Have smartphone - will slim?

Issued: Fri, 09 Sep 2016 12:55:00 BST

The ‘helpmedoit’ study, run by the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU), is in the last stages of recruiting men and women interested in taking part in the research. 

If you have a BMI of 30 or more and are interested in losing weight please read on ...

The ‘helpmedoit’ study aims to support people in their weight loss goals by using a new app and info website. The app will allow people to set goals for health eating, physical activity and wellbeing, as well as monitor their progress and sign up ‘helpers’ from their social circle to help support and encourage them. The info website will provide up-to-date information on how best to set goals and make healthy lifestyle changes.

To take part you need:

  • A BMI of 30 or more (if you’re unsure try this online calculator available on the BUPA website
  • Either an iPhone or Android phone (n.b. the app doesn’t work with Windows or Blackberry)
  • Access to the internet
  • To live or work in the Glasgow area
  • To be interested in losing weight

For full details of the study please contact the study manager: Lynsay.Matthews@glasgow.ac.uk, 0141 353 7633. We’d love to hear from you.

You can also follow us on Twitter: @helpmedoitstudy