GSummit SF 2014 - Game on! How wearable fitness tech is changing employee health and wellness by Shawn LaVana @shawnlavanaPresentation Transcript
How wearable fitness tech is changing employee health & wellness
Senior Director, Marketing, Virgin Pulse
Your Brain at Work.
INVADING OUR PERSONAL SPACE.
FOR COMPANIES TO
BE AT THEIR BEST,
MUST BE AT THEIR BEST.
FOR EMPLOYEES TO
BE AT THEIR BEST,
THEY MUST TAKE
CARE OF THEMSELVES.
A 10- to 40-minute
burst of exercise leads to
an immediate boost in
concentration and mental
focus. Source: British
People who exercise during the workday
are 23% more productive than on days
when they don't exercise. Source:
International Journal of Workplace
Researchers from the Penn State
University found in their study that
the more physically active people
reported greater general feelings of
excitement and enthusiasm,
compared with less physically
Source: Journal of Sport &
Poor nutrition is
cognitive impairment. There
are increasing data to support
The intake of five fruits and vegetables or
selected vitamins may be useful for identifying
the oxidative stress and inflammation involved in
the genesis of cardiometabolic diseases (heart
the role of nutrition in maintaining
cognition. Source: Morley, J. (2014).
"Cognition and nutrition." Curr Opin Clin
Nutr Metab Care 17(1): 1-4.
disease, diabetes) and for motivating at-risk patients
for changing dietary habits. Source: Folchetti, L.,
Monfort-Pires, M., de Barros, CR., Martini, LA.,
Ferreira, SR. (2014).
People with an insufficient amount of sleep are
more likely to suffer from hypertension, diabetes,
depression, and even cancer. Source: Institute of
Medicine. Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation:
An Unmet Public Health Problem. Washington,
DC: The National Academies Press; 2006
have less energy, poorer
cognitive function, less
productivity at work and
home, and have decreased
ability to cope with stress.
Source: Turgiss, Dr. Jennifer.
Asleep On the Job: The Causes and
Consequences of Employees’
Disrupted Sleep and How Employers
Can Help. Virgin Pulse. 2014.
Social support increases happiness, satisfaction
with life and decreases loneliness. Source:
McAuley, E., Blissmer, B., Marquez, DX., Jerome, GJ., Kramer,
AF., Katula, J. (2000). "Social relations, physical activity, and
well-being in older adults." Prev Med 31(5): 608-617.
CONSUMER WEARABLES /
DEVICES IS ALREADY A
$14B GLOBAL MARKET
(FORECASTED TO BE $70B BY 2024)
OVER 100,000 CONSUMER
HEALTH & FITNESS APPS
OVER 1.5 BILLION
DOWNLOADS PER YEAR
GOAL IS PURSUED
IN CONCERT WITH
1 in 3
LIKELY TO BUY
“Because they are designed to be worn close to
the body, [wearable devices are] ideal for
monitoring our vital signs and health. They'll
track how active we are, our sleep quality, and
how many steps we take during the day.
Consumers of all sorts — fitness buffs, dieters,
and the elderly — will come to rely on them.”
The Business Insider
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