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Gamifying Accelerometer Use Increases Physical Activity Levels of Sedentary Office Workers

**BACKGROUND:** Sedentary work is hazardous. Over 80% of all US jobs are predominantly sedentary, placing full-time office workers at increased risk for cardiovascular and metabolic morbidity and mortality. Thus, there is a critical need for …

The effect of automated text messaging and goal setting on pedometer adherence and physical activity in patients with diabetes: A randomized controlled trial

**INTRODUCTION:** Activity-monitoring devices may increase activity, but their effectiveness in sedentary, diseased, and less-motivated populations is unknown. METHODS: Subjects with diabetes or pre-diabetes were given a Fitbit and randomized into …