29 min

Fitness trackers, social media and the impact on mental wellbeing‪.‬ The Runner's World UK Podcast

    • Sports

Fitness trackers may help to measure your physical health, but can they take their toll on your mental wellbeing? Our guest thinks they can. Dr Rachael Kent recently authored a study into health-tracking technology and found that it ‘the pressure to share and track their routine on social media and online makes people obsessive, compulsive and develop addictive relationships with fitness trackers.’
Jane, Rick and Ben discuss this complex topic with Rachel, drawing on their own experiences and how lockdown has heightened the reliance on social media for interaction.
 
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Fitness trackers may help to measure your physical health, but can they take their toll on your mental wellbeing? Our guest thinks they can. Dr Rachael Kent recently authored a study into health-tracking technology and found that it ‘the pressure to share and track their routine on social media and online makes people obsessive, compulsive and develop addictive relationships with fitness trackers.’
Jane, Rick and Ben discuss this complex topic with Rachel, drawing on their own experiences and how lockdown has heightened the reliance on social media for interaction.
 
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

29 min

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