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Combatting Childhood Obesity through Technology

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

fitpals

In partnership with Alexian Brothers (AMITA) and made possible by a grant from Verizon, Links Technology recently developed an Android Fitness app called Fit Pals. The app is being used in conjunction with doctors and nutritionists at the medical center to help with prevention of childhood obesity as well as several risks associated with obesity including heart disease and diabetes. Fit Pals is designed to keep children to stay on track with healthy eating habits and fitness goals as well as serves as a journaling system to keep track of progress over time. The app also uses data and information provided by several area park districts to power the daily activities for the children in their community.

The Alexian Fit Pals app was a huge success for the childhood obesity program as 59% of children in the program reduced their Body Mass Index (BMI). To get a more in depth look at the program and a firsthand account of a family who participated check out the video below:



For more information on this and other amazing technology solutions by Links, call us at 847-252-7600.

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