Health Month is a unique game that can serve as a motivator to assist users in living healthier. Although physical health is a large part of Health Month, the game also focuses on relationship health, mental health and financial health. The idea is that users can accept the improvement challenges offered by Health Month. They play the game by participating and adhering to a healthier lifestyle. The game is social and encourages users to get their friends and family involved as well. Health Month also gives the user a score card in the form of a user profile. This profile records their progress and percentage of rules followed. Health Month is recommended for use with FitBit. Each round of Health Month cycles through a one month period, with the participants setting their own rules for improvement.
Health Month was founded by Buster Benson in June of 2010. Based out of Seattle, Washington, the application is still maintained by its founder. It was intended to give users a fun, competitive way to improve their health habits. Today, Health Month utilizes the power of group motivation to encourage users to live healthier. Health Month is currently in a beta status.
Health Month has found a way to make living better an entertaining activity. By incorporating social elements and competition, Health Month provides users with the motivation they need to make positive, permanent changes in their lives. The application is designed to allow the user to decide what needs to be changed while providing a place to keep score and help set the user up for success.
The Health Month website has a very basic, elegant design that works well. Users are greeted by an eye-catching font with hints of dark orange, green and black within the text. The white background gives the content center stage, which includes a stylish blue and white wheel. The user profiles break down their progress in the form of a report card list and boxes that reveal the user’s rules followed percentages.
A new user can register for Health Month by clicking the green and pale yellow “Try It for Free” button near the center of the homepage. This takes the user to the registration form, which asks for a username, full name, password and email address. After filling out the form, the user can click the “Sign Up!” button at the bottom of the form to continue. Once the form has been submitted, the user is taken directly to their account page where they can begin participating in the current round of Health Month, building their profile or spectate as other members play.
Health Month invites all users to create an account and play. There is no subscription fee or other charge for participation. The user can create and maintain their account for free. This is a good choice to keep users active and involved in Health Month. It should be noted that Health Month is currently in beta, so it is possible that the free access might change later on. At this time, there is no further information discussing whether a premium paid version will be made available.
Health Month is aimed at anyone who wants to improve themselves. The application allows the user to decide what they want to change. Through Health Month, users can find motivation and support as they make changes to improve their way of life.