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Find habits that stick with Fitbit Healthy Habits

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Create healthy habits this month

Creating a healthy lifestyle is always worth it, but never easy. Those first few months of getting up early to hit the gym or having to talk yourself up to putting your running shoes on can be a battle of willpower you don’t always win. But after awhile, what was once something you had to force yourself to do becomes second-nature. That’s when you know it has finally become a habit.

When it comes to developing a healthy lifestyle, it can be tempting to try and try and tackle every every unhealthy thing in your life all at once. But studies have shown that our willpower is finite, so trying to change too many of your habits at once will at the very least make you exhausted, and at most cause you to burn out on staying healthy earlier. So we’d like to challenge each and every reader with the Fitbit Healthy Habits challenge!

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6 Tips to Fuel Your Workouts

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Tips on how to fuel your workouts

Exercise and diet go hand in hand when it comes to weight management, whether your goal is to bulk up or slim down. And while that’s largely common knowledge these days, we don’t always think about what we eat around our workouts to help us perform our best. So here are a few tips on how to fuel your workouts to get the most out of them:

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What Jobs Do Active People Have? [Infographic]

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Standing stations, treadmill desks, regular movement and stretching routines… these are quickly becoming commonplace in wellness-focused office spaces. But what about people that work on their feet all day? Are they walking as much as the sitting-cognizant desk worker?

We wanted to get to the bottom of it. So we surveyed Fitbit users who walk an average of at least 10K steps per day to find out which occupations topped the list. Here’s what we found.

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Score Some Steps While Watching Basketball

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It’s tourney time! And rather than cheer for your team over beers and wings, we want to keep you active while you follow your bracket. Instead of staying sitting all tournament long, here’s some quick workouts you can do to score some steps:

Workout while watching basketball

Celebrity Trainer Harley Pasternak Shares His Tips for Losing Weight and Staying Fit

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Harley Pasternak offers his tips on losing weight and staying fit

Harley Pasternak has been training some of the biggest celebrities in Hollywood for years. With the release of his latest book, 5 Pounds, we got the chance to ask him for a few of his top tips for losing weight and staying fit! We were also lucky enough to receive 20 copies of his new book that we’ll be giving away. Read on to learn what you can do to start getting fit today, and how to enter to win your copy!

What are a few things Fitbit users can start doing today to help kickstart their weight loss?

Don’t be afraid to get a little less efficient with your day. Park farther away from the entrance to the grocery store. Take your dog around the block rather than just letting her out in the back yard. Take your groceries inside in three trips instead of one. Shovel your walk instead of using a snowblower.

One thing I like to do is to make plans for walking coffees with my friends. And I have an earpiece for my phone so I can make my phone calls while I’m moving.

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How Dean Karnazes Uses Heart Rate Data While Training

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Ultramarathon Man Dean Karnazes explains how heart rate tech helps him train

PurePulse Heart Rate is a new technology at Fitbit that we’re really proud of. Included in both the ChargeHR and Surge, it offers continuous, automatic, wrist-based heart rate and simplified heart rate zones. Tracking your heart rate allows you to accurately track your calorie burn, maintain workout intensity, maximize training, and optimize your results. But how do you use it?

We turned to Fitbit ambassador and ultramarathon man Dean Karnazes to learn how he uses the heart rate tracking in his Fitbit Surge while training for his races.

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Stay Motivated at Home

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We’ve recently talked about how to make the most of your gym membership for those of you who are working on building up a gym routine. But while gyms can be extremely helpful as you work on tackling your fitness goals, they’re not for everyone. If that rings true, this post is for you.

There are plenty of ways to stay fit year-long without a gym, if that’s what you prefer. Here are just a few ways to help you stay on-track and work fitness into your home.

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Activities to Keep Your Heart Healthy

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Since February is American Heart Month, we’ve teamed up with the American Heart Association to bring you heart-healthy tips all month long!

Woman walking a dog

A lot of times, when it comes to fitness we’re focused on a very narrow view, like the numbers on a scale or the calories in our dinners. But when it comes to heart health, there’s more to it.

We asked board-certified cardiologist Tara Narula, M.D., to share her top recommendations for heart-healthy activities:

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Harley Pasternak’s Tips for Mixing Up Your Fitness Routine

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In every season, it’s great to work on creating healthy habits that stick! The thing to be careful about with habits, however, is to make sure your new routine doesn’t become boring over time. To help you shake things up and keep things fun, we asked celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak for his tips on mixing up your workout:

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How Watching Football Affects Your Step Count [Infographic]

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We’re ramping up for the Big Game tomorrow, but have any of you noticed your step counts going down on Game Day? We did.

We learned that the average football fan loses 1,700 steps when they sit down to watch the game, which over the course of the season adds up to over 27,000 steps! We all need our leisure time, but if you want to stay on top of the sport while keeping your step count up, we have some Game Day Hacks for you.

Click on the image below to view the full graphic.

Big Game infographic