“We have to face reality and admit that for many patients, just telling them to be more physically active simply doesn’t work. A lot of people want to be active, but it is very difficult to change health behaviours. The idea is to use step counts almost as a medication.”
– Dr. Kaberi Dasgupta, Lead investigator of SMARTER
A Prescription With Legs
A study from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) shows that physician-delivered step count prescriptions, combined with the use of a pedometer, can lead to a 20 per cent increase in daily steps, as well as measurable health benefits, such as lower blood sugar and lower insulin resistance, for patients with hypertension and/or type 2 diabetes.
Yvonne: SMARTER was just the motivation I needed!
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