News & Insights 19 October 2021

Jean’s KiActiv® story

Here at KiActiv® we love working with all of our clients to help you make positive steps to achieving your goals. Taking control of your own health has never been easier, but don’t just take our word for it! Jean is a 66-year-old film editor and wanted to share her experience of KiActiv® Health and how it has helped her to find the value in her everyday movement to benefit both her physical and mental health.

Jean came to KiActiv® expressing that she wanted to lose weight, she had also been diagnosed with high blood pressure and was keen to change her lifestyle for the better.

Jean quickly got immersed in thinking of ways to improve her activity at home, such as doing steps up and down the stairs. Despite experiencing significant challenges in her personal life, Jean stayed motivated to improve her activity around the house during the Covid-19 lockdown, and was even chasing her dog around!

Alongside KiActiv® Health Jean was eating “small, sensible meals” to help with her weight loss. “I don’t sit down. Computer has gone out the window” she said, during the week she displayed her highest levels of activity. Jean spends a lot of her time on her feet filming weddings and school productions, which was all reflected in her activity graphs. “I am quite busy – even when I’m sat down doing the film editing, I will change locations or run up and down stairs. I do plan to keep wearing it and keep doing things I’m doing.”

Jean emphasised how effective and easy it has been to use her personalised online dashboard, and how helpful it is seeing the graphs of her activity levels.

“It is really interesting to see it in a graph form… awareness can move you forward”

“When we did that very first one and looked at graph, I was thinking ‘I think I can do more’, and then to try to encourage you to look at what you’ve done and improve with what you’re doing, a lifestyle change… it’s not until you see it in a graph form that you realise what you do or what you could do. Being able to see it in front of me and analyse it a bit, you just wouldn’t have the benefit of that. I feel I’ve benefitted from knowing what I’m doing, with your help as well. I’m very grateful for the opportunity”.

As a result of KiActiv® Health, Jean managed to increase her non-sedentary time by 16.4% and her moderate activity by 17.7% from her baseline levels. Non-sedentary time refers to the time you spend burning 1.8 times more calories than what you would burn at rest, which basically means the time you spend performing some sort of movement. Moderate activity refers burning 3-6 times more calories than you would at rest, this usually includes any activity that will cause you to get warmer and breathe harder.

At the end of the 12-weeks she provided us with this testimonial:

“The KiActiv® programme is all about understanding how your movements throughout the day can count as exercise. I found that being able to see the charts of movement every day, very beneficial to reaching goals. The added knowledge that a supporter and helper was on the end of the telephone was also encouraging to reach goals. It made me competitive with myself and motivated me to do more exercise. I was able to gradually increase activity and just by adding small amounts of exercise (5 minutes or 10 minutes). It made a difference to how I felt.”

“I am still wearing my wrist monitor and uploading the data. It has just become part of what I do. Having this accurate information can only help you to make good choices for better health. This programme is very much a personal programme with all the benefits of added support. I would really recommend KiActiv® to anyone.”

Jean (left), a client on KiActiv® Health.

We are committed to establishing everyday physical activity as the foundation of a healthy lifestyle and helping you to recognise that every move you make matters for your health and wellbeing! If you would like to learn more about enrolling ,to join hundreds of people just like Jean in gaining control of their own health, you can register your interest here.

The KiActiv® Team