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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Multiphase Optimization Trial of Incentives for Veterans to Encourage Walking
Principal Investigator:

Paul L. Hebert

Location: Seattle, WA
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: August 2020 - July 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $378,308
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Regular physical activity (PA) is associated with reduced mortality and lower risks of many diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and depression. Guidelines recommend adults should engage in moderate exercise, such as walking, for at least 150 minutes per week in episodes of at least 10 minutes duration. A typical adult can reach this threshold by walking 7,000 steps per day. Unfortunately, only 5% of adults in the United States meet these requirements, and more than 1...

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