Mobile app helps Veteran drop weight and improve health

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Learn more about how the MOVE! Coach app can help Veterans live healthy lifestyles.

U.S. Navy Veteran Richard Dalton readily admits one of his biggest limitations while trying to lose weight was himself. An avid cook, Dalton faced a fourth hip surgery, growing concerns about his glucose levels and caregiving for his 80-year-old mother who needs insulin twice a day.

“I don’t want to have to do that myself someday. That was my biggest inspiration,” he said.

In May 2015, Dalton’s primary care doctor at the Battle Creek Veterans Affairs Medical Center in southern Michigan encouraged him to participate in MOVE!, VA’s in-person weight management program. Having tried MOVE! once before without lasting success, Dalton was ready to try again and was excited to discover the MOVE! Coach App.

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