Things you need
- Fitness tracker (most phones come with one as an app)
- Notebook to record the data.
What does the data from a smartphone’s fitness tracker tell your child about their life?
The Australian Department of Health recommendsExternal link children and young people do 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day.
Ask your teen to record their physical activity or daily step count over a month and then look at the data together. If they're counting their steps, they'll need a pedometer.
During the month, talk to your teenager about the data they're collecting:
Road safety tips:
Talk to your teenager about the importance of being a safe road user:
The analysis of health, fitness and performance data is the key role of a personal trainer, coach or exercise physiologist.
Beyond sport, analysing patterns in data is essential across a variety of careers. Economists, investors, forensic scientists, fashion buyers, statisticians and business owners all use data trends to make informed predictions and decisions.