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New fitness centers cater to aging baby boomers

Gyms run by and for baby boomers.


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.


Five percent of broadband households have digital fitness devices

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


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+.


Is the FitBit One Ready for Senior Living and exercise?

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


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.


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.


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.


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


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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