🍎⌚ Apple Watch fall detection

A crazy little moment on our walk the other day led to an Apple Watch fall detection alert on Danielle’s watch.

  • She’s ok after being clotheslined by our dog who was lunging at a German Shepherd who was apparently looking at him wrong. 🤦‍♂️

Why it matters: Falls are a big deal, especially as we get older.

  • If fall detection senses a hard fall, your watch will give you the option of calling emergency services or dismissing the notification.
  • If you fall and are immobile for one minute, it calls automatically.

🖼️ The big picture: Falls and other accidental injuries are among the leading causes of death in the developed world.

  • Most falls occur in our homes.

🔬 Zoom in: Instead of focusing on how to make our homes safer for us as we age (which is not a bad thing), I want to highlight what we can do to make it less likely that we fall and less severe if we do.

👉 Eccentric strength — strong knee extensors work as our brakes and give us control as we walk downhill and downstairs.

👉 Grip strength — a strong grip is associated with a longer life and gives us the best chance of catching ourselves if we lose our balance.

✅ For your Smart Homeowner list

  • Today’s message isn’t just for the over 50 or over 60 or over 70 group.
  • We start gradually losing strength in our mid-30’s and can only overcome that with training.
  • Check out Peter Attia’s book Outlive to learn how to extend not just your lifespan but your health span.



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