Location: United Kingdom
The 12-week weight loss program is focused on changing unhealthy habits and they have a partnership with the NHS for managing diabetes.
According to the NHS, 29% of adults in England are obese. In 2019, 711 000 hospital admissions were obesity-related, and 10 660 of hospital admissions were directly attributed to obesity. Obesity rates have been climbing for decades in the UK and look to continue rising.
Losing weight can be a difficult process, especially if people don’t have the support they need to make lifestyle changes. With such a huge amount of ‘bro-science’ and fad diets out there, it can be hard for people to know what’s right and what’s wrong. Even with all the determination in the world, weight loss can still be challenging if there isn’t an understanding about habits and how to break them.
Second Nature is a 12-week online and app-based weight loss program that uses science and technology to aid with long-term weight loss. They teach users everything they need to know about living healthily using psychological techniques including setting achievable goals and overcoming obstacles. Each user has access to health coaches, a digital support group and wearable technology to monitor progress.
Their behaviour change techniques have been used by over 50 NHS organisations to prevent and improve the control of diabetes in the ‘healthier you’ program. Research shows weight loss of 8.3% at a six month period and a reduction of blood sugar levels at a three month period. 95% of people who follow the Second Nature program lose weight during the 12 weeks.