Now, smartphone diet apps could help you lose weight much easily

Last Updated: Apr 30, 2014, 13:33 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: If you think smartphones are just worth for playing games, you might be wrong, as now, your smartphone can help you lose weight in a much better way than your dietician may suggest.

Due to busy lifestyle, we often tend to ignore weight gain issues, but it is important to keep a check on your weight as being overweight may lead to many diseases like diabetes, heart diseases.

Researchers at University of Missouri (MU) Columbia have come up with a new technology that can help dieters integrate healthy behaviour changes into their daily lives.

How can people achieve best results?

When people use information technology to support their weight-loss efforts, they tend to access features that streamline the tracking of daily health behaviours, such as calorie intake and exercise.

The mobile technology provides visual feedback on their overall progress like graphs showing weight lost over time.

The study has been published in the Journal of Telemedicine and e-Health.

(With Agency inputs)