FitBit for #ReadersWorkouts
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For an early birthday present, I got a FitBit One last week. It seems best suited for people who walk as their primary form of exercise. I’m still counting exercise minutes so that I feel like my stretching and strength-training count for something.
The FitBit lets you set goals. I’m aiming for 7000 steps and 20 floors of stairs every day. Occasionally, that means I go up and down the stairs a few times late in the evening!
The display that I most often keep it on shows a flower that grows or shrinks depending on how active you’ve been during the day. I try to keep it between 3 and 4 leaves — that’s good motivation to make sure that I’m not sitting too long.
Do you use a FitBit or other technology for monitoring your activity?
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Fitbit looks really cool, I see a lot of people are using them now. I wish I could use a pedometer at work, but I’m in gas Plant and it’s not safe to use…Happy belated birthday!
This is the first time I hear of Fit bit. I only use an app on my mobile to see how many kilometres I walk (when I walk, because I usually run or swim and I don’t take anything with me for those activities), and that’s enough for me.
In any case, I think tools like these can motivate you to do more, just because you are aware of it most of the time, so it’s good.
PS: yesterday I run my first 2 intervales of 20 minutes each one. Exhausting. Rewarding too 😉
Yay for trying intervals! That’s hard work!
I got a fitbit zip last week. I’ve used pedometers before, and being aware of how much (or how little) I’ve walked during the days does motivate me. I participate in a couple of fitness programs through work, and the fitbit’s ability to upload step counts via wifi simplifies things for me.
I had a Fitbit Force, but sent it back when they were recalled. Haven’t made up my mind whether to get another Fitbit or other brand of tracker. I’ve been eyeing the Moov fitness tracker. It can track any kind of fitness you do.
Happy Belated Birthday!
I got a fitbit at the beginning of the year, but I have been very sporadic in using it. That will change next week however…. Now that I am retired, I am determined to begin a exercise routine that I can maintain for a lifetime.
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One of my biggest motivators is that I want to be able to walk all day when I’m traveling.
I think i sent a fitbit email to you. Let me know if you didn’t get it.
My mother uses a fitbit, I think. I will see her next week and ask her. I’m sorry I haven’t been participating in this as much lately. Between Holly’s being unwell and my going into the office three mornings a week, I’m struggling to fall into a routine. It won’t happen until maybe next month because next week I’ll be going away. I should be getting back on track in June albeit that means I won’t really be in a routine until July. :-/
I don’t use anything like a fitbit. I tried an app on my phone once upon a time, but hated having to have my phone with me. I have not made it to the gym or run outside for like a week, but I did work in the garden a bit.
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