Health screening:
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Singaporeans are using mobile health apps more than ever before as they prepare to live longer. From symptom checkers to access to medical professionals, health trackers offer a range of benefits in powering up our longevity.

Singapore’s population is ageing – and quickly. The proportion of citizens aged 65 and above increased from 11.1 per cent in 2012 to 18.4 per cent this year. By 2030, one in four Singaporeans will be 65 or older.1 So it’s no surprise that we’re using mobile health apps to monitor our health before we reach the silver years. The Singapore retirement age changed in 2022 to 63, increasing to 65 by 2030.2

Our Digital for 100: Harnessing technology for longer lifespans report shows health tech that monitors blood pressure are used by 40 per cent of respondents, proving most useful to 55-65-year-old Singapore residents. Tech that monitors chronic disease such as diabetes and heart disease is also widely used by this age group, who are close to retirement or may have recently retired.

Use apps frequently, so advice becomes more personalised

Health apps come in all shapes and sizes, some with specific uses and some, like the Pulse by Prudential digital health and wellness app, that helps you keep your wellbeing on track. If you’re feeling under the weather, use the chatbot which will guide you through a questionnaire to check your symptoms and suggests the next step to take. Of course, if you’d prefer to talk to a doctor about a health risk warning from the comfort of your home, the “Consult Doctor” function gives you access to a video consultation with a medical professional at any time of the day (or night).

It couldn’t be simpler to use Pulse to check your health. Take a short health assessment of your body, mood, nutrition, and activity to see where you’re doing well and what you can do better. A 3D ‘twin’ will instantly show you areas that are in tip-top health – and those that could do with some extra work as you head towards retirement. The app will even recommend tweaks to your lifestyle that can help you achieve those goals, whether keeping up with your cardio, upping your resistance training or even adding a few more whole grains to your lunch.

The more frequently you update your information, the better the app works for you, providing a personalised and unique view of your health and the areas you may want to concentrate on.

Access health features with a click of a button

Access health features with a click of a button

We all know that living an active life is crucial to ageing well. And Pulse makes it easy to do just that. With a single click of a button you can even link it to your wearable to track your activities.

Our report also shows that 73 per cent of respondents rate themselves as good or excellent at using mobile health apps to measure their calorie intake, physical activity levels or manage diabetes. Pulse offers you access to tools, content and services, allowing you to monitor your health goals.

What are you waiting for?

Start getting the most out of life, power up with Pulse today.

This article is for your information only and does not consider your specific investment objectives, financial situation or needs. We recommend that you seek advice from a Prudential Financial Consultant before making a commitment to purchase a policy. Information is correct as at 18 Oct 2022.

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