So, about those "free" fitbit devices...

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So, about those "free" fitbit devices...

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https://pilotonline.com/business/articl ... 4970e.html

On his 21st day back at work after a heart attack and triple bypass surgery, Chris Zubko received a call from the main office. Through an app on his phone, his boss was literally monitoring every step of Zubko's recovery.

"Man! I noticed your steps have picked up,'' gushed Wayne Gono, 65, whose family operates Regal Plastics, a small fabrication business with satellite shops around Texas. "You used to be under 2,000, now you're over 6,000. Two times you worked out this week. Good!''

Welcome to a rapidly growing phenomenon in the workplace: constant health surveillance.
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fiddlesticks this human waste.
I very breifly installed a fitness tracker on my phone but then thought further about the implications and deleted it. I guess I am not narcissistic enough to need to have my every step counted and graphed for examination.
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if you don't use it when they give it to you... your insurance will change in the next years cycle.

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macnuke wrote: if you don't use it when they give it to you... your insurance will change in the next years cycle.


If you do use it, your insurance will change in the next years cycle.

You will be screwed either way.
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just like those things they want you to put in your car to record "your excellent driving habits"
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I expect those things to be built-in to cars in the next ten years.
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In cars is arguably about mitigating harm done to others as well as the bottom line.

Private insurance is basically evil when it can deny the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for the sake of the bottom line.
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macnuke wrote: if you don't use it when they give it to you... your insurance will change in the next years cycle.

This is exactly it. More and more employers' insurance companies are requiring physicals etc, and your premiums are based on how healthy you are.

On a side note, the 10,000 steps is a completely arbitrary number the Japanese made up in the 60's.
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justine wrote:
macnuke wrote: if you don't use it when they give it to you... your insurance will change in the next years cycle.

This is exactly it. More and more employers' insurance companies are requiring physicals etc, and your premiums are based on how healthy you are.

On a side note, the 10,000 steps is a completely arbitrary number the Japanese made up in the 60's.


10,000 might be a conveniently round number, but I think they have a point.

In other new, I found Tokyo's fat guy and he'd really be just about middling here.
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dv wrote:
justine wrote:
macnuke wrote: if you don't use it when they give it to you... your insurance will change in the next years cycle.

This is exactly it. More and more employers' insurance companies are requiring physicals etc, and your premiums are based on how healthy you are.

On a side note, the 10,000 steps is a completely arbitrary number the Japanese made up in the 60's.


10,000 might be a conveniently round number, but I think they have a point.

In other new, I found Tokyo's fat guy and he'd really be just about middling here.


The 10000 came from the name of the first pedometer built.
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I exercise and eat healthy.
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