I’m a big fitness fan when not tucking into my latest takeaway or more recently mince pie.

In fact I recently invested in @whoop band a thing of absolute wonder. As a result I understand my sleep patterns better than ever (and my ever diminishing athletic performance but lets gloss over that).

Will Ahmed (CEO of Whoop) is also responsible for a excellent series of supporting podcasts – a recent edition particularly resonated with me  covering a subject very close to my heart Alzheimers. The podcast focused on the use of the data from Whoop as a way of understanding risks and informing approaches that may help with prevention. For someone with my family history that was certainly of interest. 

Based on the research being undertaken by Dr. Richard Isaacson, Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College the data captured by Whoop is being utilised as part of a larger study the findings of which I’d suspect will be integral to challenging perceptions. 

An ageing population means this is going to become an even larger issue and understanding how to delay the onset is going to have a multitude of benefits to society. This is just one simple example of the way technology will be able to help with the many looming age related challenges. In the UK  there is nowhere near enough being done to manage this population change and anything that can help highlight measures that could be taken now to address what its coming can only be a good thing in my opinion.

Of all the opportunities presented by ageing health in its broadest sense strikes me as the largest an opportunity to do good for society.