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October 21, 2019

Smartphone App Encourages Physical Activity, Study Finds

As little as a daily ping on your phone can boost physical activity, researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine and their collaborators report in a new study.

The finding comes by way of the first entirely digital, randomized clinical trial, which sought to answer two overarching questions: Is it feasible to successfully run an entirely digital, randomized clinical trial? And is it possible to encourage people to exercise more by using a smartphone app?

Read more about this and other stories in the latest edition of Inside Stanford Medicine.