mWell, PH’s Fastest-growing Health App Launches a First
Since its launch in July 2021, mWell PH, by Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (PSE: MPI), continues to be at the forefront of telemedicine providing doctor consultations to Filipinos nationwide as a fully integrated health and wellness mobile app. mWell PH announces another milestone: the mWellness Score– a personal in-app health tracker.
This breakthrough feature offers users a guide to developing a healthy physical lifestyle for long-term health, without having to spend on extra gadgets or fitness wearables! mWell users can easily generate their daily mWellness Score by simply clicking on the Wellness icon on the app, making it a simple and easy way to help keep fitness and wellness goals attainable.
Once activated, the mWellness score measures exercise, light activity, sedentary behavior and sleep every day using data-driven methods. Scoring consistently above 80 indicates a healthy physical lifestyle and lowers the risk of developing chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
Actress and host Roxanne Montealegre, who is an mWell PH app user, expressed excitement upon discovering this new feature, “Instead of staying seated when working from home, I can do simple stretches even in front of the laptop. I can also take regular breaks and play with my baby, walk around the garden or create fun dance videos! Taking these simple steps will definitely give me a good mWellness Score!”
No need for a drastic lifestyle change. All it takes are a few tweaks to make space for physical activity and adequate sleep regularly. To make the path to fitness more exciting, mWell users can set personalized goals, or interact with others on the app, making wellness organically part of their lifestyle. They can join the Steps Challenge, take more brisk steps as they increase their daily physical activity and move up the leaderboard. Ranking is based on daily average step count.
Chaye Cabal-Revilla, Chief Finance & Sustainability Officer of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation said mWell is here to provide easy and convenient ways to improve overall health. Cabal-Revilla adds, “Through the mWellness Score, mWell shall empower more people to reduce disease risk and live their best life.”
The mWellness Score was developed in partnership with an award-winning team of doctors and data scientists from Aktivolabs.
Gourab Mukherjee, CEO & Co-Founder of Aktivolabs says, “We at Aktivolabs are committed to support mWell’s mission to transform healthcare delivery in the Philippines. Powered by Aktivolabs, the mWellness Score is a great start to this partnership! Now every Filipino using just a smartphone can make informed lifestyle choices daily to prevent chronic disease and live longer and healthier lives.”
Aside from the mWellness Score, mWell has also made available customized fitness and nutrition programs developed by Olympians and exercise physiologists as well as calorie-controlled recipes created by dietitians and nutritionists.
With the growth of mWell, MPIC Chairman, Manny V. Pangilinan expressed confidence in MPIC group’s newest foray in digital healthcare, “mWell continues to respond to the needs of Filipinos in restoring their health guided by our partner-doctors and improving their overall wellness with help from fitness and nutrition experts.”
“The fully-integrated experience empowers mWell users to be in full control of their health and well-being with just a few clicks, in the comfort of their own home. mWell will be their partner in every stage of their wellness journey,” said MPIC President and CEO Joey Lim.
As it strengthens its wellness offers, mWell continues its mission to restore health through telemedicine. mWell’s growing line-up of partner-doctors includes those from top hospitals such as Makati Medical Center, Cardinal Santos, Asian Hospital and Medical Center De Los Santos Medical Center, Manila Doctors Hospital and Marikina Valley Medical Center.
It is supported by industry and technology stalwarts, including CareSpan, Telus, LotusFlare, Aktivolabs and active8me and runs on fast secure payments via PayMaya.
As part of the MPIC Group, mWell is committed to work towards the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being. It also supports the MVP Group’s Gabay Kalusugan advocacy focusing on quality and affordable healthcare.