Second Nature overview

Second Nature (formerly known as OurPath) is a smartphone application that coaches and motivates diabetes patients to live a healthier lifestyle. Second Nature is a lifestyle improvement programme, proven to help people reduce the risk and complications of type 2 diabetes.

Second Nature's three-month, online weight loss program offers information and support to help build healthy lifestyle habits. Dependent on subscription, users receive 3G scales and an activity tracker that integrate with its mobile app, so progress can be monitored in real time. The program also comes with a nutritional handbook, recipe book, and the option to integrate third-party fitness applications such as Apple Health and Google Fit. Over 12 weeks, users work with a dedicated health coach to work on activity, balanced meals and mental health. They are also introduced to a support group of peers, and a library of articles with advice and motivation. Upon completion, users can then join the 'Sustain' program if they feel they require further support.

Second Nature is part of the the NHS Apps Library.

The startup claims that around 10,000 of its users reached an average weight loss of 5.9kg at the 3-month mark of its program, and much of the result was sustained a year later. 

Second Nature rebranded in February 2020, announcing $10m in Series A funding alongside its new name. 

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London, United Kingdom

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Key people

Markus Lang Investor, Board Observer
Mike Gibbs Co-founder & President
Chris Edson Co-founder & CEO
Lucanus Polagnoli Board Observer
Philip Edmondson-Jones Non Executive Director