Indiaherald Group of Publishers P LIMITED

close save
crop image
Tue, Sep 17, 2019 | Last Updated 6:33 pm IST

Menu &Sections


Fitness trackers rarely lead to acute weight loss

Fitness trackers rarely lead to acute weight loss
Fitness trackers rarely lead to acute weight loss

A story published in Daily Mail said that an analysis of six studies involving 1.615 people using fitness trackers found that none of them had any meaningful drop in cholesterol or blood pressure, and only one recorded weight loss.

Fitness trackers rarely lead to acute weight loss

Speaking to assistant professor in the school of health Services Research, Dr Jo said, "I thought that wearable devices would definitely help to lose weight, at some point, because they make people move, but apparently not," adding, "They can motivate people to avoid a sedentary lifestyle, but that does not change people's lifestyle to be [adequately] active."

A Brigham and women's Hospital study of 16,000 elderly women found they were more likely to survive for the next five years if they walked over 4,000 steps a day as compared to those who only clocked 2,700 a day. The study further found that more steps were protective, but only till 7,500 steps. Speaking about it, lead author of the study Dr I-Min had said that it should not drive people to exercise less, but that one should not feel totally deflated if you fall short sometimes.

Fitness trackers rarely lead to acute weight loss
5/ 5 - (1 votes)
Add To Favourite
More from author
On account of Aramco Refinery attack, Petrol & Diesel price may rise to Rs.5-6 per liter
Kerala Transport Minister pens to Union Minister about increase in fines
Will there be Lorry strike in Tamilnadu on September 19 due to hefty fines?
PM Modi sought public to share ideas for September 22 speech at Houston 'Howdy Modi'
New Version of Narendra Modi App launched ahead of PM Modis Birthday
How does PM Narendra Modi's Report Card reads on his Birthday?
Remembering our PM Narendra Modi on his 69th BIRTHDAY
Why SEBI mulls new mechanism for Auditors and Gatekeepers?
Samsung bringing its stunning displays to CEDIA this year
This Bengaluru Man designed air conditioned helmets for bike riders
Overall economic health of Auto industry in India is in slow pace: Nirmala Seetharaman
Kamal Hassan slams Amit Shah's One Language One Nation remark
Apply for Clerk post in IBPS Recruitment
Social Media identify to be provided to Green Card or US Citizenship applicants
Golden toilet stolen from magnificent home in England
P Chidambaram turned 74 in Tihar Jail
Why J&K Governor met PM Narendra Modi?
Leopard enters house in Karnataka village, takes away Dog
Flood alert given to 4, 400 areas in Tamilnadu
Subhasri's Mother demands action for the death of her daughter
NASA probe to fly over Vikram landing site on Moon
Telangana Govt strong in not implementing Motor Vehicles Act now: KCR
Amid tight security UP Law student brought to Court in Chinmayanand Case
About the author

Nanotechnology Degree Holder. Movie Geek. Crazy about comics and cartoons. Hardcore Cricket Lover. Photoshop Professional