Fitness Trackers Can Have Damaging Pitfalls


Kaila Prins was excited when her office held a fitness challenge using the NikePlus app. Employees would compete to see who could log the most miles—and Prins was determined to win.

But she was also deeply unhappy with her body, having already spent years dealing with anorexia and orthorexia. Determined to meet the goals set by her fitness tracker, she pushed herself harder and harder, eventually causing nerve damage after she exercised on a sprained ankle.