Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Could fitness trackers be causing people to develop eating disorders?

Could fitness trackers be causing people to develop eating disorders? Fitness and health tracking devices are becoming increasingly popular and a huge variety of wearable tech and apps now exist. Indeed, many smartphones and smart watches now come primed and ready to track our activity, sleep and nutrition.

Research has for a long time highlighted how monitoring behaviours can help to lead to positive changes in our lifestyles. Tracking fitness can be an effective way to help increase physical activity, and to achieve weight loss.

But monitoring physical activity and food intake may not be useful for everyone. The Independent

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