Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal, Centre de réadaptation cardio-respiratoire Jean-Jacques-Gauthier


Health behaviour

Recruitment status

Recruitment complete, follow-up currently in progress


The ACCELERATION project aims to improve risk factors associated with chronic disease (cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes) with a structured 12-week exercise and education program. To change long term lifestyle habits such as encouraging people to exercise more, ideally more than 150 minutes per week, increase fruit and vegetable consumption, ideally to at least 5 servings per day, quit or reduce tobacco smoking, and moderate alcohol consumption. Exercise sessions are supervised by kinesiologists at the Centre de réadaptation Jean-Jacques-Gauthier (located in the Cartierville YMCA). Participants receive a personalised education program, and attend education sessions on nutrition, exercise and stress management. Three thousand (3,000) people (at least 300 at Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal) from four Canadian provinces will participate in this project in the course of its 3 years.