Second Nature

Version: 5.3.8 | Cost: In App Purchases

Level 2 - General Health
Country: GB
Category: Diet and Weight Loss, Healthy Living
Released: 09/06/2014
Updated: 23/07/2020
Version: 5.3.8
Size: 81mb
Developer: OurPath
Reviewed On: 30/07/2020
This App achieved an ORCHA score of 94%.

It was assessed as a Level 2 App. These apps are focused on general health. They may collect data and they may have a number of more advanced features. Where they collect data we assess their data use policies and compliance with relevant standards. Because they are health focused we also assess their compliance in the Clinical Effectiveness as well as the User Experience domains.

This App doesn’t collect any data and it is therefore only assessed and scored based on its performance in the User Experience and Clinical Assurance sections of our review.

Data Privacy
Not Applicable
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Clinical Assurance
39/40
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User Experience
28.1/30
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Developer description
Second Nature is a weight loss app that helps you build healthy habits. We were the first ever online behavioural change programme to be used by the NHS. How does Second Nature help you lose weight and keep it off? Download the app and try our 12-week programme! GOAL-SETTING Set goals with help from your health coach (we'll keep you motivated along the way!) You can track your weight and activity progress using our scales and tracker or by integrating with the Apple Health app. You can check if you are connected to Apple Health from the Settings page in the Second Nature app or from the Apple Health app itself. SUPPORT Get 1:1 support 5 days a week from an experienced nutritionist who will coach you through the programme. Access peer support from a small group of Second Nature members who will start the programme at the same time as you. Share your achievements and work through challenges together. BUILD HABITS Take things one step at a time! We put a big focus on healthy habits that last. Set habits like meal planning, drinking more water, meditation and increasing your step count. LEARNING Our programme is based on the latest scientific evidence and is used by the NHS. Learn more about nutrition, diabetes, mindset, exercise, sleep and stress with our daily articles. COOKING Get access to over 100 delicious, simple recipes with step-by-step videos. Access our healthy meal plans and meal planner to help with your weight loss. We're not into fad diets or restriction here. Learn the principles of healthy eating without having to count or track. WHY CHOOSE SECOND NATURE? We're trusted by the NHS and we know our programme works. Download our app to try our free or premium programme. Get ready to join thousands of other Second Nature members who’ve successfully used our weight loss app to reach their goals without calorie counting or fad diets.
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Health Tracking
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Health Tracking
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Carer Support
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Data Sharing
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Automated Guidance
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