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Wearable fitness trackers may help with weight reduction efforts.

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If you're starting a weight-loss plan, consider wearing a fitness tracker — corresponding to a smartwatch or bracelet that tracks steps, speed, and calories burned, and enables you to set goals, program reminders, and more. Reminders and enables you to monitor your progress. A review published online on March 17, 2021 British Journal of Sports Medicine The devices were found to assist chubby or obese individuals with chronic conditions (corresponding to heart disease or diabetes) lose body weight and lower their body mass index (BMI). The researchers collected data from 31 studies, involving greater than 2,200 people. The studies required participants to wear a fitness tracker (several types were included) and set and meet weekly goals based on each day steps or minutes walked. Exercise programs lasting not less than 12 weeks were handiest. Those who wore research-grade fitness trackers (not available to most people) lost essentially the most weight (10 kilos) in comparison with those that didn't use fitness trackers. Those who wore commercially available fitness trackers (corresponding to Fitbit or Jawbone) lost a median of 6 kilos and two BMI points. Researchers say wearing a fitness tracker is a relentless reminder to succeed in health goals and stay lively.

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