Navigation Links
Miriam Hospital researchers develop app focused on making obese adults less sedentary
Date:6/26/2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. Even individuals who exercise a lot can be at risk for health problems if they also spend a lot of time in sedentary behaviors, such as sitting. More sedentary time, regardless of physical activity levels, is associated with greater risk for obesity, cardiovascular disease and mortality. However, a smartphone-based intervention developed by researchers at The Miriam Hospital can produce short-term reductions in sedentary behavior that may be effective in improving health. The findings of a study that utilized this app are published in PLOS ONE, a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science.

Dale Bond, Ph.D., and Graham Thomas, Ph.D., lead researchers and faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at The Miriam Hospital's Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center, worked with their colleagues to develop a smartphone-based intervention, or smartphone app, to reduce the amount of time obese individuals sit or recline while awake. The average American adult spends upward of 60 percent of his or her awake time being sedentary, and this low-cost intervention could be made accessible to a large segment of the population using a device they already own.

"Almost everyone knows that physical activity is important," said Bond, "but it's not widely recognized that someone who runs five miles in the evening but spends the rest of the day sitting at a desk can be putting their health at risk. That smartphone you use so often throughout the day could now actually help to improve your health."

The smartphone app, "B-Mobile," was tested in a study of primarily middle-aged women who were obese, although the intervention can be applied to those who are not obese. The app automatically monitored the time participants spent being sedentary, and after an extended period with no activity, prompted participants via a tone paired with motivational messages to get up and walk around
'/>"/>

