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Yes, Pokémon Go works for weight loss, but don’t get too caught up in catching ‘em all

Pokémon Go all but explicitly encourages exercise, but it can also slow you down.
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Leif is a San Francisco-based tech journalist. He's a big fan of fantasy RPGs, and you can find his previous work on IGN, Rolling Stone, VICE, PC Gamer, Playboy, Mac|Life, TechRadar, and numerous other publications.