Fun and Fit interview “Mr. Connected,” Ted Vickey, PhD researcher on how fitness apps affect exercise and your health
Do you want a dependable, low cost helper to cheer you on, record your workout accomplishments, get you over motivation hurdles, and increase your odds of exercise success? Get in line. No wait, get online! And get on your cell phone.
After devoting hundreds of hours assessing 17 million tweets, 5 popular apps, and scores of exercisers’ habits, Ted Vickey made some interesting discoveries:
- App use tends to fall into 3 categories, 2 of which positively affect exercise outcomes;
- Those who use technology – such as smart phones and workout apps — tend to stick with their workout programs;
- Social networks, whether online or off, will help you get more fit. And the online networks are proving to be mighty!
- From the White House to San Diego to Ireland to the golf links, Ted Vickey’s sense of humor and passions will entertain and inform you. So listen in.
The research results you will hear in this interview with the world’s number one expert in technology and exercise adherence are the first of their kind.
Ted Vickey has been called one of the most connected men in fitness. From his 11 years as head of the White House Athletic center to his current doctoral study of mobile phones and physical activity, he has been pursuing his bucket list since 5th grade. You can pursue him (and his wealth of cutting edge info) via twitter, @TedVickey and via his LinkedIn page, http://www.linkedin.com/in/tedvickey
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