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Got Obesity? Get Fitbit & Stay Motivated

January 19, 20169 min
A recent study conducted by the University of Wisconsin Madison found that using a Fitbit can help postmenopausal obese women stay motivated to lose weight.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one-third (78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese.A recent study conducted by the University of Wisconsin Madison found that using a Fitbit can help postmenopausal obese women stay motivated to lose weight.The participants included 25 overweight or obese postmenopausal women, and each received a 16-week technology-based intervention that used the Fitbit physical activity tracker and website.The overall study's goal was for 150 minutes/week of moderate and intense physical activity; however, individual goals were reset after week four based on progress.What were the results of the study?John Higgins, MD, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss the study and how a Fitbit or other wearable device can help you stay motivated.

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