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Excerpt — Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription 8th Edition With Online Video

Activity trackers: are they accurate for estimating energy expenditure?

Being able to track energy (caloric) expenditure is of great importance for those pursuing weight loss and weight maintenance goals. But the technology to track energy expenditure (EE) with a high degree of accuracy is still lacking.

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Blood pressure-related smartphone apps

There are no fewer than 100 hypertension-related apps available for download (Kumar et al. 2015). Most of them allow users to track their BP, BMI, and body weight by entering the data into their smartphones.

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Using technology to increase physical activity at work

Active workstations (e.g., treadmill desks or pedal desks) and adjustable-height work surfaces that allow employees to stand (sit-stand desks) are becoming more commonplace.

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