Journal of Undergraduate Research


activity trackers, young adults, cancer mortality, dementia, stroke, diabetes




Physical inactivity in young adults leads to a 40% greater chance of cancer mortality, 50% greater risk of dementia, 60% greater risk of stroke, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and a number of other health related issues1. In our country in which sedentary jobs have increased by 83% since 1950, and 69%2 of all adults are obese or overweight, these health related factors due to inactivity become a real concern. Many companies have created these activity trackers as a solution to solving physical inactivity. The purpose of this project was to evaluate what aspects of the Microsoft Band that young adults felt they liked, disliked, and to what degree they motivated an active lifestyle.

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