Fitness Trackers Might Make Weight Loss Programs Less Effective

Fitness trackers are all the rage right now. Tracking makes it possible for you to know whether you are making the right progress or whether you need to make improvements. But from this article it said here that they are not effective at all. Let’s find out why.

Before starting a weight loss program, you might be tempted to go pick up a new wearable fitness tracker.

It seems to make sense: A device that keeps track of what you’re doing has to help you hit your fitness goals, right?

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Maybe not. Adding those devices to your regimen may actually be less effective than sticking to a more traditional and non-technologically enhanced weight loss program, at least according a new study published September 20 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Young adults in the two-year study who didn’t use wearable devices to track their workouts lost on average five pounds more than participants who had the trackers.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/fitness-trackers-wearables-weight-loss

 

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