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5 Health Benefits of Reading

Fitbit Blog – 12.27.21

Finding some quiet time to unwind and decompress during the holidays can be a real challenge, but there are plenty of reasons why finding some actual downtime—preferably without screens—should be a priority. So, why not curl up with a good read? Reading doesn’t just sharpen your mind. Research has found that it’s a great stress reliever. Plus, it delivers some surprising health perks.

Source: 5 Health Benefits of Reading – Fitbit Blog

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

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