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Should Kids Use Fitness Trackers? [Poll]

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When you read that nearly 76% of American children and youth don’t meet the recommended daily physical activity, not worrying can be challenging. However, we adults are not doing so great either. Only 53.3% of adults aged 18 and over meet the guidelines. So, are fitness wearables our response?

The Rise of Fitness Trackers

In a world ruled by technology, it isn’t surprising that adults turn to technology to help them stay healthy. It is estimated that 34% of adults use some mobile health apps, while 27% of them use fitness and wellness wearables.

Why Fitness Wearables Are GR8

When it comes to fitness trackers for adults (or children), we can point out many benefits. The arguments for those who agree children should use fitness trackers are quite convincing. For example:

  • It encourages them to be more active
  • It helps them develop healthy fitness habits
  • It makes exercising fun and exciting
  • It gives insight into your child’s activity levels (or lack thereof)

The Dangers of Fitness Trackers for Children

However, not everything is healthy and helpful. Overly controlling parents can turn fitness wearables into a negative thing. Some studies looking at the use of fitness trackers showed those who use them showed higher levels of disordered eating and exercise patterns.

Activity tracking could create a negative association with health and fitness when children don’t have the right guidance. No one wants to take the fun element out of children’s play. If children use fitness trackers or other wellness wearables, they should be designed for and focused on children.

Remember, just as it isn’t healthy for an adult to obsess over calories burned or steps taken any given day, a child shouldn’t feel pressure to hit these fitness goals either. Think of these wearables as an exciting opportunity to make staying active fun and enjoyable.

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Geraldine
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Geraldine is a GR8NESS Contributing Editor who writes about self care, clean makeup and beauty, mental health, and relationships – as well as natural remedies and fitness. She’s a coffee enthusiast with Venezuelan roots, a former ballerina, and the sunscreen patrol. Most of the time, you can find her working on her skincare routine or trying a new dance workout.
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