Fitness trackers do not increase activity enough to noticeably improve health

Fitness trackers do not increase activity enough to noticeably improve health
 

Wearable trackers may not increase activity levels enough to significantly benefit health, researchers have said.
Pedometers are “unlikely to be a panacea for rising rates of chronic disease”, experts said after a new study concluded that the devices did not appear to improve the health outcomes of wearers after one year.
The study, published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, saw an international team of researchers tracking 800 people from Singapore aged 21 to 65 to see whether using such devices improved their health.
It comes weeks after research published in the Journal of the... read more

 
4 October 2016 in Health, Views: 39
Source: Guardian
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