Technology is making senior citizens of the United States healthier, with wearable fitness technology making it easier to keep track of the exercise seniors get on a daily basis. A lot of seniors can’t exercise like younger people do. Active aging is the concept of seniors taking action to do more around the house so they can function better on a daily basis, using what’s called a “24-hour activity cycle.” Wearable fitness tech is used to track how effective programs that use active aging, and these programs increase life expectancy by about 3 years on average.
- A Fitbit tracker can be a training tool for a younger person, but it can have age appropriate benefits for seniors as well.
- A Director of mobility at Stanford U., Center of Longevity, has been studying the impact of physical movement on health, using trackers, like Fitbit.
- Seniors can achieve wellness goals through small daily activities, chores, walks, that happen in a 24 hour period.
“Data from wearable fitness devices can show the improvement in physical health of the resident.”