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Table 1 Examples of text messages used in the WiBEEP pilot study

From: Combining Wireless Technology and Behavioral Economics to Engage Patients (WiBEEP) with cardiometabolic disease: a pilot study

 At your next meal, and every day, fill half of your plate with fruits and vegetables.
 At your next meal, stay away from processed (white) carbohydrates.
 Choose fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon, trout, and herring.
 Take the stairs. Your body and your brain will thank you!
 Do not forget to exercise today. Exercise lowers risk of stroke.
 Today, round up a friend or family member and walk. Team sport is fun!
Medication adherence
 Hello [NAME], remember to take your medicines today at [TIME].
 Medications work best if taken at a particular time. Don't forget your medications today.
 Use a pillbox with compartments for each day: it prevents double doses.