Automated reminders encourage walking as exercise

12/7/2007 | Yahoo!

A study from Stanford University has shown that calls from a computerized system that encourage walking are motivation enough to get sedentary people moving. Participants in the Community Health Advice by Telephone program who received calls from a computer logged an average of 157 minutes of exercise per week and human calls prompted about 171 minutes per week, while those who received no calls averaged 118 minutes per week.

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