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New fitness centers cater to aging baby boomers

Gyms run by and for baby boomers.

05/13/2013

Fitbit Flex commercially launches with Bluetooth 4.0, active minutes tracking

Fitbit has commercially launched its first wristworn activity and sleep tracking device, Fitbit Flex.

05/06/2013

Five percent of broadband households have digital fitness devices

5 percent of households with broadband internet have at least one digital fitness device.

05/02/2013

These Videogame Sites Are for 'Mature' Audiences Only

Video gamers are extending their playing days in virtual versions of the 'senior' leagues, that is, people age 25+.

02/19/2013

Is the FitBit One Ready for Senior Living and exercise?

Not just yet -- but the next version, maybe.

02/01/2013

Wearables, fitness and activity tracking for seniors -- nowhere in mHealth

Wearables – they’re all the rage now.  A $1.5 billion market by 2014, or maybe $6 billion by 2016. That number includes products that are not yet on the market like Google Glass which is due out late 2013 or early 2014. Pogue describes a prototype which has packed “memory, a processor, a camera, speaker and microphone, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi antennas, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and a battery, all inside the earpiece.” Good luck to us unlucky enough to be in a car while you are enjoying this power.  Today's texting distractions have drivers swiveling all over the highways, walkers slamming into telephone poles and joggers tripping over tree roots. >>> Read more . . .

Hacker uses a Kinect to help his mom use email after a stroke

Kinect-enabled interface that lets her move her hand around a series of simple icons that can create an e-mail.

09/08/2012

Exercise, Leisure Activities & Social Connections Linked to Longevity

A new study of seniors age 75 or older found that participants who were active physically, mentally, and socially were most likely to live past age 90.

09/06/2012

Wii Fit -- Key to preventing falls in seniors

Researcher: Wii balance boards are not expensive as far as scientific and fitness equipment go, he said, and they are relatively accessible.

08/16/2012

Annual Survey Finds More than Half of 100-Year-Olds are Exercising Nearly Every Day

06/07/2012

Centenarians cite physical activity, social connections (but not social media) as keys to a quality life in seventh annual UnitedHealthcare 100@100 survey
MINNETONKA, Minn. (June 7, 2012) – A new survey finds the nation’s centenarians are just as active – physically and socially – as boomers half their age. More than half of the 100 centenarians polled in UnitedHealthcare’s seventh annual 100@100 survey say they exercise almost every day. >>> Read more . . .

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