These 5 Apps and Companies Will Actually Pay You to Get Healthy

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You probably already know eating right and exercising make you look and feel better. And that generally maintaining good health will help you save on your medical costs.

But did you know you can also get paid to be healthy?

These are some of our favorite strategies…

1. Get Paid to Lose Weight

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The premise behind HealthyWage is simple, but oh-so-clever: It bets you can’t lose weight.

You pick a goal weight and time frame, as well as the amount you’re willing to bet. HealthyWage’s calculator determines how much prize money it’ll give you if you succeed.

Satisfied with its offer? Make your bet, which is payable upfront or in monthly installments, and start shedding the pounds.

If you reach your goal weight within the allotted time frame — a huge achievement itself! — HealthyWage will pay your prize money via check or Paypal.

For someone who hates to lose (and who hates losing money even more), I can’t think of a better motivator!

2. Get Cash Back For Shopping Organic

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I’m already addicted to earning cash back on my grocery hauls through Ebates.

Right now, Ebates is offering up to 1% cash back on Target purchases, plus free shipping on orders over $35. The best part? You can stock up on organic groceries.

This can be an easy way to get a little cash back for doing something you were already going to do. Plus, you can score a $10 gift card when you sign up and make your first purchase through the Ebates portal.

3. Get Paid to Track Your Fitness

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Are you obsessed with apps to track your health? Then you need to know about this way to link them all together — and earn some dough.

Achievement supports more than 28 other apps, including the Apple Health app for iPhone.

It tracks all of your fitness and nutrition data in one place. When you participate in healthy activities — like going for a run or logging your food — you’ll earn points.

Eventually, you can convert these points into cash or gift cards. Win-win, right?

4. Get Paid to Help Cure Diseases

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Suffer from migraines or arthritis? Local research studies may offer payment or compensation up to $625. These studies help doctors discover better ways to treat — and hopefully eliminate — these conditions.

But even if you’re completely healthy, you can still participate in medical research.

Check out this post about how you can get paid to help cure diseases.

Suffer from migraines or arthritis? Local research studies may offer payment or compensation up to $625. These studies help doctors discover better ways to treat — and hopefully eliminate — these conditions.

But even if you’re completely healthy, you can still participate in medical research.

Check out this post about how you can get paid to help cure diseases.

Being healthy already has so many benefits — and in my opinion, being paid to be healthy is just the cherry on top (sundae optional, of course).

5. Get Paid to Go Green

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OhmConnect is an online service that will reward you in cash and prizes for reducing your energy consumption during specific times of day that it calls #OhmHours.

#OhmHours are when the energy grid is overworking and must rely on dirty power plants to prevent a brownout. Those power plants aren’t really the cleanest, so that’s why it’s important you cut back. This typically occurs once or twice a week in the afternoons or evenings.

So how do you know the energy grid is in overdrive? OhmConnect sends you text or email notifications when #OhmHours are in effect. That’s your cue to to reduce your electricity use for about an hour by turning off lights and appliances or delaying your laundry or dish-washing duties.

Note: OhmConnect can only tap into a few utility companies to monitor your consumption for you. These include California PG&E, SDG&E and SCE customers; as well as Toronto Hydro customers.

Based on how much energy you save, you’ll get rewarded in cash and prizes — like up to $200 a year or even a three-year lease for a Tesla Model S.

Do you think this article might help you put more money in your pocket?