“The Apple Watch, which Apple is again showing off on Monday, won’t detect your stress level. It doesn’t have a built-in blood-pressure monitor. Or a glucose tracker. Or a pulse oximeter,” Dan Diamond writes for Forbes. “But the Apple Watch still has one killer app: Its haptic sensor.”
“All the Apple Watch has to do to be successful — all it has to do to make us healthier — is do one thing: Get us to stand up,” Diamond writes. “And the device is perfectly designed to do just that.”
“Apple Watch tracks three behaviors:’Moving,’ exercising, and standing. And it’s designed to offer still-unclear rewards,” Diamond writes. “Simply standing for a few moments matters because we’re increasingly a nation of sitters. The average American adult now sits between 7 and 9 hours per day between work and during the commute — basically, we spend more time sitting than sleeping. And this ‘sitting disease,’ as MayoClinic.com puts it, shortens our life expectancy and increases risk of heart disease and cancer. A recent meta-study in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that long stretches of sitting are linked with a range of risks — at least a 16% higher risk of all-cause mortality, for one — and they’re not balanced out by going to the gym every day.”
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