Digital coaching and a gamified approach to healthy lifestyle choices may be a powerful tool in managing chronic conditions, according to new data from health engagement platform provider GoodlifeMe, which makes SidekickHealth.

SidekickHealth is a suite of online, customizable wellness and disease prevention programs for providers and employers.

The web or-mobile-based programs offer personalized coaching, games and diet and exercise tracking based on each individual’s specific health needs, and are used as part of many CDC-recognized diabetes prevention programs.

It is based on brain research and gamification technology developed in collaboration with experts from Harvard and MIT, and is accessible either online or through a mobile app.

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