Pedometers help elderly move

A recent study by Australian researchers offers a way to motivate seniors to increasetheir daily exercise by using a pedometer.  This visual monitor  offers a positive feedback and countsthe number of steps walked.  The researchers found that the pedometer groupwas significantly more motivated to increase activity level. What other strategies can be used to motivate seniors to exercise more?

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/31/us-pedometer-study-idUSBRE84U0V020120531

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: