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Wearable device and telephone coaching helps increase physical activity: study

2 May 2019
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By Kate McDonald

The use of wearable fitness technology added to a coaching program helps to improve the amount of physical activity done by cancer survivors, a new study shows.

Cancer Council Victoria is running the ACTIVity And TEchnology (ACTIVATE) trial, which is studying the use of the Garmin vivofit 2 device as an intervention for breast cancer survivors, and last week published a new study in the journal Cancer that showed wearing a fitness band increased levels of physical activity by more than an hour a week, as well as decreasing sitting time.

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