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By Kerrie Berends, PhDACSM EP-C & PAPHS, CAPEAcademic Department Chair
is defined as “a
temporary fashion, notion, manner of conduct, etc., especially one followed
enthusiastically by a group” and a trend as “the general
course or prevailing tendency; drift.” After numerous years and increased use,
it’s probably safe to say that wearable technology (WT) is here to stay and use
is on the rise. According to a study by PwC, 45% of respondents who
owned a WT device used it for fitness tracking, while 24% used it as a smart
watch. There are ample ways for students to motivate, track, and report health
and fitness goals and performance.
Online and hybrid education
is still going strong which means that students in these programs are possibly
sitting down more than ever—attending classes and completing homework from
their homes and worksites, as opposed to walking to class. “Scientists think
that too much sitting impairs the body’s ability to deposit fat from the blood
stream into the body. These constantly elevated blood fats are a risk factor
for cardiovascular disease” (ACSM, 2011).
Wearable fitness gadgets
are often programmed to alert an individual when he or she has been “inactive”
for an extended period of time, generally measured in hours. Periodically
moving throughout the day has been shown to be beneficial, even if the
individual does not exercise in a formal manner. “Studies
regarding sedentary behavior are showing that potentially the most important
factor for health is the activity we do during the 15 to 16 hours of the day
that we are not sleeping (assuming 8 hours of sleep) or exercising (assuming 30
to 60 minutes)” (Swank, 2015). Ideally, students—and other individuals—should move
throughout the day in addition to achieving the recommended 30 minutes of
moderate physical activity.
tap into wearable technology or not, it is still recommended that individuals
get and stay active for good health. WT certainly is not for everyone but
should be considered a helpful tool if additional motivation is needed.
ACSM (2011). Reducing
Sedentary Behaviors: Sitting Less and Moving More. Retrieved from https://www.acsm.org/docs/brochures/reducing-sedentary-behaviors-sitting-less-and-moving-more.pdf).
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Waterhouse Cooper. The
Wearable Life 2.0 Connected living in a wearable world. Retrieved from http://www.pwc.com/us/en/industry/entertainment-media/publications/consumer-intelligence-series/wearables.html
Swank, A. (2015). A First
Step to Health: Just Stand Up and Move: Could Improving Your Health Really Be
This Easy? ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal, 19(6), pp. 34-36.
Kerrie Berends, Ph,D, is an academic department chair at
Kaplan University. The views expressed in this article are solely those of the
author and do not represent the view of Kaplan University.
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