Friday, January 23, 2015
Fitbit is a great little tracking device worn on your wrist that helps track steps, activity, distance and sleep. Yesterday with all my steps combined including my workout, I walked almost 5 miles. The Fitbit program even allows for food journaling as well. If you have ever worn a pedometer, you may be familiar with a goal of 10,000 steps a day for healthy adults. Fitbit takes the step information and syncs it with your computer so you know where you are as the day progresses. It encourages people at all fitness levels to be a little more active. The Mayo Clinic encourages us to start with short goals maybe 1,000 steps a days and add steps gradually. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends 150 minutes of moderate exercise weekly which translates to about 8,000 steps. Don't get stuck on 10,000 steps a day, but you might actually find yourself parking at the far end of the parking lot to get in some extra steps. If you don't have a dedicated exercise program, this might be a push to get in a little more activity in a fun way!
Resource: www.livescience.com, www.fitbit.com