Fitness Bands, Helpful or Not?

July 16, 2014 5:22 PM

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I just finished reading a great article on Today.com Health. The article questions the benefits of fitness bands -- which have become all the rage. Starting with Fit Bit a few years ago, a plethora of companies has come out with interpretations of fitness bands. I do agree with the position stated by a spokeswoman for Fitbit: "Ultimately the success of our products comes from empowering users to accurately see their overall health and fitness trends over time," she said. While I find the concept of tracking movement, and calories consumed and expended useful and potentially motivating, particularly for the beginning fitness enthusiast, USER BEWARE! Wearing fitness bands does not give you license to live or eat unhealthily. In fact, the converse is true -- one should continue to strive to live a healthy, balanced, intelligent life -- SOUND MIND SOUND BODY.

A few weeks ago, I posted a blog on HuffPost titled "What is a Calorie." The tenet of the blog was ALL CALORIES ARE NOT CREATED EQUALLY! That doesn't change whether you are wearing a fitness tracker or not. Make sure you are consuming quality calories and remember to listen to your body. Other facto...

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