SAN DIEGO, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Like a ticking time bomb, obesity rates in the United States are going from bad to worse. A recent study (http://www.hellofood.com/blog/2010/09/27/obesity-%E2%80%93-from-bad-to-worse.html) by the Organization of Economics and Development found that three out of four Americans are expected to be obese by 2020, the very reason why progressive health and wellness companies like San Diego-based HelloFood (http://www.hellofood.com) are ramping up efforts to reverse the trend.
Partnering with companies like Microsoft, HelloFood has been developing affordable, user-friendly products that provide instant support for weight and fitness management. The goal? To empower people to make the right diet and exercise choices. And now, HelloFood is announcing the first of several product releases related to its multi-faceted health support and advisory system that gives its users access to information and tools whenever they need it most.
"HelloFood integrates today's common technologies with traditional wellness strategies to close the gap between someone's ability to fail or succeed," says Roy Grossberg, HelloFood's CEO/Founder. "Our clients can use everyday tools like a phone or text messaging, and then with the sophisticated technology services we provide, HelloFood delivers instantaneous information and advice related to their personal diet and exercise choices."
The world's first voice and text messaging wellness system, HelloFood developed a Converged Communication Model (CCM) that integrates four communication mediums -- voice (speech recognition), text messaging, and Web and mobile applications -- into one. With this technology, HelloFood has rolled out five signature services:
- HelloText: SMS text messaging for logging food and exercise activities into diaries, or getting immediate nutritional information from HelloFood's virtual assistant.
- HelloWeb: posts personal health and wellness progress reports.
- Nutrition 411: a customizable food directory reachable by phone or text for nutritional information related to 100,000+ foods.
- Food Diary: created and maintained by using the SMS-enabled services, eliminating the need for pen and paper.
- Exercise Diary: also created and maintained via SMS enabled services, but specific to creating workouts, and monitoring and recording activity and progress.
"With our patent-pending technology there are no more barriers to achieving one's health and wellness goals," Grossberg says. "It allows clients, regardless of their technical skills, to get immediate and personalized food guidance that's highly tailored to their diet and exercise needs, as well as medical conditions such as diabetes."
For more information, visit: http://www.hellofood.com.
Founded on the principle that making right food choices daily improves lives, HelloFood empowers people to make the right choices to enable a long-lasting behavioral change that leads to better health. HelloFood strives to develop the best health tools by simplifying sophisticated technology that provides instant support, meets diverse, individual needs, and is affordable and available anytime, anywhere.