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MOVE MORE, SIT LESS, AND BE WELL: Behavioral Aspects of Activity Trackers

Kiessling, Brian II M.S.; Kennedy-Armbruster, Carol Ph.D., FACSM

doi: 10.1249/FIT.0000000000000254
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Learning Objectives: 1. Provide suggestions to help fitness professionals understand how wearable activity trackers (ATs) affect human movement patterns.

2. Describe the role of ATs in physical activity programming

3. Critique a programming case study using ATs in the workplace, including comments by participants

Brian Kiessling II, M.S., is an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology at Indiana University as well as a swim coach for the Councilman Center Indiana Swim Team (CCiST) senior group. As a recent graduate, his future plans are to continue his education at the Ph.D. level.

Carol Kennedy-Armbruster, Ph.D., FACSM, is a senior lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology at Indiana University. As a “prac-ademic,” she has worked in the academic and private setting as an educator, program director, and practitioner of fitness and wellness programs for more than 30 years. Her research is centered on translational research in a worksite setting. She has a special interest in functional movement for health and evaluating physical activity/exercise program outcomes. She also is on the editorial board for ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal® and serves on ACSM’s Exercise is Medicine® Advisory Board.

Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest and do not have any financial disclosures.

© 2016 American College of Sports Medicine.