Kurbo Partners with Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global to Combat Childhood Obesity

Kurbo was selected to be among the innovative products offered by Arianna Huffington’s new health and wellness e-commerce platform, ThriveGlobal.com, which launched on November 30th, 2016. Thrive Global’s goal is to end the stress and burnout epidemic by offering companies and individuals sustainable, science-based solutions to enhance both well-being and performance. Emotional and medical issues related to overweight kids, teens and families are a significant cause of workplace stress, absenteeism and loss of productivity. This is why Thrive Global has chosen to promote Kurbo’s system, which combines a mobile app with personal health coaching, as a proven tool to help kids, teens and families gain control of their health and wellbeing. Check out the full Press Release.

 

Teen Weight Maintenance Success Story: Working with Kurbo, Aristotle has made long-term changes to his eating behaviors.

Aristotle wanted to become more conscious of his food choices, so he signed up for Kurbo. “I wanted to watch the food I was eating and I wanted to maintain a healthier diet than what I was eating at the time.”

He loved keeping track of what he was eating through the Kurbo app.I really liked how easy it was to use because I could just pull out my phone whenever I wanted to and put in the food I had eaten. The way the app is set up made it easy to input my food.”

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Coach Lauren’s Favorite Fall Recipes

Crisp air, changing leaves, and an upcoming season filled with holidays. It’s a unique time of year that many look forward to. But, fall is also a season that can leave us craving all the delicious recipes that it has to offer. Although these traditional dishes can be comforting, most are red-light filled. Indulge in the season without tallying up your red light count for the week.

Here are some healthy and satisfying Kurbo-friendly recipes to include in your list of fall recipes. These fall recipes are delicious enough to serve for holiday dinners, yet simple enough that you can still spend time with those you love without being in the kitchen all day.
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Thea Runyan, Co-Founder of Kurbo Health, Discusses the Science Behind Behavior Modification for Weight Management on Wharton’s ‘Bay Area Ventures’

Thea Runyan talks about her passion for the preventative healthcare industry as it pertains to childhood obesity, and how when founding Kurbo along with her co-founders (CEO, Joanna Strober and CTO, Mark Vershel), the Stanford Pediatric program’s success was scaled with the help of an innovative mobile app that features online coaching.

This segment originally aired on Sirius XM Channel 111, Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School

 

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The advice, information, topics and real-life people and businesses explored on the channel helps listeners of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience — entrepreneurs, start-ups, generations of a family business, longtime mom-and-pop store owners and seasoned business executives alike — to navigate the 21st-century business world.”

How To Stay Healthy This Thanksgiving

Even though I am a foodie to the core, the best way I’ve found to stay healthy through the holidays is to focus less on food and more on creative new family traditions. This time of year is full of heavy red lights and tons of food. Being mindful with portions sizes, chewing and slowing down is key. When you do that, you have enough energy to play with these three fun ideas to stay healthy this Thanksgiving:

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It’s Here!

The newest cookbook has arrived and is available for a free download! These healthy recipes are all from our Kurbo coaches and Kurbo kids and we hope you find them just as delicious as we do. Whether you are thinking of a new dish to bring to a holiday party or want to revamp your entire holiday dinner, you will find it in this book. Download today!

 

 

Teen Weight Loss Success Story: Kelesia inspires her whole community to make healthy lifestyle changes.

Photo above is of Kelesia (left) and her younger sister (right).

Kelesia’s mom was concerned about their family history of high blood pressure. “I worried that it might impact Kelesia and I tried to tell her that being overweight is a contributing cause for high blood pressure, but that wouldn’t resonate with her,” Leslyan says.

Kelesia chose Kurbo so she could get motivated to start living a healthier lifestyle. “We tried changing our eating habits, but we weren’t consistent with it,” Leslyan notes. “From the minute I heard about Kurbo, I was interested because you have your own personal coach who motivates you and educates you,” Kelesia shares.  

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Tips for a Creative Thanksgiving Day

When people think of Thanksgiving, they think of the turkey, the pies, the stuffing, the apple cider, but Thanksgiving is so much more than that. It is also about the gathering of friends and family and showing our appreciation for those who love and support us. We wanted to give ya’ll some ideas on how to spend your Thanksgiving day having fun while also emphasizing the tradition of gratitude.

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Butternut Squash Soup

As fall becomes winter and the daylight recedes long before dinner, I find myself searching the cupboards for warm, comforting foods. There is no food more appropriate to prepare for the hibernation ahead than soup. “Soup season” as it’s called in my home is in full swing, but don’t forget to prioritize seasonal vegetables into your stews! It’s easy to impress guests with new flavors and colors when using squash, apples, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, beets or artichoke. Here is one of my personal favorites:

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Child Weight Loss Success Story: Molly makes simple lifestyle changes and sees results immediately.

Molly wanted to try Kurbo to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle. “We tried on our own, but I wanted the ball in her court and she was excited to try Kurbo,” Molly’s mom Angie says. “We used it first free with no coaching, and she had fun with that, but I was telling her what to do all the time. By having a coach she had accountability.”

Molly and Coach Sadie started to work on how to choose healthy foods. “For example, tonight there was white garlic bread and whole wheat and my mom said ‘you can choose’, and so I decided to do half and half,” Molly shares. “She makes good decisions now without me saying ‘do you need that?’” Angie says.

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