Monday, March 6, 2017

Isn't there a pill for that?

MUHC: Should doctors start prescribing steps?

“As physicians, we have to face reality and admit that for many patients, just telling them to be more physically active simply doesn’t work,” says Dr. Kaberi Dasgupta, a physician researcher at the RI-MUHC and principal author of the study. “A lot of people want to be active, but it is very difficult to change health behaviors. The idea in this study is to use step counts almost as a medication.”

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