FitBit makes getting in shape as addictive as checking Facebook and Twitter. Clip the tiny pedometer-like device to your belt, and each time you walk past the base station connected to your computer, it’ll upload how many steps you’ve taken, how many calories you’ve burned and more, all to FitBit’s website.
Not only is it simple to use and addicting, but according to many success stories shared on their website, it is a great way to drop substantial weight and overall live a healthier life.
According to Megan K., she was able to drop 100 pounds using Fitbit and offers the following advice:
Rack Up the Steps all Day
“Trying to do 10,000 steps at once didn’t always fit into my schedule, and seemed hard to do,” says Megan. “But going on a little walk in the morning, and another after lunch helped my steps add up.”
Set Goals that Work for YOU
“I know some of my coworkers are hitting 30,000 steps on a regular basis, and it’s tempting to compete with that—I really hate losing,” Megan says. “So sometimes I have to remind myself that’s a lot of steps, and that number isn’t always realistic for me on a daily basis. 15,000 is what works for me, and that’s still super active.”
Believe It’s Possible!
“Even if you’re someone who struggles with fitness, or if being active doesn’t come naturally to you, you can do it—and it can all be done with walking,” says Megan. “You don’t have to go out and kill yourself every day, just set a goal with Fitbit and ease into it.”
FitBit offers much more than step counting such as; energy levels, quality of sleep, heart rate at rest or while training, and calories burned. According to Nickie S., FitBit’s technology helped her make the Australian team for Duathlon World Championships.
“I chose the Fitbit Surge because I wanted GPS tracking for my runs, visibility of heart rate on my wrist, and the ability to track my exercise and training across multi disciplines and give my coach access to it. It means I don’t have to keep a separate log of my training. He can see my daily or weekly training volume as well as the intensity of my sessions, my heart rate fluctuations and sleep quality which helps him to better plan my weeks ahead. It takes the guess work out of training for me and allows him to adapt my program if the signs are showing that I am getting run down (increased heart-rate, sleep quality etc).”
Whether you are just getting back in to the game or a world-class athlete, better health starts with one step at a time!