Personalization in Healthcare: Tailoring Prevention Strategies for Improved Health

Preventative healthcare is becoming increasingly critical as chronic diseases and health issues continue to increase. Instead of solely treating illnesses, there is a growing emphasis on prevention. The traditional healthcare system is reactive, only responding when an individual presents a health problem. However, research shows the importance of a preventative approach. This shift gives the industry the opportunity to build this model of care to respond to new demands from individuals.  A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that lifestyle changes, such as adopting a healthy diet and exercising regularly, can significantly reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases.

The Importance of Personalization

Healthcare isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. Personalization is becoming increasingly important in preventative healthcare. A personalized approach, which tailors health interventions to individuals, can increase engagement and adherence by providing greater motivation through a sense of ownership and partnership in care. Wearables, apps, and digital devices along with AI technology, all contribute to a growing pool of metrics that can be used for personalization and provide a more complete picture of an individual’s health.

Increasing Daily Physical Activity

According to the National Library of Medicine, regular exercise results in improvement of the pathogenesis and symptoms of specific conditions that include chronic heart failure, coronary heart disease, dyslipidemia, hypertension, insulin resistance, intermittent claudication, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. These conditions can lead to serious health problems and even death if left untreated.

Despite the numerous benefits of physical activity, only about one in four adults in the United States meet the recommended daily physical activity guidelines according to the CDC. In order to improve overall health and reduce the risk of developing these conditions, individuals should aim to engage in physical activity on a daily basis. This can include activities such as walking, cycling, swimming, or participating in sports. By making a conscious effort to incorporate physical activity into daily routines, individuals can greatly improve their physical and mental well-being. Additionally, regular exercise can lead to increased energy levels, improved sleep quality, and a reduced risk of developing other chronic diseases such as certain types of cancer.

Leveraging Digital Solutions

With the rise of telemedicine and mobile health applications, individuals can now enjoy access to healthcare services from the comfort of their own homes. This is particularly beneficial for individuals who live in remote areas and those who experience mobility issues. This allows for increased engagement and empowerment, as individuals can take a more active role in managing their own health. In addition, digital solutions can help healthcare providers to better manage data and provide more personalized care, ultimately leading to better health outcomes.

PEAR and Aaptiv Create One Digital Wellness Solution

PEAR Training Intelligence enables Aaptiv’s AI-powered personal trainer, SmartCoach. Aaptiv is uniquely designed to adapt based on the user’s progress to create realistic expectations that help facilitate boosted productivity and improved well-being. Collecting data and feedback on users fitness levels, workout preferences, and progress to constantly adapt their plan to meet their personalized goals. By providing personalized workout plans and on-demand classes tailored to an individual’s fitness level, exercise preferences, and health goals, Aaptiv empowers individuals to take a more active role in their health.


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