A new standard in activity tracking for obtaining a healthy CRF level

Study Summary – Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases

Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI): A new standard in activity tracking for obtaining a healthy cardiorespiratory fitness level and low cardiovascular risk

The objective of this study was to summarize the epidemiological evidence regarding the effects of PAI on health and investigate the association between PAI and CRF in a large, unsettled population of healthy individuals.

Among individuals ranging from the general population to subgroups of patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD), a PAI score ≥100 per week at baseline, an increase in PAI score, and a sustained high PAI score over time were found to delay premature death from CVD and all causes, regardless of whether or not the current PA recommendations were met. Importantly, a PAI score ≥100 at baseline, maintaining ≥100 PAI and an increasing PAI score over time was associated with multiple years of life gained. Moreover, obtaining a weekly PAI ≥100 attenuated the deleterious association between CVD risk factor clustering and prolonged sitting time.

The impact of higher PAI in reducing risk of premature CVD and all-cause mortality, attenuating the deleterious effects of prolonged sedentary time, and improving V02 peak have been well documented in recent years. These findings suggest that PAI may be a useful tool for quantifying the amount of PA needed to produce significant health benefits in individuals in the general population as well as subgroups of patients with CVD.

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