Why the NHS should prescribe wearable fitness trackers

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It’s not yet clear whether wearable fitness trackers, such as Fitbits, Jawbones and Microsoft Bands, really do encourage us to become healthier over the longer term. They might make us move more and eat healthier in the first few days of strapping them around our wrists, but how long before the novelty wears off?
Original languageEnglish
VolumeHealth + Medicine
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2016


  • obesity
  • type 2 diabetes
  • worried well
  • NHS
  • quantified self
  • fitness trackers
  • Medical Research Council
  • Body mass index


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