About This Study

 

Do you need help meeting the basic daily exercise requirement? If you do, then Walk10Blocks is the app for you! Walk10Blocks is the first app designed specifically to help adults get off the couch, start walking and contribute to ground breaking research at the same time.

Research has shown that walking 10 blocks a day, about 1 km or 0.6 miles, may help delay or minimize risk of dementia and help improve cardiovascular and joint health over time.

Walk10Blocks helps you set reasonable walking goals and move from the couch to 10 blocks through motivating, friendly alerts. Based on data from your iPhone, the Walk10Blocks app helps you track your walking activity with easy-to-read measurements and record your important feedback to questionnaires.

When you use the Walk10Blocks app, you also are partnering with the research team from Arthritis Research Canada, Arthritis Consumer Experts, Alzheimer Society of B.C and Canadian Association of Retired Persons, who is studying the benefits of walking for adults who are inactive, older and at risk for or struggling with arthritis or dementia.