Top 5 Tools for Creating Health Habits

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Top 5 Tools for Creating Health Habits

  1. 1. Top 5 tools for creating  health habits! Shubha Lakshmi Bhat Stanford Medical School, Year 1 habits.stanford.edu May 4, 2010
  2. 2. Expert Focus <ul><li>Demographic - Patients enrolled in clinical trials </li></ul><ul><li>Task- Adhere to the prescribed distribution of macronutrients (carbs, proteins, and fats) in their study diet.  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Channels - Google apps </li></ul><ul><li>Technique - Remind and track </li></ul>
  3. 3. Tool 1 : Google calendar pop-up reminder <ul><li>The pop-up will remind you to plan the next day's meal when you are not hungry! This helps you stick to your regimen. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Tool 2 : Place your macronutrient report card on your g-chat status <ul><li>Having your progress visible to your friends holds you accountable. You can even write in your status: &quot;ask me how im doing!&quot; </li></ul>
  5. 5. Tool 3 : Invite your friends (over gmail) to a self-congratulatory party before you accomplish your goal <ul><li>You are more likely to stick to the diet if you know your friends are counting on celebrating your accomplishment in the future. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Tool 4 : Google chrome bookmarks <ul><li>Set a your macronutrient report card as one of your Google Chrome bookmarks. That way you are reminded and more likely to open the site every day. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Tool 5 : Post pics of your meals on Google's Picasaweb <ul><li>Pics are proof so you feel more compelled to show the good side of yourself to yourself and your friends. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Summary + google calendar, g-chat, gmail, picasaweb, chrome Contact [email_address] to find out more ways that patients can use Google apps to help them adhere to strict diets as part of their clinical trial!

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