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Rutgers employees and students who meet eligibility criteria are invited to participate in a research study aimed at improving cardiometabolic risk factors and physical activity habits.
T.H.E.B.E.S.T. consists of:
- Five individual appointments with a registered dietitian (RD) over a 26-week period
- Nutrition-focused health screenings (body fat, waist circumference, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, blood lipids, and glucose).
- On-line access to diet and lifestyle resources and presentations created specifically to participants.
- Optional in-person weekly education sessions for the first 12 weeks.
- Individualized diet counseling and on-going support from the RD during the program
- In-person weigh-ins
- Physical activity tracker (Fitbit ®) for self-monitoring
- The study is limited to Rutgers University employees who are 18-69 years of age on the New Brunswick campus.
- Participants in the study must have a body mass index (BMI) of ≥25 kg/m2 or a waist circumference (WC) of ≥35 inches for women and ≥40 inches for men.
- Not be pregnant or lactating
- Not have had weight loss surgery
- Not have used a Fitbit®
- Answer “no” to the following questions or have received medical clearance for physical activity
- Has your doctor ever said that you have a heart condition and that you should only perform physical activity recommended by a doctor?
- Do you feel pan in your chest when you perform physical activity?
- In the past month, have you had chest pain when you were not performing any physical activity?
- Do you lose your balance because of dizziness or do you ever lose consciousness?
- Do you have a bone or joint problem that could be made worse by a change in your physical activity?
- Is your doctor currently prescribing any medication for your blood pressure or for a heart condition?
- Do you know of any other reason why you should not engage in physical activity?
- **Note: if you have answered “yes” to one or more of the above, consult your physician before engaging in physical activity. Tell your hysician when questions you answered “yes” to. After a medical evaluation, seek advice from your physician on what type of activity is suitable for your current condition.** This condition must be satisfied prior to your baseline appointment
- Attendance at an information session
Tuesday, January 24th @ 12:30-1:30pm Tuesday, January 31st @ 12:30-1:30pm
Room 108A, Medical Education Building Room 108A, Medical Education Building
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place 1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1969 New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1969
**There are 39 spots available for this study and are first come, first served.**
If you are interested in T.H.E.B.E.S.T. and are not able to attend the recruitment session, please contact the registered dietitian (Rachel Griehs, MS, RD, LDN) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-202-4550.