Health Challenge FAQ
HealthChallenge lets you choose a weight loss challenge, and provides fun, powerful motivation. Pick your weight loss challenge. There is no catch — if you lose the weight, you win the money. We pay you promptly via check or Paypal. We have paid out millions of euros to winners in our challenges. We provide fun and accountability; you provide the effort! If you lose, your money goes to support HealthChallenge, including prizes for people who win. The only question is: will you be among the winners?
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Why should I make a HealthChallenge?
Because it can make you more successful at losing weight—regardless of which diet or exercise program you are pursuing. A variety of recent academic research demonstrates that financial incentives triple the effectiveness of weight loss programs. HealthChallenge applies those academic principles to make you more successful at weight loss. HealthChallenge helps you establish a clear goal that has a significant positive impact on your health. HealthyWager also helps you establish a clear timeline to achieve that goal. Sign up now!
How does it work?
HealthChallenge allows you to choose a challenge. At registration, you select your challenge plan and pay for it. We pay your prize if you have achieved and maintained your goal at the end of the challenge. You have both your starting and ending weight verified using our verification system. Sign up now!
Is there a minimum weight loss goal?
Yes, 10% of your weight.
Do I need to have my weight verified?
Yes – twice: once at the beginning of the challenge and once at the end.
How do I get my weight verified?
It’s super easy – Just make a short weigh-in video that you send to us. You don’t need any special equipment other than a smartphone and a scale.
Is there anything else I have to do to win the money?
Nope. You just need to achieve your goal in the timeframe you set up. Your challenge starts when you get your verified weigh-in. Then, at the end of the challenge, you need to get your verified weigh-out during the two week window before and including your end date. It’s as simple as that.
How do I get paid?
If you complete the challenge successfully your payment will be send to you by bank transfer or paypal.
Can I weigh-out early?
You can conduct your ending verified weigh-in any time during the final two weeks of your challenge (the last day of your challenge is the last day you can conduct your ending verified weigh-in).
How do I pay for the challenge?
You can pay with a credit/debit card or paypal.
Can I participate if I am pregnant?
No. But you can sign up after you’ve had your baby, if your doctor says it’s okay.
What if I get pregnant after I sign up?
Your challenge is suspended the minute you think you might be pregnant — just let us know.
Can I participate if I am planning to have bariatric surgery?
No. If your weight loss occurs as the result of surgical intervention of any kind, including liposuction, you will not be eligible for any prize. You may participate if your surgery was more than 1 year before your start date. Please note that HealthChallenge does not take a position on whether surgery is a good idea for any particular patient—that’s between you and your doctor.
Can I get a refund?
Part of our job is to prevent you from giving up, so you can’t quit — there are absolutely no cancellations or refunds. HealthChallenge will suspend your challenge if you are pregnant.
(Updated March 13, 2020)