A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on the correlation between fitness trackers and weight loss has suggested that wearing a device which tracks how many steps you take does not improve chances of weight loss.
The study was conducted over a two year period using 500 overweight volunteers who were asked to both diet and take more exercise. Half of the group were given fitness trackers to help track their progress.
Fitness trackers are seen to be a popular piece of technology to help aid with weight loss but there are still very few studies which suggest they improve chances. Lead researcher from the study Dr John Jakicic said he would like to research and explore if certain types of people such as those who are motivated by goals are more likely to lose weight through fitness trackers.
Although the study suggested that wearable technology may not aid weight loss, it was still a valuable study. Learning about the behaviours that motivate a healthy lifestyle play an integral part in any medical professional. To learn more about the importance of nutritional care and planning nutritional support, click here.