Four Gadgets & Apps That Might Help You Live Longer

Please don’t take this the wrong way, but would you like to live a little longer? Assuming the answer is “yes,” here’s some encouraging news published in The Lancet that is mobile gadget and app actionable.

Minimum amount of physical activity for reduced mortality and extended life expectancy: a prospective cohort study

The recommended amount of exercise per week is 2.5 hours per week. That may not sound like much but is, in fact a challenge for a lot of people. The good news in the research reported by The Lancet is that even 15 min a day or 90 min a week of moderate-intensity exercise might be of benefit, even for individuals at risk of cardiovascular disease. The researchers found that 15 minutes of exercise per day (1.5 hours per week) was associated with a 14% reduced risk of all-cause mortality.

Assuming your personal physician gives you the OK to exercise, here’s a couple of mobile gadgets and smartphone apps that I’ve written about in Social Times that might help track those 15 minutes of exercise per day.

Fitbit Wireless Activity Tracker Initial Impressions

NewYu Connected Fitness Montior Syncs with Android Via Bluetooth

NIke+ GPS for iPhone App Free for a Limited Time (The free offer was in May 2011)

RunKeeper Health Graph API: Create a System of Health Apps & Hardware