If you’re a die-hard fitness tracker fan, we’re afraid we have some bad news: They might not be helping you to lose weight at all. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that instead of motivating us to do more exercise every day, fitness trackers may give us a false sense of security and de-motivate us. It found that - as is often the case with these things - there’s no shortcut to getting healthy and fit, and it’s actually more effective to follow a diet and exercise plan instead.
In the old days the only fitness gadget most of us would have had access to was a stopwatch on our digital watch. Then came the smartphone and if you wanted to keep track of your activity then there was usually an app for that. But now