Ditch the motor and step onto the fresh air bus! That’s what senior citizens and primary school children in Aschau im Chiemgau, Germany, are doing in a 2-year health initiative led by the Technical University of Munich.
Under the motto ‘Bavaria Moves!’, Birgit Böhm, Chair of Preventative Paediatrics at TUM, is conducting a project to help prevent and treat high blood pressure in the elderly and increase the health literacy of the young with daily outdoor exercise.
Equipped with a Garmin vívofit 3 and other technologies to record a range of important metrics, twice a week seniors are walking children to school on one of six designated routes. With our wide range of partner solutions we can provide a platform that allows participants to join different teams and see rankings. This ‘has a huge appeal and makes exercising playful’ says Birgit Böhm.
Around 60 seniors and 110 children are expected to take part, giving a healthy start to the day and creating positive social interaction between the generations.