Do wearables and apps help reach fitness goals?

fitbit-questionHere at Run and Lift, we’re big fans of using technology to track progress towards our health and well-being goals. Nutrition and activity measurement help us track what works and what doesn’t help.

A recent study from the Journal of the American Heart Association reviewed 224 different studies that looked at how different apps and wearables helped people make positive lifestyle changes. The team of seven researchers found  apps and wearables helped across all different types of lifestyle interventions like diet, exercise, and quitting smoking and alcohol.

In conclusion, our systematic review supports the effectiveness of Internet and mobile interventions to improve lifestyle and reduce NCD risk factors. Our findings also highlight the need for greater evaluation of long‐term effectiveness, sustainability, and assessment of utility in more diverse population subgroups

You can read the full study here.

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