JointHealth™ express   October 9, 2015

Want to be a Walk10Blocks app tester?

Join the Walk10Blocks community to help us help you improve your brain and joint health.

We all know walking is good for your health. Research shows that even walking 10 city blocks a day, equivalent to about 2,000 – 3,000 steps or 1 km, can help delay dementia and may help improve cardiovascular and joint health over time.

Arthritis Consumer Experts has partnered with the Canadian Association for Retired Persons (CARP) and the Alzheimer's Society of BC to develop an easy-to-use iPhone app to help people become more physically active through walking called "Walk10Blocks." This innovative project is supported by ICON (Improving Cognitive & Joint Health Network), a 3-year knowledge translation network research study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Arthritis Consumer Experts invites people to join the "Walk10Blocks" community and test the app, which will guide us in the development of the full version to be released on the iTunes store early next year. To be one of the first Canadians to test this app during a seven-day trial, all you need is an iPhone 5s or 6 running iOS8 or later and five minutes of your time every other day to answer brief survey questions about your experience using the test app.

To receive a special invite to download the "Walk10Blocks" test app, please click here. Once you have accepted the invite and downloaded the app, you will have 7 days to test the app. After your trial period ends, you will not be able to access the app. The last available date to start your seven-day trial is November 1, 2015.