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Jan 15, 2019 09:08:54

How a fitness tracker changed my life

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Julia Saxena

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So I got a Fitbit recently. This little device on my wrist tracks almost everything, from heartbeat to steps, and sleep. It's my first fitness tracker, and I was super curious how it would impact my life. I didn't have any expectations but just kept an open mind.

Here is what happened.

I had no idea how little I move during a typical day. My work requires me to type on a computer for several hours a day. Lunchtime arrived and I hadn't even made it to 1000 steps. That was concerning, considering the step target is 8000 for a day. 

This simple device got me super focused on increasing my step count. I now take after lunch walks outside. I take the stairs more often. I get up regularly during work hours to move around. I am rewarded with a happy vibration on my wrist when I reach my step goal. 

It seems silly. Just because I now know exactly how much or little I move, I have the sudden urge to increase that number, to beat the target. 

I won't complain. The results have been very positive. I lost a little weight and even sleep better at night. More movement and fresh air make for a great slumber. 

Thanks, Fitbit! 

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    @juliasaxena I got a Fitbit last year as well and had a similar experience to yours. Sitting at a computer all day just doesn't amount to much activity. It is nice to have a tracker for that reminder, and it has led to an increase in activity for me too. Congratulations on taking steps (pun intended) to improve your health!

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jan 15, 2019 14:47:31
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      @brandonwilson I am curious, do you still wear it or did you get bored/annoyed of it at some point?

      Julia Saxena avatar Julia Saxena | Jan 16, 2019 13:48:47
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      @juliasaxena I still wear it all the time and only take it off when I shower or to charge it. I turned off all the notifications except phone calls to minimize distractions. I have a daily goal to reach steps, so I wouldn't be able to measure that without wearing it all the time.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jan 16, 2019 14:51:31
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