Activity Monitoring Helps Weight Loss and Fitness

From Your Weight Matters magazine, Winter, 2012: Until a few decades ago, the biggest inroads technology made into the world of fitness and weight management was a pedometer. Now, the technology of body monitoring is evolving almost as fast as that of computers and smartphones. Today, multi-sensor body monitors can distinguish ironing from pumping iron and walking a thousand steps on an incline from walking the same distance up a mountain. Multi-sensor monitors include sensors that measure your skin temperature, how much heat is coming off your body, and galvanic skin response, and include an accelerometer to measure not only movement but the intensity of an activity. Find out more about the impact activity monitoring can have on fitness and weight loss in an article from Your Weight Matters magazine here.

Authors: Gwyn Cready, MBA, and Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA