HealthyWage Review: Get Paid And Lose Weight At The Same Time?

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Is it really possible to tighten up your waist and fatten up your bank account at the same time?

It’s the number one question we sought to answer with this HealthyWage review.

So, what did the experts at Careful Cents discover?

That it’s 100% possible.

That’s right. It’s 100% possible to get paid to lose weight using HealthyWage.

We’ll be detailing just how it’s possible, plus much more, in our new HealthyWage review for 2019.

Get excited, because you might just be able to knock off two New Year’s resolutions at once with this app!

About HealthyWage – HealthyWage Review

HealthyWage is a weight loss challenge app that awards cash prizes for weight loss.

Here’s how it works in two simple bullet points:

  • The group dynamic of social dieting gets you going
  • While cash incentives keep you accountable and on-track

It has exploded in popularity since its founding in 2009.

The app has been featured in virtually every major media outlet, from CNN, Fox News, ABC and NBC to AARP, NPR, The New York Times, Woman’s Day and others.


HealthyWage was founded as a response to research published at Brown University, Harvard and other academic institutions on the science of team cash incentives and weight loss.

From the Brown University study:

“Results suggest that teammates affect weight loss outcomes during a team-based intervention. Harnessing and maximizing teammate influence for weight loss may enhance weight outcomes in large-scale team-based programs.”

Who is using HealthyWage? – HealthyWage Review

HealthyWage has run challenges for Fortune 500 organizations and other institutions, as well as weight loss challenges for tens of thousands of members of the general public.

David Roddenberry, the co-founder of Healthy Wage, states in his contributor biography with American Banker:

“HealthyWage is at the forefront of the weight wagering movement, having formally created competitive, cash-fueled programs for more than 90 Fortune 500 and other companies, hospitals, health systems, insurers, school systems, municipal governments and other organizations throughout the U.S.”

As of January 2019, the HealthyWage app has over 4.32k ratings on the Apple app store. A lengthy list of constructive, positive reviews is always a good sign.

After reading through the reviews, here are some of the most common points:

  • Losing money for not meeting your goal is a big motivator
  • The community is vast and supportive
  • The concept is highly motivating for all
  • You can join multiple challenges at once–which ups the stakes
  • Challenge difficulty levels vary–so you can start small at first

While using the app for this HealthyWage review, we did find the UX needs work. More specifically,

  • Commenting, replying to messages can get clunky
  • A progress tracker would be a welcome addition
  • A better view of the dashboard would be ideal too

However, despite the user interface issues, the application is absolutely worth a download.

Will I lose weight with HealthyWage? – HealthyWage Review

While we didn’t participate in any challenges during the course of our HealthyWage review, we did discover several great case studies.

The first is on Kristin who lost 114.5 pounds in just 12 months and won $4000 in the process.

It’s a remarkable story.

She weighed just over 278 pounds, was miserable and couldn’t play with the nieces–let alone get up the stairs without gasping for breath. She even started to avoid pictures and mirrors.

It became too much to handle.

She began by tracking her calories and walking. This start, despite how small it was, began to snowball into other positive changes.

She is now training for a half marathon and a full marathon in the year thereafter!

She credits the HealthyWage app as a big part of her success. This is another factor that led us to give such a strong HealthyWage review.

The best part is, these stories aren’t that uncommon.

Both popular and effective, the HealthyWage app gets a 5 out of 5 star rating from us at CarefulCents. It’s a simple application rooted in simple science that works–plain and simple.

Editor’s note: check out our Honey review to learn how to save big on athletic brands like Nike, Under Armor and more.

Kristin now loves running with her nieces and being able to call herself a runner. How much better would your life be with a thinner waist and a fatter bank account?

How do I sign up for HealthyWage? – HealthyWage Review

Signing up for HealthyWage is fast and easy. The entry fee as of today, January 2019, is $33.00 per month for 3 months.

After you sign up you can create a small team or join an existing one and whoever loses the most weight wins.

You can even earn your entry fee back if you weigh-in again after 6 months. Just keep the weight off to keep your cash.

Included with your sign up is access to a 24/7 HealthyWage coach, 12 weeks of support and access to their top rated app.

After you register, just select a team–or build your own–and you’re on your way to losing weight and getting paid!

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