Talkin' 'Bout My Resolution 2011: Keep Your New Year's Resolutions with Some Help from Your Facebook Friends

Dec 29, 2010, 14:18 ET from MeYou Health

BOSTON, Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- We all know that many New Year's resolutions fall flat before the fizz is out of your holiday champagne, but this year MeYou Health is ringing in 2011 with a new Facebook app that lets you announce your promises to friends and enlist their support in making them stick.

My Resolution 2011 ( allows you to announce on your Facebook Wall that you've made a New Year's resolution, with the option of telling friends what your resolution is and asking them for their support. You also can encourage your Facebook friends to make their own resolutions and offer your support in return.

My Resolution 2011 tracks how many resolutions you helped generate, and how much support you've gathered for your own resolution.

MeYou Health's ( mission is to help people improve their well-being, and My Resolution 2011 is the latest in a series of company products that promote personal growth and healthy, lasting change. The app is the first on Facebook to engage social networks in support of New Year's resolutions. The company's main product, Daily Challenge, promotes well-being by emailing a small daily action that encourages check-ins and social support. The service has garnered over 15,000 users in just three months since going live this fall.

"The road to better well-being begins with that first small step," says Trapper Markelz, head of product for MeYou Health, a Boston, Mass., based subsidiary of Healthways, Inc. "Deciding to do something, proclaiming you are going to do it, and asking for support to help carry it out ensures that you move beyond just thinking about it."

New Years is a popular time to take these first steps and make resolutions to do so in a social way, he adds. "People are already thinking about their personal health and wellness, being mindful of what they want to change, and discussing their resolutions with friends," says Markelz. "MeYou Health hopes to facilitate this conversation on Facebook and allow people to get the virtual support of their friends."

About MeYou Health

MeYou Health is a company dedicated to helping people pursue, achieve and maintain a more healthful life by improving their well-being every day. MeYou Health products feature compelling Web and mobile experiences that encourage people to become mindful of small actions they can take every day to engage their body, mind and spirit. We also transform social networks into support systems, activating their potential to motivate and inspire. By engaging, educating and empowering people to make better choices, MeYou Health promotes personal growth and lasting change. Based in Boston, MeYou Health was founded in 2009 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Healthways, Inc. (Nasdaq: HWAY).

About Healthways

Healthways is the leading provider of specialized, comprehensive solutions to help millions of people maintain or improve their health and well-being and, as a result, reduce overall costs. Healthways' solutions are designed to help healthy individuals stay healthy, mitigate and slow the progression to disease associated with family or lifestyle risk factors and promote the best possible health for those already affected by disease. Their proven, evidence-based programs provide highly specific and personalized interventions for each individual in a population, irrespective of age or health status, and are delivered to consumers by phone, mail, internet and face-to-face interactions, both domestically and internationally. Healthways also provides a national complementary and alternative Health Provider Network and a national Fitness Center Network, offering convenient access to individuals who seek health services outside of, and in conjunction with, the traditional healthcare system. For more information, please visit

Contact: Christine Fiske, Head of Marketing at MeYou Health, 617-970-5318;

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