Helping the Older Population Obtain a Healthy Lifestyle Or how to help a Baby-Boomer navigate the world of 21st century fitness and nutrition electronic/computerized applications and obtain a healthy lifestyle
Problems with the Fitness Industry and Media Presentations How an older client may perceive advertisements and media from the Fitness Industry.
Fitness Industry Geared towards a younger generation
Additional problems High expectations from advertisement(s) Sense of failure if unable to complete the program, dvd, etc.
Dietsone size does not fit all Jenny Craig Sensa Mediterannean Vegetarian (and variations of) Weight Watchers High protein, low fat, low carb, glycemic index, etc
Starting the path to a healthy lifestyle Beginnings based on a solid foundation are more likely to succeed.
Self-monitoring: An important factor for weight loss Adherence to dietary self-monitoring strongly predicted weight loss at all time points Lora E. Burke, PhD, MPH, Mindi A. Styn, PhD, Susan M. Sereika, PhD, Molly B. Conroy, MD, MPH, Lei Ye, BMed, Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, Mary Ann Sevick, ScD, Linda J. Ewing, PhDUsingmHealth Technology to Enhance Self-Monitoring for Weight Loss: A Randomized TrialAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 43, Issue 1, July 2012, Pages 20–26http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2012.03.016Article history Available online 14 June 2012
Begin the right way Doctor visit
Nutrition – food choices Nutritionist/food specialist Onlineassistance through nutrition sites
Smart-phones With-you-everywhere fitness and healthy eating applications
Easy to use applicationsFor older clients that have some technical knowledge and are not afraid to use it. Runkeeper.com Basic and user friendly
Easy to use applications, cont. Fitocracy.com Fitness as a game
Easy to use applications, cont. Myfitnesspal.com Includes a food journal
Easy to use applications, cont. Pinterest is another easy to use application that allows the user to find healthy information including:
Overweight, out of shape and old(er) Need more attention and assistance. Can learn new things (with a patient and caring instructor). Need to age well and be healthy to keep from over-burdening health system. Pictures in this presentation obtained from either Google.com or Bing.com images