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Project Step

A FitBit-Based Program for Promoting Physical Activity

Active Project - Now Recruiting

Project Step is a new program that uses FitBit, monetary incentives and text messaging to help you reach your goals.

Regular physical activity has been shown to help with weight control and reducing the risk of diseases like type 2 Diabetes and some types of cancer. Although most individuals are aware of the benefits of physical activity, we know that many people find sticking to a physical activity routine to be difficult. Project Step is designed to test whether several different techniques, like self-monitoring, financial incentives, and feedback, help people to better reach their physical activity goals.

Opportunities to Get Involved

Project Step is recruiting participants for an 8-week study. Study participants will be asked to wear a FitBit (provided by the research team) for 8 weeks, and participants must be able to receive text messages from study staff. All participants will earn approximately $20 for participating.

If you are between 18 and 70 years old, are overweight, are not routinely physically active, and would like to get more information about Project Step and see if you might be eligible, please complete this brief survey of eligibility or email