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Got Obesity? Get Fitbit & Stay Motivated

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: 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.
Air Date: 1/19/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: John Higgins, MD
John HigginsJohn P. Higgins, MD, MBA (Hons), MPHIL, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FACSM, FASNC, FSGC, is a sports cardiologist for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and the Harris Health System. His research interests include the effects of energy beverages on the body, and screening for underlying cardiovascular abnormalities in 12-year-olds (sixth graders), and steroid effects on the cardiovascular system.
Got Obesity? Get Fitbit & Stay Motivated
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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