Study Shows Fitness Trackers Help Older Adults Lose Weight

Wake Forest University researchers worked with 48 obese people aged 65 to 79. While half the group received information about dieting and aerobic exercise, the other half was given the same information as well as guidance on how to use a fitness tracker. The group that used the fitness tracker weighed 10 percent less than their baseline weight while the group without fitness trackers weighed only 5 percent less.

For more on this study, see the Washington Post’s article here.