FitBit Heart Rate Study – For Healthy Living

Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband, Black, Large


Interested in trying out the fitbit in an effort to improve current health status.

Being a previous garmin  user I am now interested in trying the Fitbit Heart Rate wristband. The fitbit Heart Rate offers a website and mobile app for ios, Android and Windows 10. It cam be synced to smart devices via Bluetooth or uploaded to a computer running Windows or macOS using the Bluetooth USB dongle. Users have the ability to log their food, activities, and weight, to track over time and can set daily and weekly goals for themselves for steps, calories burned and consumed, and distance walked. Calories in versus calories out is more accurately measured when app users keep their tracker on. However, the app can be used without a tracker to measure calories on a lifestyle app. The app offers a community page where users can challenge themselves and compete against other users. The social element anticipates an increase in motivation, finding that users take an average of 700 more steps per day when they have friends on the app. Users can choose to share their progress pictures and achievement badge. Fitbit Company Site:

Try walking 10,000 Steps with the FitBit

Aim to take 10,000 steps a day. In one study where men reduced their daily steps from about 10,000 to less than 1,500 (without changing their diet), their visceral (belly) fat increased by 7% after just 2 weeks.
Try to walk everywhere within a reasonable distance. Walk to work, school, or the grocery store if possible.
Get a pedometer and try to increase the number of daily steps you take.
Take stairs instead of elevators; walk instead of driving.
Stand up and walk for 30 steps every 30 minutes. If you have a sedentary job, consider getting a treadmill desk or stand-up desk.

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