Ineffective Fitbits

The biggest study done so far on trendy fitness trackers says they probably won’t improve your health.

Scientists say that although the activity trackers may boost the number of steps you take, it probably isn’t enough to help you drop pounds or improve overall health.

Professor Eric Finkelstein, at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore, says knowing how active you are doesn’t translate into getting people to do more and the novelty of having that information wears off pretty quickly.

He says what’s needed is more “active steps,” or what would amount to brisk walking or more rigorous exercise.

The Canadian Press

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