Pokemon Go Adding Years To Users’ Lives

Even couch potatoes are walking more

Pokemon Go may be the greatest fitness app ever. A study by Microsoft Research has found the most engaged Pokemon Go players have taken 26 per cent more steps than before they started using the app. The largest behavior changes were seen in those who would have been considered the laziest. No matter their gender, age, weight or lifestyle, Pokemon Go users began to move more — taking an extra 194 steps a day once they started using the app – the equivalent of walking roughly 1/20th of a kilometre.

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