Preventive Cardiology iHealth Presentation - The Implementation of Wearable Fitness Technology on the Reduction of Risk Factors for Cardiovascular

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The Implementation of Wearable Fitness Technology on the Reduction of Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) ABSTRACT Janine Albert, Leon Novak, Rishi Parikh, Najee Wilson, and Olivia Zhang BACKGROUND INTRODUCTION RESULTS DISCUSSION METHODS AND MATERIALS REFERENCES With the advent of wearable technology, numerous studies have contended the correlation between routine physical activity and reduced risk factors for cardiovascular disease, speci±cally those with preventable conditions of habits. In this study, ±ve subjects were supplied with iHealth Physical Activity and Sleep trackers over a period of ±ve days in an e²ort to compile data regarding the relationship between physical activity, energy expenditure, and cardiovascular health. Upon analysis, increased caloric use and decreased heart rates, both resting and exercise, suggested that physical exercise o²ers a practical means of managing risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a broad diagnosis used to describe heart and blood vessel diseases that contribute to many physiological di³culties. Attributable for approximately 610,000 deaths in the United States alone, cardiovascular disease encompasses conditions from heart attacks and strokes to arrhythmia and heart valve complications. While some risk factors for CVD are inherent, such as age, gender, and family history, others are reversible and can be prevented, such as hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, smoking, and alcohol and drug abuse [1]. Nevertheless, one factor that can be easily regulated to reduce the likelihood of a person contracting CVD is exercise. Recent studies have shown that aerobic exercise contributes to a noticeable lowering of risk for cardiovascular disease [8,9]. Recently, there is a noticeable trend of wearable technology that allows users to maintain and record personal The purpose of this study was to observe how an individual’s daily activity measured in steps and their use of wearable technology over a brief period of time a²ects their energy expenditure as well as their resting and exercise heart rates. It was hypothesized that increases in an individual’s daily step counts would correspond to increases in calories burned and decreases in resting and exercise heart rates [7]. This conjecture was based upon pre-existing literature which suggested that physical activity assists in the mediation of plaque accumulation and the forti±cation of cardiac muscle. Individuals who accrue In this particular investigation, ±ve individuals of various backgrounds and di²ering extents of routine physical exercise participated. Subjects were supplied with an iHealth AM3 Physical Activity and Sleep Tracker provided for by Hartford Hospital for a trial period of ±ve days, upon which they received explicit instructions regarding the conditions of use. Additionally, participants were allowed to download the corresponding iHealth mobile app, which would enable proper quanti±cations of the data recorded
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