48 per cent say that being able to monitor health via a mobile made a positive change to their lives.
Being more connected with mobile devices is having a significant impact on the choices we make towards living a healthier lifestyle, reports heath and fitness brand Fitbit - previous ME App of the Day.
Nearly half of people asked in the UK say that they have noticed positive changes to their behavior since they have been able to monitor their health with their mobile.
25 per cent of adults aged 25-34 say that they now run their lives through their smartphones, as it now provides an instant accessible personalised view of everything from activity, to sleep and diet.
Motivational messages sent to them form their mobile also encourage a quarter of 25-44 year olds to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Paul Flatters, chief executive of Trajectory Group who carried out the research, said: “Our results show that mobile technology is having a huge impact on people’s individual motivations and behaviours towards becoming healthier.”
Some of the top reasons as to why people prefer a personal mobile medium when controlling their health and fitness as opposed to taking the time out to go to the gym or classes were, 63 per cent of people in the UK didn’t like being lectured by public institutions and individuals, 24 per cent say they don’t have time to exercise and 76 per cent of people simply wanted to enjoy life.
Other findings from the survey were 46 per cent of people in the UK now consider their personal feel good factor to be more important than looking good, and 85 per cent fell under pressure to look good from sources such as the media and advertising, to family and friends.