Category Archives: Fitness

Strava is Contagious–Who Knew? Christakis Was Right About Our Social Networks and Behavior

    In their groundbreaking work on the social contagion associated with health behavior derived from the Framingham Heart Study, Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler found that behaviors of a friend, a friend of a friend, and even a friend … Continue reading

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A Lifesaving IoT?

Whether or not big data can be a big problem, or whether IoT bringing us back to the Garden of Eden is good or bad, a Connecticut woman is likely alive today because of the information gathered by her FitBit.  … Continue reading

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“In the gym just workin’ on my fitness, my smart watch’s my witness”

Like Fergie in the classic (if vexing) 2006 pop song, “Fergalicious,” I enjoy a good workout and “workin’ on my fitness.” I like to use my Samsung Galaxy S7 to track my progress on different apps. That being said, last … Continue reading

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Has Social Media Motivated More People to Become Healthy?

Has the power of social media motivated more people to become healthy? Or is it having the opposite affect on people? The more blogs I read about this, the more I am finding that it really does inspire people to … Continue reading

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