Health into your own hands!

Prevention is our new care

Our attitudes towards health are changing drastically. Instead of only taking action after falling ill, our focus is shifting to a proactive approach of becoming and staying healthy. Selfcare helps you to manage your wellness and vitality, drawing from your own individual strength in combination with the latest technological advancements. Healthcare is increasingly becoming Selfcare.

Selfcare allows you to slowly but steadily improve your behaviour. We are developing effective tools to support you in this process. So you can achieve your personal goals and stay healthy and vital.

Over 60% of all chronic conditions is avoidable.

87% adjusts their lifestyle

If there’s a health problem, 87% of people aged 55 and over are willing to adjust their lifestyle.

Only 4% for prevention

96 cents of every euro spent on health care goes to recovery from illness. In Europe only about 4 cents per euro goes to prevention.

 

Physical activity is the best medicine out there

Getting regular physical activity is the single best thing you can do for your health. Many scientific studies have demonstrated the beneficial effects of exercise on health. See the movie: ‘What is the single best thing we can do for our health?’. Pedometers come in all shapes and sizes. Selfcare connects with the most important ones. Why pedometers? Pedometers help to motivate you to reach your step goal every day. Selfcare coaches you to achieve your personal goal.

 

Most people want a healthier life

Investigated is how people perceive the ‘moor fire of an unhealthy lifestyle’: through all the prosperity we move too little, we eat too much and unhealthy, we drink too much, we smoke and / or we are too heavy.

Over 50% overweight

In Europe, over 50% of people are overweight or obese, more than 20% is obese.

80% more steps when wearing pedometer

Users who use a pedometer on one of the 3 days, registering an average of 3,441 steps; Who does that 2 of the 3 days, registers an average of 6.195. That is 80% more. These users sleep better, have lower blood pressure and feel healthier. Along with others in the number of steps creates 2,000 extra steps a day.


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Medical Delta, Grijs is niet zwart wit; ambities van 55+, 201
Medical Delta, Grijs is niet zwart wit; ambities van 55+, 2013
Multiscope, 2015 (Persbericht: http://goo.gl/cQglZu) en ZonMW, 2015 (http://goo.gl/HcWHaR)
Withings, Corporate Wellness 360; How smart devices are reinventing corporate wellness, 2015
Lekker Lang Leven, een samenwerkingsverband van de Hartstichting, het Diabetes Fonds en de Nierstichting. (www.testuwrisico.nl)