Can a fitness tracker help you lose weight?
|Can the FitBit help you lose weight?|
Do you need to lose weight? Do you know someone who's struggling to maintain a healthy weight? I'm betting you do, and that's why I want to talk fitness trackers.
If you love statistics, if you like numbers, if you are competitive, a tracker may be provide you with the perfect nudge toward activity.
How do I know? I bought a FitBit for my husband, whose work keeps him tethered to a chair.
I did not nag. I did not change his diet. I did not do anything out of the ordinary. Yet, this dear man lost 9 pounds in 6 weeks.
How, you ask? It was beautifully simple: he began to walk 10,000 steps a day.
I have to admit it: the power of numbers, statistics, and the use of technology to improve health drastically exceeded my expectations. In fact, I honestly find his weight loss quite shocking.
Will a fitness tracker help you? Will it help your loved one? I'm not certain, but with the overweight/obesity rate hovering at 69%, putting millions at increased risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and a host of cancers, isn't it worth finding out?