More documents from McMillan, Colleen; Tin, Tony

Export to your Reference Manger

Please Copy & Paste



Bookmark and Share

Mobile Wellness Innovation: Qi Gong App to Improve Wellness and Cognitive Resiliency in Older Adults

[working paper]

McMillan, Colleen; Tin, Tony

fulltextDownloadDownload full text

(615 KByte)

Citation Suggestion

Please use the following Persistent Identifier (PID) to cite this document:

Further Details
Abstract This pilot project explored the utility of a mobile health and wellness app to older adults interested in using low impact exercise as a protective factor against memory and mood loss. While it is known that exercise is a protective factor in preventing further cognitive regression, it is shown that adults 55 and older spend ten hours or more each day sitting or lying down, leaving the latter group even more compromised (Cavill, 2013). The piloting of a health and wellness self management tool through a mobile app featuring the Chinese exercise of Qi Gong represents an innovative, visual and accessible tool that supports daily physical activity while fostering a sense of personal empowerment and enhancing the quality of life.
Keywords elderly; adult; cell phone; memory; aging; technological progress; mood; self-determination; cognitive ability; software; activity; physical exercise; quality of life
Classification Gerontology; Interactive, electronic Media
Free Keywords mobile technology; Qi Gong
Collection Title M-libraries 5 : from devices to people
Document language English
Publication Year 2015
Publisher Facet Publ.
City London
ISBN 978-1-78330-034-1
Status Preprint; reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution