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Fitness Trackers – Healthy Helpers or Enablers of Unhealthy Behaviors

Fitness Trackers – Healthy Helpers or Enablers of Unhealthy Behaviors

I have a concern that fitness trackers are not delivering on the promise of a healthier life through awareness and gamification but instead have become a new status symbol and justification for our unhealthy behaviors. For example, a study demonstrated that making progress on a health-related goal made people more inclined to engage in dietary indulgences (Fishbach and Dhar 2005).  It is the idea that by walking 10,000 steps, we have earned that extra “little” treat. We go down this…

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