Looking to lose weight, increase activity? CHIP needs you!

Posted on Friday, October 11, 2013

4301-AC-HEALTHY-AGINGAre you looking to lose weight or increase your level of activity? Do you know someone who would like reduce their risk for developing heart disease? If so, you, or the person you know, may be eligible for the McGill CHIP web-based health improvement program. The CHIP people are evaluating the usefulness of an e-health website to improve cardiovascular risk factors through lifestyle changes.

The program is offering access to an online lifestyle management program for individuals between the ages of 30 and 75. If you are sedentary, have access to the internet and have at least one of the following health issues: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, excess body weight, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or smoke cigarettes, you may be eligible to participate in this study. The program is free of charge.

Participants will use the website daily to improve their eating and exercise habits as well as other aspects of healthy living. They will be asked to participate in online challenges to motivate them to make lifestyle changes. Participants will meet with a health professional three times within the six-month time period as well as receive monthly guidance and support by phone or email for the website.

This program is a research initiative led by Dr. Steven Grover, Professor of Medicine, McGill University and Medical Director at the McGill Comprehensive Health Improvement Program (CHIP) with funding from the Canadian Institute of Health Research.

If you are interested in participating and would like to find out if you are eligible, please email Lisa Rutledge, project research coordinator. If you have further questions, please email Lisa or call 514-846-7973 ext. 228. For more on the CHIP program, click here.


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