Contact: Elena Falcone-Relvas
efalconerelvas@lifespan.org
401-793-7484
Lifespan
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Miriam Hospital researchers analyze AUDs, sexual behavior among South African men
2. Miriam Hospital study shows how to make statewide health campaigns more effective
3. Miriam Hospital receives 8th consecutive award for quality care
4. Miriam Hospital receives renewal of NIH grant for AIDS Clinical Trials Group
5. Miriam Hospital study shows social gaming site effective weight loss tool
6. Miriam Hospital study links intimate partner violence and risk of HIV
7. Miriam Hospital researcher awarded $2.9 million NIH grant to study impact of maternal smoking
8. Miriam researcher helps develop global hepatitis C recommendations for injection-drug users
9. Miriam study reveals financial benefits of a plant-based, Mediterranean diet
10. Miriam researchers urge physicians to ask younger men about erectile dysfunction symptoms
11. St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital names James R. Downing, M.D., CEO
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/6/2015)... (PRWEB) May 06, 2015 National Physical ... (FOH) agency, operating within the U.S. Department of Health ... as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. It ... and its importance to health. Throughout the month ... well, and get fit. , The HHS details the ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... Most people in the United States will ... care after age 65. But less than half of people ... even talking about it, reports the May 2015 Harvard ... problems. One is losing control over the care they'll receive. ... David Grabowski, a professor of health care policy at Harvard ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today ... Inc. of Fairfax, VA, a digital health company that ... , Chronic wounds include pressure, venous, and diabetic ulcers, ... 6.5 million U.S. patients, costing over $25 billion. ... Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC), e-Kare has ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... VA (PRWEB) May 06, 2015 Spiking drug ... according to a new survey by The Senior Citizens ... drug coverage report higher co-pays and co-insurance costs than expected ... The reason for the cost spikes may be tough for ... Sky - high drug prices are commonly associated with brand ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... 2015 Geoff Hanson is no stranger to ... now takes his first head coaching assignment at Western State ... and diving coach, The Mountaineers finished sixth at the Rocky ... process. , Hanson was a four-year letter winner and ... All-American and a Pac-10 Conference finalist for four years. Hanson ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Narconon Arrowhead Issues Guide for Physical Fitness and Sports Month 2Health News:Narconon Arrowhead Issues Guide for Physical Fitness and Sports Month 3Health News:Start Planning Now for Long-Term Care, from the May 2015 Harvard Health Letter 2Health News:CIT GAP Funds Invests in e-Kare 2Health News:CIT GAP Funds Invests in e-Kare 3Health News:New Survey By The Senior Citizens League Reveals 61% Had Higher Than Expected Medicare Part D Costs In 2014 2Health News:New Survey By The Senior Citizens League Reveals 61% Had Higher Than Expected Medicare Part D Costs In 2014 3Health News:US Sports Camps and Nike Swim Camps Partner with Geoff Hanson to Offer Swim Camps at Western State Colorado Univeristy 2
... The ,Help is Here Express, bus tour will be stopping ... July 3 at various cities in order to help uninsured ... prescription medicines for free or nearly free. With the state,s ... a year ago, the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) is ...
... by the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at ... million National Institutes of Health-funded study. They will ... Alzheimer,s disease (AD) to document how restored vision improves ... "This project addresses a major social justice issue in ...
... like white bread and corn flakes aren,t good for cardiac ... University now shows exactly how these high carb foods increase ... arteries of students eating a variety of foods, Dr. Michael ... the Heart Institute of Sheba Medical Center with collaboration ...
... Power of Community , , Multi-Platform Campaign Incorporates ... PARK, Calif., June 25 Today, leading U.S. ... Black Americans in response to AIDS and promote specific calls-to-action ... Greater Than AIDS - ...
... attention-disorder symptoms, study suggests , THURSDAY, June 25 ... be associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been identified ... known to be involved in learning, behavior, brain function ... link them to ADHD. The findings appear in the ...
... Foundation for Digestive Health and Nutrition (FDHN) has named ... the Mary Terese Hartzheim Award for Neuroendocrine Tumor Research. ... interested in researching carcinoid or neuroendocrine tumors. Dr. Choi ... instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston. He ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared to Help South Dakota Workers Hurt by Recession 2Health News:Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared to Help South Dakota Workers Hurt by Recession 3Health News:Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared to Help South Dakota Workers Hurt by Recession 4Health News:Will individuals with Alzheimer's disease benefit from cataract surgery? 2Health News:Will individuals with Alzheimer's disease benefit from cataract surgery? 3Health News:Your arteries on Wonder bread 2Health News:New Media-Led Effort Responds to AIDS Crisis in Black America 2Health News:New Media-Led Effort Responds to AIDS Crisis in Black America 3Health News:New Media-Led Effort Responds to AIDS Crisis in Black America 4Health News:New Media-Led Effort Responds to AIDS Crisis in Black America 5Health News:New Media-Led Effort Responds to AIDS Crisis in Black America 6Health News:Hundreds of Genes Could Be Linked to ADHD 2Health News:The AGA Foundation awards grant to Dr. Michael Choi to further his research on carcinoid tumors 2
(Date:5/6/2015)... -- NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM ), a ... quarter financial results that exceed the top end of ... first quarter of 2015 increased 10 percent to $79.5 ... first quarter of 2014. The Company,s revenue guidance range ... million.  The increase was driven by outperformance in the ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... 6, 2015 Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... new drug delivery and device innovation center in ... that will help attract top scientists and bioengineers, as ... The Lilly Cambridge Innovation Center, a makerspace ... experts and organizations to explore how emerging technologies and ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... DALLAS , May 6, 2015 ... report "Protein Purification & Isolation Market by Technology ... Affinity Chromatography) by Product (Instruments, Kits, Reagents, Resins) ... to 2020 ", published by MarketsandMarkets,  the global Protein ... 3,970 Million in 2014 and is expected to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:NxStage Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results And Exceeds Guidance 2NxStage Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results And Exceeds Guidance 3NxStage Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results And Exceeds Guidance 4NxStage Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results And Exceeds Guidance 5NxStage Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results And Exceeds Guidance 6NxStage Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results And Exceeds Guidance 7NxStage Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results And Exceeds Guidance 8NxStage Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results And Exceeds Guidance 9NxStage Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results And Exceeds Guidance 10NxStage Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results And Exceeds Guidance 11Eli Lilly and Company Reveals Plan for Innovation Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts 2Eli Lilly and Company Reveals Plan for Innovation Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts 3Protein Purification and Isolation Market Worth $6,370 Million by 2020 2Protein Purification and Isolation Market Worth $6,370 Million by 2020 3Protein Purification and Isolation Market Worth $6,370 Million by 2020 4
... Positive results from the initial Phase 1 clinical trial ... Sanaria® PfSPZ Vaccine are published today in the online issue ... "This is the first indication that a highly effective malaria ... Plasmodium falciparum malaria in geographically defined areas and ...
... WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2011 As the country,s economic ... to new research from the National Association ... 517 new drugstores have opened in the last two ... alone.   "This new drugstore research runs ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Initial Trial of Sanaria's Malaria Vaccine Yields Positive Results 2Initial Trial of Sanaria's Malaria Vaccine Yields Positive Results 3Initial Trial of Sanaria's Malaria Vaccine Yields Positive Results 4
... Auto Suture™ Laparofan™ single-use laparoscopic fan ... surgery. It is indicated for endoscopic ... an alternative to insufflation., ,The ... is designed to be used in ...
SOLOS Endoscopy shares your commitment to provide every patient with the highest quality care available through our ongoing research and development of advanced surgical instruments and diagnostic so...
Ethicon Endo-Surgery provides disposable handheld instruments that provide reliable, precise performance every time. Our handheld instruments come in 5mm and 10mm sizes....
... The Auto Suture™ ... inclusive of five (5) ... application in a variety ... urologic, colorectal and other ...
Medicine Products: