Cedars-Sinai provides patients with Fitbits to accelerate recovery

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Getting up and moving after surgery is key in achieving a healthy recovery, yet many patients lack the motivation. In response, physicians at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles have provided patients with Fitbit activity trackers to get patients moving.

Walking around after surgery has proven benefits in the recovery process, and taking only 1,000 steps per day can significantly reduce hospital stays. By providing Fitbits, physicians hope to motivate patients to move after surgery, effectively decreasing hospitalization time and improving overall outcomes.

“It really encourages patients to get out and walk for a reason," said Timothy Daskivich, a doctor at Cedars-Sinai.

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