Rewarding healthy behaviour

Toronto Rehab researchers have partnered with industry and government agencies to develop the Carrot Rewards app. The app rewards Canadians for healthy behaviours, such as walking and getting the flu shot, with rewards for gas, air travel, groceries, and movies.

"The majority of Canadians are living with one or more behavioural risks for chronic disease, such as lack of physical activity or smoking," says Dr. Paul Oh, Medical Director, Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program, Toronto Rehab, UHN. "Technologies that are engaging and can help change behaviours, like the Carrot Rewards app, can potentially reduce the burden of chronic diseases."

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You can learn more about how to adopt a healthy lifestyle at Toronto Rehab’s Cardiac College or Sun Life Financial Diabetes College.

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