With a Fitbit pedometer, better health and quality of life is only a few steps away.
If you just want to play — in the lake, the garden, the lift line, the soccer game or whatever — and gym membership sounds more formidable than going back for that master’s degree, consider using a Fitbit pedometer to increase your exercise.
This portable, electronic device takes the “work” out of your workouts by tracking your everyday physical activity in the form of steps taken. With a pedometer’s measuring capabilities, you can see and track your daily “exercise” without stepping foot inside a gym. The Fitbit pedometer will:
- Sync wirelessly with your smart phone or computer,
- Download into your employer’s wellness site,
- Track your progress and
- Notify you when you’ve reached a goal.
According to data from the National Health Interview Survey, only one in three adults engage in regular exercise. And Health Tracks, the Hometown Health wellness program, reports that after obesity and smoking, a lack of exercise is the third-leading cause of premature death in the United States today.
So set a goal and get moving. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends 10,000 steps a day for healthy adults. Consult with your physician to determine the level of physical activity that’s right for you. (If you have any health conditions or limitations, you should always consult with your doctor before engaging in an exercise program.)
Randy Brown, Chair of Renown Community Advisory, loves his Fitbit because “it motivates me to do better.” Randy is a dad, husband, director of Regulatory Affairs at AT&T and community volunteer, so he needs a device that seamlessly connects with his busy life. “I use the bracelet model and love it for several reasons. First, you can wear it full time, including in the shower. Second, it requires a charge only about every 4 to 5 days,” he continues. “I love that it syncs with my phones and iPad.”
With your pedometer engaged, you can now focus on playing while it effortlessly tracks your exercise for you. And if you find you’re falling short of your daily goal, simply get moving again. It’s working for Randy. “I might find myself 500 steps short at the end of the day, so I walk around my house, because it makes me happy to hit my goal.”