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HealtheSteps to Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19 on Chronic Disease Risk

COVID-19 Research Area(s): Healthcare Delivery & Policy

HealtheSteps (HeS) is a 6-month lifestyle program that aims to create healthier communities to reduce the risk of chronic diseases (CD). To mitigate the risks associated with physical distancing measures and limited physical activity (PA) as a result of COVID-19, interested participants can enrol in the program, which involves virtual coaching sessions supported by various technologies (app, website) to help participants stay on track with their lifestyle goals. We expect HeS to lessen the effects of reduced PA and social isolation; help community organizations and family physicians effectively support healthy lifestyles; and contribute to CD prevention and management.