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Get Fit with Remote Patient Monitoring

The Future of Healthcare

Get Fit With Remote Patient Monitoring: The Future of Health Care

By Dr. Alonzo Sexton, ATL Orthopedics

“You need to exercise more.” I know it's a phrase you've heard countless times before, but I want to take a moment to explain exactly why exercise is so vital to your health.

First and foremost, for adults, moderate exercise of 150 minutes per week (30 minutes, 5 days a week) can significantly improve your lifespan and overall health. By incorporating regular exercise into your routine, you can lower your risk of premature death and developing up to 40 different diseases as well as prevent eight different types of cancer. Not only that, but individuals who exercise at this level also have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's, depression, and anxiety.

Think of exercise as a medication—it's a powerful tool that can help you live a longer, healthier, and happier life. As a doctor, it's my job to help people understand the importance of exercise and to provide personalized guidance on how to achieve that 150-minute goal. I know that sometimes it can be tough to know where to start. Consider a new innovation called Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) as a starting point.

RPM is a technology that has become increasingly popular, as it allows doctors and health care professionals to remotely monitor patients' health and provide personalized care and guidance without the need for in-person visits.

By tracking step count, heart rate, and sleep, we can get a better idea of your overall activity level and provide you with a plan to reach your exercise goals. Wearable technology such as the Spire Health Tag allows us to accurately monitor your progress in real time, and best of all, it's often covered by insurance and can be less expensive than your monthly streaming service.

Remote patient monitoring is an incredibly powerful tool that can help patients reach their exercise goals and improve their overall health and well-being. By providing personalized guidance and real-time monitoring, RPM can help patients stay on track and achieve their desired results. If you're struggling to reach your exercise goals, talk to your doctor about using RPM as a way to help you get there.


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