Dr. Conason Psy.D.

How your Fitbit is making you fat

New York Post

Being wired up to fitness trackers has also made us overly dependent on outside sources to tell us information about our own bodies, says Midtown psychologist Alexis Conason.

“We consult our Fitbit to decide whether to exercise rather than relying on how our body feels,” Conason tells The Post. “This type of disconnection from our body’s internal signals can lead long-term to overeating, sedentary behavior and health problems.”

Rather, Conason says the best approach is to engage in pleasurable forms of physical activity.

“Once we do exercises that are fun and enjoyable, it’s no longer about being a chore or counting steps, and we’re able to better take care of ourselves,” she says. “That kind of activity is much more sustainable to achieving your long-term [health] goals.”

Read more here http://nypost.com/2016/12/20/how-your-fitbit-is-making-you-fat/

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