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Take Your Fitness to the Next Level with Fitbit & HTC by using #FitbitHTC

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Looking to up your smartphone and your Fitness? The new HTC One (M8) comes with Fitbit built in, with a lockscreen widget and #BlinkFeed integration. And for a limited time, you can save $50 when you purchase both the new HTC One (M8) and a Fitbit Flex or Fitbit One.

Tell us how you’d take your fitness to the next level with Fitbit and the HTC One (M8) with the hashtag #FitbitHTC. Share it on the Fitbit Facebook page or on Twitter, and we’ll pick four random winners who will get the new HTC One (M8)!

30 Days to Summer Fit, Day 28: Reset your bedtime

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We’ll be posting a new challenge every day leading up to summer! Follow along here on the blog, or using this calendar.

30 Days to Summer Fit

We’ve written before about the importance of rest days. But just because you’re taking a rest day doesn’t mean you need to take the entire day off.

So today’s challenge is: Reset your bedtime routine. Like everything in our #SummerStrong challenge, the goal is to set healthy, sustainable habits for yourself moving forward. So once you find what works for you, keep it up!

It’s also important to remember that sleep, stress, and weight are correlated. Managing stress helps you sleep better, and sleeping better gives you more energy so you’re not too tired to hit the gym.

30 Days to Summer Fit Day 28: reset your bedtime

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30 Days to Summer Fit, Day 27: Try meditating for 5 minutes

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We’ll be posting a new challenge every day leading up to summer! Follow along here on the blog, or using this calendar.

30 Days to Summer Fit

We’ve written before about working out being a good way to de-stress. But for times when you can’t fit in a full workout, then what? We turned to author Jenny Blake with this question, and her answer is today’s challenge: Try meditating for 5 minutes!

Meditation, schmeditation. Many of us have read the rapidly-growing number of articles touting its benefits (Improved sleep! Health! Gratitude! Focus! Productivity!) but for the longest time, even as an avid yogi and lover of Buddhist books, I JUST. COULDN’T. GET. INTO. IT. I got bored, restless, and I never “had the time.” (Pfft! What a load of hooey—even 5 minutes goes a long way.)

30 Days to summer Fit, Day 27: Make room for meditation

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30 Days to Summer Fit, Day 26: Train like a star

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We’ll be posting a new challenge every day leading up to summer! Follow along here on the blog, or using this calendar.

30 Days to Summer Fit

Have you ever wondered how out-of-shape celebrities seem to transform into uber-fit muscle men for summer action movies? We have, so we asked celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak­—who’s trained his share of stars—what type of workout routines are getting them fit for the big screen.

The best choice? A nonstop, high-intensity circuit.

Which brings us to today’s challenge: Do five straight sets of the below exercises in descending reps.

30 Days to Summer Fit, Day 26: Train like a movie star

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30 Days to Summer Fit, Day 25: Find a new fitness buddy

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We’ll be posting a new challenge every day leading up to summer! Follow along here on the blog, or using this calendar.

30 Days to Summer Fit

Happy Father’s Day, everyone! We hope you get a chance to spend some time with the favorite dad in your life.

Friends and family can play an important part in fitness, too. We’ve discovered that Fitbit users with at least one friend tend to be 27% more active. Having friends with you every step of the way can add just the right amount of motivation to get you to hit your goals. So today’s challenge is: Find a new fitness buddy!

We mentioned finding a buddy in our initial post about 30 Days to Summer Fit, and the response in the comments section was overwhelming. You all wanted new buddies! So if you’re a Fitbit user, head to the comments to introduce yourself and share a link to your Fitbit profile (you can find the page by clicking on your user photo when viewing your Fitbit Dashboard), or friend others in introduce yourself in a response. Then encourage them throughout your fitness journey.

30 Days to Summer Fit, Day 25: Find a fitness buddy

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30 Days to Summer Fit, Day 24: Drink a glass of water before each meal & snack

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We’ll be posting a new challenge every day leading up to summer! Follow along here on the blog, or using this calendar.

30 Days to Summer Fit

There’s only one week left of our 30-day summer countdown! We know you all can keep it up through the end. For today’s challenge, we’re even keeping it pretty simple: Drink a glass of water before each meal & snack.

There are a lot of different opinions about how much water is the “right” amount to drink each day. But there have been studies that show that drinking a glass of water 30 minutes before each deal can help reduce calorie intake.

We also turned to Barry’s Bootcamp instructor Erica Steinz for her tips about hydration:

Another common fear is holding onto water weight so people intake less water than is suggested before an event, photo shoot, etc. It’s actually smarter to drink a lot more water to flush out the sodium in your body so that your body does NOT retain water a week prior to the event. Then reduce the amount of water a day or two before you want to look slim in those pictures!

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30 Days to Summer Fit, Day 23: Perfect your push-up

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We’ll be posting a new challenge every day leading up to summer! Follow along here on the blog, or using this calendar.

30 Days to Summer Fit

There’s only one week left until summer after today! And with Father’s Day right around the corner, today’s challenge is all about nailing what is ultimately the manliest exercise out there: perfect your push-up.

To help you out, we asked celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak to break down the perfect push-up in 4 easy-to-follow steps. It’s all about form!

Day 23: Perfect your push-up

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Your Fitbit 2014 World Cup Workout

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The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil officially kicks off today with Brazil vs Croatia. And we want you to get in on the action. So here’s your 2014 Fitbit World Cup Workout!

All you have to do is watch a game, pick a winner, and then choose your exercise. Have fun!

 

30 Days to Summer Fit, Day 22: Switch up your appetizers with something healthy

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30 Days to Summer Fit

It’s day 22, and those healthy habits are starting to stick. Let’s take it further by tackling one of the toughest health hurdles: appetizers. Step aside, onion rings. We’ve got insider tips from Chef Jessica Albertson to tease that appetite with fresh and flavorful foods sure to satisfy to help with today’s challenge: Switch up your appetizers with something healthy!

Recipes for easy weeknight meals don’t have to be one pot wonders or 3 ingredients or less, though this is a bonus. A little commitment goes a long way. Make that weekend trip to the farmers market worth it and buy the best and brightest from the season. The colors and smells will keep your cooking and eating inspired through the whole week.

30 Days to Summer Fit, Day 22: Switch up your appetizers

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30 Days to Summer Fit, Day 21: Try interval training on your run

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We’ll be posting a new challenge every day leading up to summer! Follow along here on the blog, or using this calendar.

30 Days to Summer Fit

There are only ten days left of our 30-day summer countdown! How many of you have hit every day so far?

Today we have another fun challenge to make you sweat: Try interval training on your run!

Interval training is a training method that mixes up low- and high-intensity exercise. It’s a great way to shake up your routine, so if you tend to get bored on your runs, this may be a great alternative for you! Some even say it burns more calories.

30 Days to Summer Fit, Day 21: Try interval training on your next run

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