It’s no surprise that America has entered a health craze. We now see calories on the menu of almost all restaurants and healthy options across the board. So its no surprise that companies are now using the app and website Zipongo. This app is a small digital start up and aims at helping employees navigate the company’s cafeteria to find healthy choices and set health goals outside of the workplace. This is a new revelation of fitness and health being taken into the form of technology.
The app has made its way into 125 companies so far. Not only can you navigate the company’s cafeteria but it also reaches into your home kitchen offering healthy recipes and shopping lists. I do feel that America has a problem with making the healthy choice and feel that this app is a great way to keep company’s employees on the right track. If they have the ability to look down at their phone (which is already glued to most people’s hands) and see what the healthiest option is, I feel like they will be more inclined to make that healthy choice. This app also costs less than seeing a nutritionist and obtains all the qualities of one. So you’re actually saving money. Companies introducing this app to their employees could also benefit the amount of sick days their employees have. If you’re eating healthy at work and at home from this app then the odds of getting sick reduce greatly. This app allows you to make healthier food choices, tracks physical activity, sleep and your intake of vitamins. Overall I think this app is a great idea and think every company should introduce it to its employees. We need to take initiative to get everyone on a healthier path and I think this is a step that catapults us closer.
This entire app seems to improve health at companies that are using it. Although they’re negatives I foresee almost all companies extending this app to their employees in the near future. The features are extremely helpful and can really make a difference if used correctly and long term. Our country has used technology for a plethora of things and using technology to better our health is something I believe is a great idea and companies believe will help their employees.
Storm, Stephanie. “Wellness App Aims to Improve Workplace Nutrition.” New York Times. 21 February 2016. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/22/technology/wellness-app-aims-to-improve-workplace-nutrition.html?ref=technology&_r=0