As you can guess, the biggest challenge is to get and keep people engaged long enough to truly establish the changes that result in new habit formation. Lifestyle intervention science provides the answer.
The information distribution typically takes place once a week in either a group or one-on-one session that lasts 30-60 minutes. Research shows that it takes a minimum of 14 sessions to achieve lasting change (building positive habits) and that results improve with more sessions. The best results require a year or more of continuous coaching.
The science of Intensive Lifestyle Intervention has been firmly established. Four landmark studies funded by the National Institutes of Health (at a cost of nearly $1 billion) tracked nearly 10,000 subjects over the past 20 years and form the backbone of the most forward-thinking science.
Real Appeal’s clinical advisory board includes several of the principal investigators who developed and implemented these longitudinal research programs. The methods were developed and studied in randomized controlled tests, replicated in several countries and cultures by dozens of academic institutions. These studies proved that ILI is effective for about half of the participants.
Real Appeal translates this effective science into a program that is engaging and motivating. It methodically builds the lasting changes to habits that result in medical savings from improved fitness.