Wearable exercise trackers are becoming increasingly popular as a way of monitoring physical activity, as well as other health indicators such as quality of sleep and time spent inactive.
Very little research has been done to examine the psychological effect of monitoring your health and activity levels.
This study aims to examine the processes that underpin the adoption of physical activity, in both those who use activity trackers and those who do not.
We are looking to recruit volunteers who have recently:
- Undertaken a new exercise regime, or
- Recently started using an activity monitor, or
- Undertaken a new exercise regime and recently started using an activity monitor.
At the start of the study, volunteers will complete a short online questionnaire about their current exercise behaviour and the reasons they engage in physical activity. They will also have their body composition measured during a brief visit to the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine at Loughborough University.
They will then be asked to complete a short online questionnaire on a monthly basis for a period of six months, and return to the NCSEM after six months for a final body composition analysis.
After completion of the study, you will have access to the results of your body composition analysis.