Stay Healthy With A Blood Test Online And A Digital Activity Tracker
TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fitness trackers may be trendy, but there's no evidence these devices raise activity levels enough to improve health, even with financial rewards, a new study suggests.
Many U.S. employers have incorporated wearable devices into their employee wellness programs, although rigorous evidence on their long-term health impact is lacking.
Now researchers have reported results of a controlled trial to test activity trackers. They compared full-time employees using the devices under various conditions with a control group.
And the news is "not good," said study lead author Eric Finkelstein, a professor at Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School.
Find out why a digital activity tracker will not boost your health, as much as getting a blood test online.