Job search
Job Search
Latest news
More news: (showing 1 - 20 of 12787)           
UK only International

Sweatcoin users experience 20 per cent increase in physical activity study finds

By Lauren Heath-Jones    25 Jan 2019
The results of this study reach far beyond individual benefits; the improved movement of those individuals can collectively and measurably relieve pressure on our strained healthcare systems and improve the overall wellbeing of the nation
– Anton Derlyatka, co-founder of Sweatcoin

A study carried out by the University of Warwick has found that Sweatcoin, an app which incentivises users to exercise by offering cash rewards, can result in users increasing physical activity by up to 20 per cent.

Researchers from the university's Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) department monitored the daily step counts of 6,000 Sweatcoin users for six months after they downloaded the app. This data was then compared to users average physical activity three months prior to the study, with results showing that physical activity increased by an average of 19.5 per cent.

Furthermore, the study found that those typically lacking motivation to exercise, particularly participants with higher BMIs or sedentary lifestyles, were more likely to increase their step count. This suggests that instant reward programmes, such as Sweatcoin, could be key to tackling a number of societal health issues.

Dr Mark Elliott, assistant professor at the Institute of Digital Healthcare at WMG, University of Warwick, said: "By analysing the anonymised daily step count data from a sample of 6000 Sweatcoin users and combining this with data from the surveys and focus groups facilitated by our researchers, we were able to identify which types of user had the biggest impact in terms of increased physical activity from using the app - and these are the groups who traditionally struggle the most with self-motivation."

Oleg Fomenko, co-founder of Sweatcoin, says: "Incentivising people to walk more is key to providing levels of sustained physical activity. Yet traditional ideas such as providing educational seminars and

Sweatcoin co-founder Anton Derlyatka said: "This study suggests we have a tool to reduce the burden on health and community services, saving billions in taxpayer money."

"The results of this study reach far beyond individual benefits; the improved movement of those individuals can collectively and measurably relieve pressure on our strained healthcare systems and improve the overall wellbeing of the nation. We have ambitious plans for Sweatcoin, in collaboration with the private and public sector, to truly bring an end to our deadly sedentary lifestyles."

The study found that there was a 20 per cent increase in physical activity for users of the app
Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Related news
Related features
Sports jobs
Everyone Active
featured job

Swimming Teachers

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Job location: Nationwide

Operations Development Manager

Circadian Leisure Trust
Salary:
Location: Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, UK

Casual Contact Centre Advisor

Circadian Leisure Trust
Salary: £6.77 - £8.21
Location: Yate, Bristol, UK

Sales Lead

Enable Leisure & Culture
Salary: Competitive salary plus commission
Location: Wandsworth, London, UK

Leisure Assistant

Lex Leisure
Salary: Competitive
Location: Chorley, Lancashire, UK

Kitchen Assistant

Lex Leisure
Salary: Competitive
Location: Chorley, Lancashire, UK

Fitness Professional

Mytime Active
Salary: Up to £7,685 per annum
Location: Bromley, UK

Duty Manager

Gedling Borough Council
Salary: Band 5: £21,166 - £22,462 pa
Location: Nottingham, UK

Duty Supervisor (Leisure and Community)

Welwyn Hatfield Council
Salary: £21,362 - £23,121 pa inclusive of Outer Fringe Allowance
Location: Hatfield, UK

General Manager

The Gym Group
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Location: Essex, UK
recruiting with sports management

Group Head of Aquatics

Water Babies
Salary: Competitive Salary + benefits
Location: Devon, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £16,696 per annum (39 hours a weeks pro rata
Location: Cockermouth, Cumbria, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £18,305 per annum (39 hours a weeks pro rata
Location: Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £9.00 per hour
Location: Woodstock, Oxfordshire, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £18,305 per annum (39 hours a weeks pro rata
Location: Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £18,305 per annum (39 hours a week pro rata)
Location: Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £18,305 per annum (39 hours a weeks pro rata)
Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK
recruiting with sports management

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £9.00 per hour
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £9.00 per hour
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £8.21 per hour
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £16,696 pa (39 hours a weeks pro rata)
Location: Taunton, Somerset, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £9.00 per hour
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £9.00 per hour
Location: Amersham, Buckinghamshire, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £22,008 per annum
Location: Leyton, London, UK
training with sports management

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £10.55 per hour
Location: Leyton, London, UK

Apprentice Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £22,008 pa (40 hours a week pro rata)
Location: Stratford, London, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £16,696 pa (39 hours a weeks pro rata)
Location: Swindon, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £9.00 per hour
Location: Bath, UK

Recreation Assistant

Mytime Active
Salary: £17,076 per annum pro rata
Location: Bromley, UK

Senior Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £23,894 per annum
Location: Crystal Palace, London, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £16,696 pa (39 hours a weeks pro rata)
Location: Kendal, UK
lifeguard jobs  Swimming Teacher jobs  apprenticeships jobs  recreation assistant jobs  Gymnastics Coach jobs  Swimming Instructor jobs  membership consultant jobs  fitness instructor jobs  general manager jobs  General Assistant jobs  duty manager jobs  Customer Advisor jobs  Leisure Assistant jobs  Sports Coordinator jobs  personal trainer jobs 
More jobs

Video Gallery

Myzone
Tracking your workout effort just became effortless.
Visit website
More videos

Company profile

Company profile: Taylor Made Designs
Taylor Made Designs (TMD) supplies all manner of uniform, workwear, performance clothing, PPE and branded merchandise, looking after teams from all departments including gym floor staff, teachers, catering, maintenance, front of house, outreach, corporate wear, swim teachers, PTs and more.
View full profile >
More company profiles

Featured Supplier

Elevate and Metro Blind Sport to promote inclusivity through inaugural Charity of the Year partnership
Organisers of Elevate, Elite Sport and COPA are delighted to announce Metro Blind Sport as its Charity of the Year partner for the 2019 trade show, held at ExCeL London on 8-9 May.
View full details >
More featured suppliers

Property & Tenders

Location: New Brighton, Wirral, Merseyside
Company: Wirral Borough Council
Location: Various Sites
Company: Porters Commercial
More properties & tenders

Diary dates

24-25 Apr 2019
Business Design Centre, London, United Kingdom
05-10 May 2019
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland, Australia
08-09 May 2019
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
08-09 May 2019
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
More diary dates