September 19, 2013


Buying a Fitbit has changed my life. Seriously. I think everyone should have some form of a fitness tracker to realize how very sedentary our lives are. 

For me, I thought I was mildly active. I walk at least a mile to and from the bus stop to get to work, and I try to work out at least a few times a week. When you first get a Fitbit, it is automatically set at a 10,000 step per day goal. I had a hard time reaching it. I realized that even though I felt like I walked pretty far to get to work, that was a result of the fact that I never had to walk anywhere before moving to San Francisco. Watching how many steps I had taken each day encouraged me to start walking the full two miles to work and back and to try and get moving after work instead of watching tv. I also love that on days that I walk a lot of steps, I don't feel the need to do heavy cardio. Plus, it tracks my net calories so I can know what a healthy amount for me to be eating is based on my activity for the day. And you will be surprised! I eat ~2400 calories on very active days. The idea is just to balance.

There are three major contenders: Fitbit Flex, Nike Fuel Band, and Jawbone UP. From my own research and for my own necessities, the Fitbit was the best fit (haha!) for me. But I suggest checking in to what each one offers to see which will work best for you. 

No matter what, the end goal is to get you moving, and hopefully lead to a happier and healthier life. Who doesn't want that?

Fitness Trackers

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