Custom mobile applications for smartphones can be specifically designed to give you accurate information on the number of calories burned during walking. Why use such mobile apps?
Knowing the number of calories burned is an important part of losing weight. For the past 20 years there has been a dramatic increase in the percentage of overweight adults, adolescents and young children in the United States. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years and more than one-third of adults (35.7%) are obese. And rates remain high.
Being overweight is linked to an increased risk of heart diseases, diabetes, liver diseases, some types of cancer, arthritis and other health problems. The truth is that fast food and sedentary life is the reality for many. People are spending less time moving and exercising. They are tethered to the TV, computer, or video-game console. Further, today’s busy tempo gives fewer free moments to prepare nutritious, home-cooked meals.
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