Activ8rlives Case Studies
Alison and my mate Buddy!
Cancer changed my life …
but Cancer did not take my life, it gave me a new one.
Uninvited and unwanted it changed the way my body looked and it changed the way I thought about everything.
But I met the most beautiful people that I would not have otherwise met, I joined Pilates and Yoga classes that I would not have otherwise joined, I was supported by HCCN and trialled the Activ8rlives BuddyBand2 and I love every day and every day is now a good day.
So me and my Buddy go everywhere together, and along with my Personal Trainer to be always there, encourage and guide my appropriate activity levels and my thoughts towards maintaining an active and healthy life it’s a great combination.
Pre cancer, I had for years always maintained an active lifestyle, this consisted of walking – usually 5 miles per day, also supplemented by frequent visits to the Lake District where I walked happily for up to 16miles up and over the fells.
But my activity levels, which I felt were good, were not at all measured or recorded.
Post cancer, I struggled with motivation, concentration and the want to go forward. My BuddyBand2 really helped me regain that motivation and to find the ‘new normal’ it was my constant companion. Buddy was my gentle reminder that if I had been inactive (sitting on my bum) for 60 mins to get up and get moving. It also measured and recorded my daily food diary, every step, calories burnt and distance travelled on my own Activ8rlives personal account. This I found extremely interesting, encouraging and motivational.
Assistance and advice has always been at hand in the form of a dedicated, personal and friendly helpline. In addition, I was blessed with the support from the most fabby Marion, my own personal understanding and supportive trainer and coach. She would regularly check my Activ8rlives account, communicate with me to see what I was up to, how I was doing and to offer any help, guidance and encouragement along the way.
Go Buddy – together we can do it!
Cancer Survivor and lover of every active day!
More Case Studies
Asthma Smart App (Asthma+me) used in primary care avoids presentation to Emergency Department for 6 year old with severe asthma
Moira Gibbons1, Robert Thornton2, Nicki Barker1, Craig Burgess3, Kevin Auton3, Heather Elphick1. 1Department of Respiratory Medicine, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, 2Wath Health Centre, Rotherham and 3Aseptika Ltd, Cambridgeshire Introduction Paediatric asthma is an NHS 10-year (NHS Long-Term) priority1 and innovative approaches to managing the increasing number of children with moderate-to-severe asthma are needed. In […]
Active+me is a programme that combines group exercise classes, health coaching, peer support, PAM (Patient Activation Measure) monitoring and teaching patients how to use Aseptika – Activ8rlives self-care monitoring technology to track their health and wellbeing. The data can also be reviewed remotely by health and care professionals, helping to identify deterioration in conditions more quickly than traditional methods of support.
SwansFan Clocks up 11 Gold Medals Walking with Activ8rlives
Ron aged 86-years young has been walking with an Activ8rlives BuddyBand activity tracker (accelerometer) since early September 2013. He has recently been awarded his eleventh Gold Medal for walking at least 10,000 steps a day for 1,925 days, which equates to about 80+ minutes of walking for Ron on each of those days. In during […]
Living Life Our Way Blood Pressure Review
Having tried out the Activ8rlives Blood Pressure and Heartrate monitor I found it to be a handy device that is quick and easy to set up and simple to use. It is genuinely useful, and is especially good for adults who need to monitor their blood pressure regularly, perhaps due to a previous health condition.
Maggie Johnson – an activated cardiac patient
"It has made me feel much more secure about my health, I can print out the data and take it to the next doctor’s appointment instead of having to remember how I’ve been feeling, it’s all there in black and white. I am sure that doing this programme will keep us all going for a lot longer.”