Digital Support Activates Young Elderly to Health--Enhancing Physical Activity

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    There is consensus in health studies that regular physical activity contributes to better health in both the short and long term. In the ongoing DigitalWells research program, we focus on getting young elderly, the 60-75 years age group, to adopt physical activity as part of their daily routines. Growing evidence shows that running viable and effective combinations of regular physical activity forms are health-enhancing if they are exercised long enough and with sufficient intensity. We developed and implemented a digital support platform to guide young elderly towards health-enhancing physical activity and searched for drivers that could get both the platform and health-enhancing physical activity programs accepted and adopted for sustained use. In this paper we work out the design and functions of the platform and explore ways to combine technology- and psychology-based drivers to get physical activity adopted as daily routine and digital support technology accepted among young elderly.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the MCCSIS 2022 Conference/E-Health 2022
    EditorsPiet Kommers, Mario Macedo
    PublisherIadis press
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-989-8704-40-5
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventMCCSIS 2022 Conference/E-Health 2022 - Lisbon, Portugal
    Duration: 19 Jul 202221 Feb 2023


    ConferenceMCCSIS 2022 Conference/E-Health 2022


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