CABA Information Series

IS-2006-49: Health & Wellness Web Portal Study

It’s clear that controlling obesity and the chronic health conditions that come with it is vital to the nation as a whole, both in economic terms and quality-of-life terms. Previous research by Internet Home Alliance on the general health of U.S. families confirmed that many Americans are heavier than their ideal weight, and they chalk it up to three factors: lack of time to cook and eat healthy food, lack of time to exercise, and not enough discipline to exercise regularly. Based on these findings and the nationwide trends in health, Alliance members developed a concept called My Health Port, which combines a set of health data monitoring devices and access to a secure, personalized Web portal. This report provides a synopsis of the full report available to CABA Internet Home Alliance Research Council members.













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