Examining Effects of Smart Phone Exercise Apps Usage on Weight Reduction in Young University Students

  • Hira Atta Lecturer, Department of Sports Sciences & Physical Education, University of the Punjab
  • Muhammad Tahir Nazeer Assistant Professor, Department of Sports Sciences & Physical Education Department, University of the Punjab
  • Masood Mahfooz PhD Scholar, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Keywords: Mobile Apps, Weight Loss, Obesity, Exercise


According to WHO (World Health Organization) globally, obesity has almost tripled between 1975 and 2016. The purpose of this research study was to investigate the effects of mobile technology on weight loss in females. These days’ social media has a huge impact on youngsters, and they tend to use different apps on their cell phones. Mobile apps to lose weight are an interactive tool for weight management. These mobile apps provide a calculator for calorie intake and energy expenditure to attain goals of weight loss. The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of exercise mobile apps on weight reduction. Forty female participants from Physical Education Classes (N=40) have voluntarily participated in this research. The data was analyzed through age, height, and weight. The statistical test paired t-test was used to check average weight differences after the implementation. The results of the current study showed a significant difference in the weights of females.