Over 50% of Danes measure and weigh,

- number of steps
- number km, walking, running, cycling
- heart rate
- calories
- weight
- food
- sleep
- mood
- stool
Is it the pursuit of health or is it addiction?

More and more Danes are becoming self-painters. There is something safe and stable with numbers and schedules that are easy to relate to, and it provides a good overview. For decades, athletes have measured time, distance, heart rate, diet, etc. Today, well over half of the Danish population have become self-surveyors.

We want to keep track of as much as possible in our lives, and today pretty much anything can be measured, so why not?
The app Endomondo is approaching 2 million. users in Denmark, and if you search the App Store, there are really many apps. with help for everything about your health.

Studies show that working people, who are part of today's performance culture, are used to focusing on performance and goals. It is a part of their everyday life and it is also reflected in their sports activities.
Self-meters have some clear goals such as. to improve shape, perform more, get faster, lose weight, stabilize weight, eat healthier and much more. These self-meters are naturally curious about the latest technologies that can track 24-7 and help them to the goal.

REMEMBER it should be fun and positively motivating. Then it's amazingly inspiring, fun and easy to share with the network.

If apps and metrics have become addictive, it can end up the opposite of health; stress and illness. Some become so dependent on measurements that it stresses them out. Measurements, overview and control become more important than the effort towards the goal. An imbalance the body is not happy with.

There are unimaginable and amazing possibilities, but be your body's best friend and,
REMEMBER - LIFE IS NOT RELEASED (as far as I know) , SO DON'T FORGET TO ENJOY LIFE, JUST BE PRESENT AND ENJOY THE NOW.

Healthy greetings
Jytte


QUANTIFIED SELF - global network of self-meters.
It is a loosely organized 'group of groups' from all over the world who find it interesting, fun and rewarding to collect data about themselves, whether it be diet, exercise, sleep, stress, medication consumption or something completely sixth.
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