Welcome to HealtheSteps®

HealtheSteps® is a healthy living program that helps individuals to 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 have spent over
10 years empirically testing and improving the HealtheSteps® Program.

HealtheSteps® 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 physical activity levels and reduce sedentary behaviour; increase exercise levels; improve eating habits; and improve mental wellbeing. The program also includes access to the HealtheSteps® smartphone app to help participants keep track of their progress with their goals.

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

We acknowledge that the land pictured above is on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Watch the video below to learn more about HealtheSteps®

 

HealtheSteps® Smartphone App

HealtheSteps® is enhanced by health technologies and virtual delivery options to support active and healthy living within the comfort of your own home or community space. The program also includes access to complimentary smartphone app to help participants keep track of their progress with their goals set during coaching sessions.

Download for free on iPhone (http://apple.co/1Q1IF0M) and Android (http://bit.ly/1LqamzK) devices.

Participants in the HealtheSteps® Program:

  • Receive 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

Coaches in the HealtheSteps® Program:

  • Use a proprietary coaching protocol to improve the health of those around them.
  • Join a network of HealtheSteps® coaches, including: undergraduate medical students, residents, undergraduate and graduate allied health students, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, fitness instructors, support staff, and others looking to improve 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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