The Lonestar State Initiative
The Lonestar State Initiative is presented by Investwise Media Network, a subsidiary of Investwise, LLC, a Texas corporation. We have collaborated with Stayhealthy, Inc., a pioneer of health and wellness technologies that utilize Augmented Reality (AR) to engage and promote healthy lifestyle education.
The Lonestar State Initiative is committed to working with our community partners to distribute FREE APP BUNDLES to 1 MILLION Texas families in the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area.
To utilize innovative technologies that promote healthy lifestyle changes and eradicate childhood obesity.
Fight the obesity epidemic and comorbidities by providing our bundle of health and wellness apps to people in underserved communities across the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area.
Investwise media network, in collaboration with Stayhealthy, has launched an initiative whereby our underserved communities will be provided access to clinically proven medical screening tools and solutions.
The approach combines health and entertainment in a unique way that has never been done before. Working with Universal Music Group/Bungalo Records educational songs are being released regularly. These compositions and videos are under the brand Snack Town Allstars.
Additionally, a coloring app called Color QuestAR has been very successful in educating users about their bodies. An area being addressed is excess body fat.
There are several apps, one for fat loss, and another provides cancer survivor support. Of particular concern also has been the cost of prescription drugs and access to the least expensive medical devices, and services. Normally costing $648 annually users can access the platform at no cost.
THE APP BUNDLE
- Manage and track body fat
- Games and Activities to teach children about nutrition and health
- Cancer recovery AI chatbot
- Reduced price prescriptions
FREE APP BUNDLES
Distributed to the underserved communities of Greater Houston( a population of 7 million+ as of 2021).
We are honored to be supported by the following companies and organizations:
“While Secretary for Health and Human Services I issued a call to action to address the epidemic of excess body fat.
This initiative by Investwise and Stayhealthy has my support. Teaching children and their families about their bodies in ways that engage and entertain is unique and could succeed. “
- Cancer mortality rates are the highest among blacks
- Diabetes mortality rates are the highest among blacks
- Costs associated with these three chronic diseases ALONE account for 75% of the nation’s health spending.
Being overweight or obese increases the risk of numerous health conditions and can also negatively impact quality of life.
- 64.6% of adults in the Houston area are overweight or obese
- Males are more likely to be overweight than females; however, females are more likely to be obese than males
- Hispanics and Blacks are more likely than whites to be overweight or obese.
There are immediate and long-term health effects from “childhood obesity” such as High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Bone and Joint problems and Asthma.
Overweight/Obese children are also more likely to become obese adults.
- In Houston, 34.2% of high school students were overweight or obese in 2013; compared to 28.6% in 2001; of those, 17.99% were obese.
Among all the “modifiable” behavioral risk factors, obesity Is found to take more years of life than diabetes, tobacco use, hypertension, or high cholesterol.
Obesity also has significant economic consequences. On average, adults with obesity spend $3,429 more per person annually on medical expenses than those with medically healthy weights.
Texas has a higher obesity rate in adults (35.8%) 18 & older, than the national average (31.98%).
The total medical costs and lost work and wages for people with diagnosed diabetes was estimated at around $327 Billion yearly. (Source: Health Equity- CDC)
THE HOUSTON COMMUNITY
Houston is 2nd to New York City in Fortune 500 headquarters (we have the means to make a difference)
Houston is the home of the Texas Medical Center- largest medical center in the world.
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