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People Walk More, Lose Weight Just By Wearing Fitness Tracker, Study Finds

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  • Scientists at the University of Southern Australia report a connection between wearable activity trackers, exercising more, and losing weight.
  • More specifically, the study finds these tracking devices encourage people to walk up to 40 minutes more per day (roughly 1,800 more steps).
  • This results in an average weight loss of 2.2 pounds over the course of five months.

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