How your Fitbit is making you fat

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.”

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Dr. Alexis Conason

Dr. Alexis Conason

Dr. Alexis Conason is a licensed psychologist in private practice in New York City. Her office is conveniently located on the border between the Upper East Side and Midtown East neighborhoods of Manhattan. She specializes in the treatment of overeating disorders, body image, and psychological issues related to bariatric surgery. She also treats people struggling with sexual functioning, depression, anxiety, adjustment problems, relationship issues, and other psychological issues. Please contact her to see if she can help you.

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