Despite the fact that some studies have linked child weight gain to playing video games, there is a new technology on the block that might actually help you shed pounds.
The NewYu Connected Fitness Monitor is a wearable, connected fitness monitor that tracks all activities users engage in throughout the day, from running and biking to cooking, cleaning and shopping. The monitor syncs with an online dashboard where you can establish fitness goals, track progress, and share your results.
“The more accurate the tracking, the more likely users are to reach their goals,” said Van Krueger, President and CEO of Wellcore, NewYu’s parent company.
The San Jose-based company will introduce the new monitor at the 2011 IDEA World Fitness Convention in Los Angeles.
If you’re like me, and sit at a desk for the majority of each day, chances are it can be challenging to squeeze in enough exercise to keep you feeling energetic and active. In fact, it has been reported that people who have desk jobs are more prone to weight gain than those who move throughout the day.
Before you blame a looming deadline for the extra pounds you’ve packed on recently, think about how you can use technology to help you reach your weight loss goals. Obviously, you haven’t overlooked DietsInReview as a great resource for everything health, fitness, nutrition and weight loss, but there are a number of websites out there that offer helpful trackers and calculators meant to help you achieve your fitness and diet goals with only a few clicks of the mouse. (more…)