It’s always cool to get validation for doing the work you do. Well, a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association did just that for Nexercise and other fitness techies. Exercise expert Steven Blair of the University of South Carolina produced the study, which shows that fitness level is a strong indicator in judging longevity for older adults.
The study tracked more than 2,600 men and women age 60 and older, examining how physical fitness and body fat affected their death rates over 12 years. The participants’ fitness was gauged by using a treadmill test, seeing how long they could walk while the treadmill’s incline increased. Those participants in the lowest fifth in terms of fitness had a death rate four times higher than those ranked in the top fifth of fitness.
Nexercise is built on the premise of “15 minutes of change.” We don’t believe there’s a magic bullet that will dramatically alter the average person’s lifestyle habits; however, we do believe that if you can muster just 15 minutes of activity, you should be rewarded and have a bit of fun while doing it. We’re not alone in our approach. Other fitness and biosensor products that also track an individual’s wellness operate under the same premise that if the technology can make people more aware of their habits, then they just may change them, even if it was a slow change.
We’re working to make living a healthier lifestyle fun and affordable. If Blair’s study has merit, it looks like Nexercise just might save lives, too.
- How Exercise Affects Longevity (brighthub.com)
- Study Gives ‘Striking’ Snapshot of Stroke Prognosis (webmd.com)
- Large Study: Just a Little Bit of Extra Weight May Shorten Life (aolhealth.com)