Fitness Trackers & Apps: Be Careful When Monitoring Your Goals

Fitness trackers and apps can give us guidance on everything we do, from how well we are eating to sleeping, and therefore can be a useful aid to help us to meet our health and fitness goals.

However, new research highlights the importance of using such fitness trackers and apps wisely.

A small-scale study by researchers at Loughborough University suggests that these trackers and apps could be linked to obsessive behaviour regarding food and exercise – a term known as ‘disordered eating’.

In the study, individuals who tracked their activity or food intake (primarily to manage their weight or shape) showed the highest levels of disordered eating and exercise.

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