Sunday 22 July 2012

Product Review - FitBit

Fits in a tiny portion of the palm of my hand!
The Husband was using a pedometer as part of a global challenge to increase the activity level of the employees at work. Throughout our discussions about it, we decided it would be a good thing to continue with after the challenge was over, and I wanted in on it too. Enter... his and hers versions of the FitBit. The FitBit is so small, it barely takes up all of the room up front in the middle of my bra. Yes, that's where I wear it. If you're the braless sort you could always use your belt, but I like the Mae West feeling I get when I check my cleavage for my daily progress.

But the teeny size of it is only one of the many attributes I love about this thing. Within days I knew it was a relationship I wanted to continue (kind of like the one with The Husband) so I signed up for the Premium service almost right away. The detailed analysis lets me see how my calories are spread throughout the day and by nutrient. Feeling puffy? That's because you ate over 3,000 mg of sodium yesterday, silly!

If you're not into excessive tracking (and why wouldn't you be? Numbers are nifty!) you can just use the regular service to learn that yes, you do move less than you should. And that's OK, because once you've got a benchmark, you can work on gradually moving a little more every day. Since I started using it, I've started challenging myself to do things like use the stairs to and from the subway for an additional 10 flights of stairs a day. If I'm a little low on my step count, I go for a walk after dinner. If it's really high, I have a small glass of wine.

I love my FitBit and recommend it to anyone fighting the good fight against the sedentary lifestyle.

This is not a sponsored post, no compensation has been received. All opinions expressed are my own.

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