The new year is here, and that means new year’s resolutions are in full swing. For those trying to lose weight or become more active, a smart fitness device like an Apple Watch or a Fitbit may seem like an ideal purchase to track calories and steps. However, before you buy, make sure you are using the device for the right reason and understand its limitations.

Irfan M. Asif, M.D., family medicine physician, who is also board-certified in sports and exercise medicine and the chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, says in order for smart fitness devices or apps to help, the person using them needs to be motivated…. Read more by clicking the link