Fitbit Blog – 6.15.19 (6.12.19)
When most people plan out their exercise for the week, they schedule in their trips to the gym and stop there. But what if, instead of doing nothing the other days, you vowed to squeeze in at least 10 minutes of dedicated movement? And yes, we’re talking every single day. No exceptions.
Read more: Your New Challenge: Exercise For 10 Minutes Every Day
Fitbit Blog – 4.17.19 (4.15.19)
It’s one of those statements you’ve probably heard time and time again: The best time to exercise is in the morning. It makes sense: You get it done before your day gets too busy or other obligations arise. But while a.m. workouts might be best for some people, others just can’t get themselves to hop out of bed bright and early and squeeze in a trip to the gym before work. For them, a nighttime sweat session might be more appealing. And despite the commonly-held belief that late workouts can leave exercisers feeling too amped to rest, it seems p.m. activity doesn’t necessarily equate to disturbed sleep.
Read more: The Benefits of Evening Exercise
Fitbit Blog – 3.14.19 (3.12.19)
A lot has been written about the importance of getting a good night’s sleep, so what can an athlete possibly add? Plenty. Like most athletes, I measure and monitor my vitals closely to help optimize performance. Sleep is no exception. By using my Fitbit to quantify sleep metrics, I’ve been able to try new techniques to improve the quality of my slumber. Here’s what I’ve learned.
Read more: 3 Pro Tricks for a Good Night’s Sleep
Fitbit Blog – 3.8.19 (3.5.19)
Think you need to sweat for an hour for it to count? That’s the old way of thinking. These days, more and more people are doing tougher, quicker workouts—and seeing similar benefits. Studies have shown that 20 minutes of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) can result in the same amount of weight loss as 60 minutes of moderate exercise. And it just so happens they’re also a lot easier to fit into your busy life.
Read more: Too Busy For Fitness? These Quick Workouts Are For You
Fitbit Blog – 3.7.19 (3.6.19)
For the first time in our history, Steel HR Sport can give you an accurate and precise physical fitness score—the result of a partnership between Withings and Firstbeat. What is it and how does it work? Read on to find out.