The Lifestyle & Cardiometabolic Research Unit
A research study encouraging a small change approach to sustain healthy behaviours
Phone: (613) 533-3062
School of Kinesiology
& Health Studies
Lifestyle & Cardiometabolic
28 Division Street
LCRU in the News
High vs Low Intensity, which is best?
Check out Time Magazine's article from our previous study, SERENA.
For the full journal article, check out:
Annals of Internal Medicine
Watch Dr. Ross and our behavioural interventionist, Stephanie, on CKWS!
Check out the article published about our study in the Kingston Whig-Standard:
"Small change, big gain"
Welcome to the ENGAGE Research Study at Queen's University
Obesity is a major risk factor for disease and a public health problem. Recent information suggests that while it is possible for most overweight adults to lose a substantial amount of weight, maintaining the weight loss for any extended time (2 to 3 years) is very difficult. This is because trying to maintain big changes in exercise and/or eating behaviour is very difficult in today’s environment that makes sustaining big changes in behaviour (example: eat a lot less or exercise a lot more) very hard.
Therefore, you are invited to participate in a study to assess the making of small changes in eating and exercise behaviour on weight loss over three (3) years. The results of the study may have important implications for development of public health messages and clinical guidelines for prevention and treatment of obesity through small changes in both exercise and eating habits.
You will be asked to participate in a two-year intervention (with a one year follow up) designed to promote small changes in physical activity (increase step count by 2000 steps) and diet (reduce calories by 100/day) among inactive obese adults . The goal of the study is to reduce body weight by making small changes in daily physical activity and/or diet. By volunteering to participate in this study, your name will be selected by chance and placed into one of the following two groups:
1. Small Change Intervention Group
2. Usual Care Control Group
You will not be able to choose which group you will be in..
There is NO cost for you to participate
If you are interested in participating, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (613) 533-3062.
Or, you can fill out the form below and a member of the ENGAGE team will contact you shortly.