I’ve been using my Fitbit Flex for the past one month or so and the biggest lesson I’ve learnt is that every little activity counts.
For those who are unfamiliar, the Fitbit is a wireless fitness device that you can wear on your wrist that tracks the number of steps you take, distance you walk and calories burned in the day. By night, it even tracks your sleep quality and even has an alarm that wakes you up silently in the morning without disturbing those around you.
Sure, you may use apps like Run Keeper when running or exercising but what the Fitbit does, is to record every activity that you do and motivates you to keep active to reach your fitness goals, everyday by lighting up once you fit your target. It also has an app which allows you to sync your status to your PCs and mobile devices via bluetooth so that you can see your progress.
In terms of it’s look and feel, this is one slim and stylish device that fits securely around my wrist together with my watch. I have the black version and just for this month, they have the pink Flex in support of Breast Cancer!Love it so much but too bad they don’t sell the band on it’s own.
So yes back to the topic.
Five things that I’ve learnt from my Fitbit
1. I’m not moving enough
On average, I take about 8,000 steps per day. The default daily goal is to hit 10,000 steps and to clock in point for my AIA Vitality points, I set it to 12,000 points. So that means I’m way off target most days. And my worse days are weekdays when I’m mostly on my butt at work.
2. Every little activity count
With the knowledge that I’m moving so little, it’s been reminding me to walk a little further by taking a longer route, walking up the stairs and even getting back on my exercise again. Which I so need to since I’ve signed up for the Vertical Marathon again this year!
3. I need more eye shut
Yes, I’m sleep deprived since I only sleep an average of 5 hours when the recommended number of hours to sleep is between 7-8 hours. So these days, i try to peel myself off the computer, iPad or my mobile by 1am.
4. Our decisions shape us
And in this case, I use “shape” literally since how we look is a result of what we feed our bodies. Sure, I often joke about being fat just from breathing because I have the fat genes but in all honesty it’s because I eat more than I should. Which reminds me, I should utilise the food plan and calorie tracker in my Fitbit app.
5. I can make the change
Yes, ultimately the reason why I bought this fitness device is to remind me that I can be the change in my life and that every little change can go a long way. So remember every choice you make to be active adds up to healthier and more awesome you.
Training for my vertical marathon at 10pm and climbed 60 storeys in 13 mins and 17 secs! #svm2013
So let me challenge you, what is one thing that you can change to get more active this week? Try it and you may be surprised by the results.
*This is not a sponsored post and all opinions expressed here are based on my own experience.
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