Activ8rlives Case Studies
Like so many others, we are a busy working family. No time to exercise, too busy to eat the right food and storing up health problems for our futures.
What shocked us into action was the effect this was having on our children as well as ourselves.
Our kids were storing up health issues – and we were the problem, not them!
Individually, we tried diets, pre-measured food in packets and gyms, but found that only when we improved our life style together as a family, that positive changes were achieved.
These were small changes – no big deal and a lot of fun.
The key challenge was finding time to be active. So we had to reinvent our schedule as a family. My youngest daughter goes to a school too far away to walk. So we drive within 1 mile and walk the rest. What we call our “Park and stride.” This one simple change to our routine has made a big difference for myself and for my daughter (who really is the inspiration behind what we have developed). This simple action gives me a budget of 5,000 steps – about 40% of what I need each day to stay healthy. At the same time, we became very mindful of what we were eating and had to make some small, but really important changes. This self monitoring of food intake became the Food Diary. The weight fell off and stayed off, but everyday, we work at staying well. It is not always easy, but it is achievable.
We take it one day at a time. Everyday is a new opportunity.
From our own experience of reintroducing the healthy lifestyle we once had when we were younger, we developed a method which has now been ‘hard coded’ as Activ8rlives.
We work with all ‘delivery channels’ so that the tools we find empowering are shared with others. We actively participant in groups within Activ8rlives as this keeps us focused on staying healthy and well – one day at a time.
We choose to be active, to eat well and to stay healthy. This is the way that worked for us and now we share our technique with others. It will work for you if you engage, join with others in groups and keep going.
Making small changes can make a very big difference. My weight decreased from 101Kg to 86Kg. I try to maintain this weight, one day at a time.
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.”