High-tech tools for exercise motivation: Use and role of technologies such as the internet, mobile applications, social media, and video games

Deborah F. Tate, Elizabeth J. Lyons, Carmina G. Valle

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Abstract

The majority of patients with type 2 diabetes are not active at recommended levels, and many do not have access to behavior change programs to support lifestyle change. Thus, tools and programs designed to promote the adoption and maintenance of physical activity using technology may be helpful. This article reviews the evidence regarding the use of technology tools such as the Internet, mobile applications, social media, and video games and provides suggestions for evaluating the potential benefit of such tools for behavior change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-54
Number of pages10
JournalDiabetes Spectrum
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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