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    health,  technology

    Your Fitbit: Friend or Foe?

    Wearable pieces of tech are motivational and fun, but there are issues of accuracy and privacy that we’d rather ignore. Writing is ultimately a desk job. Unless we install a treadmill in front of a stand-up desk, the only real movement we do on the job is slouching off downstairs to make tea or fetch a biscuit. Freelancers have an advantage: We can just decide to go for a run halfway through the morning if we feel like it. While writing full-time in a ‘real’ job these last few months, in an actual office with air-conditioning, it wasn’t so easy to maintain any kind of fitness routine. I walked to…