CDC Maps Couch Potatoes by State

CDC Maps Couch Potatoes by State

It should come as no surprise that obesity is a major problem for residents of the U.S. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, in 2016 40% of adults 20 or older were obese. This is based on a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or more. In addition, another...
Device Hears What You Eat

Device Hears What You Eat

More than two-thirds of American adults are overweight. Clearly, we need to eat less and exercise more. Just as clearly, that is a whole lot easier to say than to do. Researchers have experimented with all sorts of ways to change a person’s behaviors about food...
Samsung Wants to Measure Your Fat

Samsung Wants to Measure Your Fat

Do you know your Body Mass Index¬†(BMI)? It’s a widely-used metric to determine whether or not you’re overweight or obese. It’s a useful generalization, but it does not take into account the different types of tissues that make up your weight. Bone...
Clinical Trial Company Embraces Wearables

Clinical Trial Company Embraces Wearables

The continuous data recording of wearable Health Tech devices can be a valuable feature in discovering new connections between lifestyle and health, creating Big Data sets that can be mined for new information. This can be especially effective in clinical trials of...