Activ8rlives Case Studies

 

Sandra and Ron

Sandra and Ron are retired. Sandra helps 80 year old Ron to be active by monitoring the number of steps he takes every day with the Activ8rlives system. They spend the winter months in Malta and the summer in the UK. Sandra immediately noticed that Ron’s daily activity was influenced by the climate and day length. During their time in Malta, Ron typically achieves 12,000 steps per day but as soon as he returns to the UK in March, his activity levels decrease by 50% and gradually increases again as it becomes warmer and the day length increases.

By working together and through self monitoring, Sandra and Ron have learned about their activity patterns and are working on simple ways to make small changes during colder weather. Ron is well on his way to achieving a Gold Medal with Activ8rlives, which means he would have completed 175 days of doing 10,000 steps a day, which equates to about 80 minutes of walking for Ron on each of those days.

Sandra explained: “When Ron goes to the out of town supermarket he always parks far away from the entrance so he has a good walk and the same when he is in town, he will park in side streets away from the town centre and walk into town. If the weather is fine he will walk down to get the newspapers instead of using the car. It all helps!” And saves on parking charges too!

Activ8lives says: If we are as active as Ron is when we are 80 years of age, we will be very pleased with ourselves. Research studies consistently demonstrate that being active in later life and in retirement wards off dementia and signs of old age – much more so than doing brain training exercises or the crossword. It also helps us to control our long-term health conditions that we tend to develop during later life.

Keep it going Ron and Sandra – what a great example to us all.

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