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8 Ways to Get Preteens to Put Down the Phone and Go Outside

Fitbit Blog – 5.22.21 (5.21.21)

You don’t need to track your screen time to know your usage spiked in the last year. That’s OK and understandable given the circumstances. And now you have great motivation to put down your phone and close your laptop: the weather! Heading outside for a walk, workout, or simply to sit in the park can do wonders for your mood and mental health.

Source: 8 Ways to Get Preteens to Put Down the Phone and Go Outside – Fitbit Blog

How Getting Active and Getting Outside Can Support Your Immune System

Fitbit Blog – 5.5.21 (5.4.21)

If you want to support a healthy immune system, you’d be hard pressed to find a better activity than exercise. “When a person exercises, chemicals are produced that improve immune function,” says Carissa Smock, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Health Services at Northcentral University and Chair of the American Public Health Association’s Physical Activity Section. “This is caused by changes in antibodies and white blood cells as they circulate faster during exercise as well as the rise in body temperature.”

Source: How Getting Active and Getting Outside Can Support Your Immune System – Fitbit Blog

Get Excited to Eat Well with New Recipe Videos on Fitbit Premium

Fitbit Blog – 4.19.21

What you eat plays a huge role in your health, well-being, and happiness. And after being stuck inside for so long everyone’s in need of a little inspiration to keep cooking and extra motivation to make healthy choices. The good news: Fitbit Premium members can now access fresh nutrition ideas that will inspire you to eat well. Premium members already have access to features that help you move more, sleep better, and stress less: From the Health Metrics dashboard and your personal Wellness Report, to the advanced sleep features and mindfulness sessions, to workouts, games, and challenges—being healthy has never been easier or so much fun! And the Premium content and features just keep getting better.

Source: Get Excited to Eat Well with New Recipe Videos on Fitbit Premium

How to Help Your Kids With Stress

Fitbit Blog – 4.8.21

Adults aren’t the only ones feeling incredible stress these days. Thanks to decreased social contacts, changed routines (that seem to keep changing), and parental anxiety, kids are also stressed out. In fact, between 19 and 22 percent of children ages six to 12 report having anxiety, according to a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health last August. Normally less than 7 percent of kids this age have anxiety.

Source: How to Help Your Kids With Stress

How to Care for Your Heart at Every Age

Fitbit Blog – 2.9.21 (2.8.21)

While most people probably don’t think too much about the state of their heart until they reach middle age, starting some healthy habits earlier is a pretty smart idea. “While it’s never too late to change your lifestyle or approach to heart health, the earlier you start to make healthier choices, the greater the benefits,” says Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD, chair of the department of preventive medicine at Northwestern University and president-elect of American Heart Association. “The longer you spend with higher blood pressure or cholesterol, the more damage is being done to your heart and vascular system—and once that damage is done, it’s difficult if not impossible to put the horse back in the barn.”

Source: How to Care for Your Heart at Every Age – Fitbit Blog

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