It also tracks weight, Body Mass Index and now, Body composition, providing new interactive tools to show if you have achieved a shape. Uniquely, the pictorial food diary is annotated with your activity levels and weight change, giving immediate feedback as to whether your diet is working for you. Body composition information such as visceral fat index and muscle and fat percentage, can be compared with the food choices being made. If body fat levels are too high, review what you have eaten and adjust gently the following week to see the impact. Change your levels of exercise by just 10% and monitor the impact on muscle percentage, weight and your appetite.
The new website adds other new health checks such as the user’s self perception of overall wellness and symptoms if they have a lung condition – ideal for those trying to give up smoking or have asthma, COPD or Cystic Fibrosis.
The user can now also create their own trackers and set these to record what they need to follow, e.g. blood glucose, HbA1c levels, INR (blood viscosity), cholesterol, blood pressure, waist and neck size, fertility cycles or frequency of intimacy with your partner – whatever you wish to self-monitor.
The new website allows the user to compare one tracked parameter with another in an intuitive and simple way, aiding learning, self-motivation and self-management. Use of the Activ8rlives website and its associated Smartphone apps is completely free. There are no monthly subscription fees and no purchase is necessary to be able to track your health and wellness.
Kevin Auton, company founder and director said: “Version 2 of Activ8rlives builds further on our concept of self-monitoring and self-management. Now in addition to activity levels, food/drink intake and weight/body composition, we have included simple tools for everyone to use so as to maitain quality of health. As the public debate about healthcare rationing begins, more of us will want to find ways to keep ourselves and our families well, to improve quality and not just quantity of life years. Our new website paves the way for us to integrate web-connecting medical devices which can be used in the home and in clinical settings. The next two of these devices will support those with lung health conditions to take better care of themselves, with on-line mentoring from their clinicians. We are now recruiting volunteers for clinical trials with these devices in the UK.”