Welcome to HealtheSteps™

HealtheSteps™ is a healthy living program that helps individuals move more, sit less, and eat healthier
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About HealtheSteps™

The HealtheSteps™ Program was designed by physician and scientist Dr. Robert Petrella
and builds on the idea of “exercise as medicine”. Dr. Petrella and his team has spent over
10 years empirically testing and improving the HealtheSteps™ Program.

HeS is currently being delivered as a free, virtual or in-person, 6-month healthy lifestyle program, providing adults (18+) with a specific plan of action to improve their PA levels and reduce their sedentary behaviour; increase their exercise levels; improve their eating habits; and improve their mental wellbeing. The program also includes access to the HealtheSteps smartphone app to help participants keep track of their progress with their goals.

Currently, HeS is being delivered virtually to adults living in British Columbia and Ontario by undergraduate medical students and kinesiology students at the University of British Columbia and Western University. Patient and self-referrals to participate in the program are welcome!

About the HealtheSteps™ Program:
Participants in the HealtheSteps™ Program:
Coaches in the HealtheSteps™ Program:
  • An evidence-based, community-focused, lifestyle prescription program
  • For anyone wanting to improve their health behaviours and lower their risk for chronic disease
  • Empowered by health technologies (such as the interactive mobile phone application) that support healthy living
  • Receive individualized healthy living prescriptions for weekly exercise, daily step count, mindfulness and healthy eating.
  • Are helped by an in-person or virtual coach to set healthy living plans and goals that are specific to them
  • Use a proprietary coaching protocol to improve the health of those around them.
  • HealtheSteps™ coaches have included nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, office workers, and others simply concerned about the health of those in their community
About the HealtheSteps™ Program:
  • An evidence-based, community-focused, lifestyle prescription program
  • For anyone wanting to improve their health behaviours and lower their risk for chronic disease
  • Empowered by health technologies (such as the interactive mobile phone application) that support healthy living
Participants in the HealtheSteps™ Program:
  • Receive individualized healthy living prescriptions for weekly exercise, daily step count, and healthy eating
  • Are helped by an in-person or virtual coach to set healthy living plans and goals that are specific to them
Coaches in the HealtheSteps™ Program:
  • Use a proprietary coaching protocol to improve the health of those around them
  • HealtheSteps™ coaches have included nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, office workers, and others simply concerned about the health of those in their community

OUR PARTNERS

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