completing a workout, and tap into your competitive spirit by besting all of your friends in challenges… and have the opportunity to brag with friends that you’ve completed an ‘Olympic’ level workout!
I read this article: www.psfk.com/2012/07/ge-facebook-soc
ial-exercise.html then I went to the Facebook search box and entered Healthy Share. and boom! there it was.