The Latest Greatest Thing

…or is it? Researchers question activity trackers.

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I previously wrote about activity trackers with enlightenment to keep you safe:

Fitbit Harms People

It is good to question things and ideas; this is what instills knowledge that we use and share for a lifetime. Hopefully, for a long and prosperous, healthy and enjoyable life.

Yes, that is my wrist pictured wearing an activity tracker. I still prefer to go with the old standby of a wristwatch and listening to my body. If my body keeps on ticking, I expect the same of my self-winding mechanical watch. 🙂

I am not disregarding the “latest greatest thing.” I am saying, to each his/her own.

But, for the right results, you want to use the tracker as another tool, not the only device. Get the best advice from your allied health team where you will find your friendly neighborhood personal trainer to supplement your lifestyle choices that will last a lifetime.

Best of health to you and goodbye.

(image by Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit)

 

 

 

Fitbit Harms People

Please be careful when using your Fitbit

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Fitbit users are reporting that the item shocks their wrist and leaves a burn mark.

I am only making you aware of the possibility so you know how to care for yourself; because, you obviously care about improving your health if you use one of these items.

The manufacturer mentions that it is most likely due to static electricity build up causing the issue. A static expert explains that static is not the issue or cause; static is blamed when the defect is not determined.

Therefore, I suggest that you use your electronic devices only when needed instead of the entire day. Fitbit is doing a great job helping their customers; so, you may also contact the company with any concerns and issues you may be experiencing.

Thank you. Best of health to you and good-bye for now.

(photo by Aj Garcia on unsplash)