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Wellcoin: The World’s First Health Currency

by Marissa on July 31, 2015

This post is sponsored by Wellcoin. All opinions are my own. 

Wellcoin

It pays to live healthy – literally! 

Today I’m announcing my partnership with Wellcoin, the world’s first health currency on a mission to help Americans lead healthier lives. 

Wellcoin is a free web site and app that encourages you to log healthy activities  — like practicing yoga, going for a run, sleeping 7 hours a night or eating a healthy lunch — in exchange for points, or wellcoins, that give you purchasing power in a marketplace that includes vendors like yoga studios, purebarre and Whole Foods. 

wellcoinWellcoin integrates with Fitbit, Strava, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to make sharing your daily healthy activities easy. 

So far, I’ve racked up 15,000+ wellcoins just for doing my usual healthy activities like running, eating a healthy breakfast and practicing yoga and I’ve earned Whole Foods gift cards and free yoga classes at one of my favorite hot vinyasa studios, Prana Power Yoga. 

Connect with me on the Wellcoin platform to start earning your own points and let’s encourage and inspire each other!

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