newNRG has incorporated mental wellbeing, nutrition and movement/exercise as key elements of the program, and these are derived from evidence-based research. newNRG leverages off the digital revolution, it is a mobile health platform which is rapidly refined based on the latest evidence. The newNRG program and Virtual Sleep Apnea Program have strong implications for obesity, diabetes, sleep apnea, depression, anxiety, cardiovascular disease and dementia (see Bibliography). In support of newNRG is a recently conducted pilot study and an emerging body of peer-reviewed research (see Bibliography). newNRG is committed to the most effective and latest evidence, so it is constantly exploring for academic partnerships to engage clinical trials, expertise and innovation.
2014 NIB Trial
In January 2014, newNRG conducted a 50 person, 6-month pilot trial of its Weight Management and Emotional Support Program with a cohort of NIB health insurance employees. At the end of this program, newNRG found compelling results for individuals who were ready to change (as determined by the proprietary ‘Are You Ready To Change’ diagnostic tool).
IMPACT OF SLEEP APNEA
Approximately 42 million American adults have sleep disordered breathing. 1 in 5 adults has mild sleep apnea and 1 in 15 adults has moderate to severe sleep apnea. 9% of middle aged women ad 25% of middle aged men suffer from sleep apnea (Marshall et al. 2008). Sleep apnea has prevalence similar to asthma (20 million) and diabetes (23.6 million) of the US population (US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2008). See Bibliography
IMPACT OF OBESITY
Obesity is common, serious and costly. Data from the United States Center for Disease Control suggests more than one-third (34.9%) of US adults are obese (CDC, 2014). This correlates to a medical cost of $147 billion in 2008 (CDC, 2014). Obesity increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, dementia, sleep apnea and some cancers.
If you want to read more about the research behind newNRG access our Bibliography.