Ep. 46 – Do Fitness Apps Make You Fat?

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Is your fitness app making you fat?

Nir Eyal, an author at Tech Crunch, thinks the apps we rely on to motivate us and track our progress are actually detrimental to our health. Why? Because they don’t differentiate between good and bad calories, encourage over-exercising and make fitness feel like a chore.

“The best exercise in the world is the one you actually like,” he tells Rob.

A writer for TechCrunch, Forbes, Psychology Today and frequent speaker at Fortune 500 companies, Eyal used to be severely overweight until he figured out what exercises he loves and began focusing on the kind of diet he wanted, rather than the kind of diet he thought he should have.

This is an interesting episode for anyone who has wrestled with motivational issues — i.e., all of us!

Check out more of Nir Eyal’s writing at nirandfar.coom.

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  • Sandy B.

    I think you can use them as a tool and be successful. I have been using a calorie and exercise App that has helped me lose weight. I was losing ten pounds a month for a while, and now about one pound a week. As of today, I have lost 123 lbs, with a much needed lifestyle “adjustment” of portion control, clean eating, some exercise, FTW.

    • Rob

      That’s amazing, Sandy! Yes, I agree, fitness apps can be very helpful. Did you listen to Nir’s podcast about why he feels it can have the reverse effect on some people?

  • Just a phenomenal podcast Rob! Excited for what is to come with fitness and technology.

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