Everyone is on the fitness tracking bandwagon. The Apple Watch will track your heartbeat, steps, and activity. The Fitbit and Fuelband have been doing similar things for years. But they aren’t perfect. At best, the data is good encouragement, but at worst, it's unreliable and misleading. Here's why all that data doesn't equal better health, and what you actually can use.
As a fitness coach and the co-founder of Fitocracy, I've been exposed to the success stories and fitness challenges of countless people. When they fail to meet their fitness goals, people often tell me that they don't have innate talent. Instead, they should think of fitness as a skill to be refined and improved upon.