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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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10 Ways to Tell Your Snacks Who’s Boss

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Today’s guest post comes from Lauren Slayton, the author of The Little Book of Thin and creator of the Foodtrainers blog.

10 tips on healthy snacking

When it comes to snacking, I can’t tell you how often I have heard from clients:

Everything is fine until late afternoon or I’m a different person after dinner.

At these times of day nutrition knowledge is irrelevant. Willpower is not enough; you need to have a plan in place. Planning supersedes willpower. Once you conquer your trouble spot (not talking thighs or abs), real progress will be yours.

Here are my top 10 tips to becoming a smart snacker:

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Drink Up! 7 Fit Tips on Staying Hydrated

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Ways to stay hydrated

It’s no secret these days that staying hydrated is an important part of your overall health, but there are loads of health benefits that aren’t as well known. Hydration can give your metabolism a boost, lubricate your joints, control your body’s temperature, and even help with digestion.

Regardless of your hydration goals, here are some tips and guidelines to keep in mind if you’re thinking about increasing your H2O intake:

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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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Everyday Recipes for Athletes

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Ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes shares some of his favorite recipes

There’s a lot of talk about what to eat before and after your workouts. But what about the rest of the time? If you’re an athlete or working out rigorously on an ongoing basis, eating well is important for each meal. For some nutritious ideas, we turned to Ultramarathon Man Dean Karnazes for some of his favorite everyday recipes:

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Big News from Fitbit (April Fool’s)

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Digits get digital with Fitbit Tap

In 2014, Fitbit launched three new products that changed the way we experience fitness. Today, we’re excited to announce our latest breakthrough: a revolutionary wearable that will change the way we experience the world around us. And by world, we mean Internet.

Because whether you’re getting the news, exploring the web, buying clothes, buying groceries, posting photos, checking work email, checking personal email, checking personal email at work, or taking a quiz to find out which animal you are (probably llama), your life happens in the palm of your hand. And now, we’ve found a way to track it.

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Sync Multiple Trackers to your Fitbit Account With Multi-Tracker Support!

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Multi-Tracker Support is now available on Fitbit

You can now use multiple Fitbit devices with one account!We’re excited to announce that you can now connect multiple Fitbit trackers with the same account! It’s available today with Multi-Tracker Support.

Thanks to Multi-Tracker Support you can now have one tracker for daily wear and another for your workouts. Once multiple trackers are connected to an account, Fitbit does all the hard work for you. The app will automatically detect when you swap from one device to another, with no buttons to push on the tracker or the app. The ability to switch so easily makes it simple to use your favorite Fitbit device for any occasion so you never have to leave your tracker behind.

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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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Top 10 Healthy, Guilt-Free Pizza Options (yes!)

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Today’s guest post comes from Lauren Slayton, the author of The Little Book of Thin and creator of the Foodtrainers blog.

Healthy Pizza

 

Last night, I had a meeting with a fairly new nutrition client. I’ve provided him with ways to make a healthier version of his beloved egg sandwich (omega 3 eggs, sprouted English muffin, avocado) and other sensible swaps. “This plan is so livable” he remarked. I laughed, “any eating regime you embark on must me livable even enjoyable.” For me, enjoyable means pizza and pasta. I’ve told you about our Foodtrainers’ favorite healthy pastas and now it’s pizza’s turn.

Here are our top 10 ways to eat more pizza while staying fit.

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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