Fitbit’s Fittest: Which Communities Raised The Bar In 2019?

2019: What a year. As we prepare to launch ourselves into a whole new chapter (and decade), it’s important to look back and take time to reflect. Then, position yourself to conquer your New Year’s resolutions with a different mindset this time around. 

Consider this our way of reflecting. Fitbit researchers crunched the numbers and counted the steps of millions of Fitbit users all over the globe. Here are the stats that stood out most to us: 

Who Stepped It Up In 2019? 

This year, Fitbit users in Hong Kong took the lead in stepping, followed by Spain and Ireland in second and third place, respectively. Rounding out the top five places nabbing the most steps taken in 2019 were Italy and Singapore. Talk about hitting your step goals

Who Got the Best Rest in 2019? 

For the second year in a row, Fitbit users in Finland remembered to turn off the lights, unplug and hit the pillow longer than any other country. Other top snoozers who joined the ranks were in Ireland, New Zealand, Belgium, and the Netherlands.   

U.S. Cities With the Healthiest Hearts in 2019 

In the U.S., the average adult resting heart rate is 60 to 100 beats per minute, but lower heart rates may be a measure of good cardio fitness. Fitbit users in Bend, Oregon are the returning champions of heart health in 2019 with the lowest resting heart rates in the U.S. Other cities that topped the list were Juneau, Alaska; Missoula, Montana; Santa Barbara; Santa Maria; San Luis Obispo; Monterey; and Salinas, all in California. 

The U.S. Fitbit Community Raised the Bar in 2019 

Clearly, the power of steps is alive and well—after all, U.S.-based Fitbit users took a total of 27 trillion (!) in the past year. More lofty stats? The U.S. Fitbit community slept a total of 12 billion hours, and kicked their butts into gear with 119 billion total active minutes. Let’s just say getting the recommended 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week was a cinch. 

The Best Days of 2019 in the U.S. 

In the U.S., the best day for steps occurred in that glorious space between spring and summertime, just before Memorial Day weekend. Fitbit users in the United States logged no less than 91.6 billion steps on that day. 

Best night of blissful ZZZ’s? Fitbit users wasted no time in getting maximal shuteye on January 12. Next, the days of maximum hydration—and beautiful warm weather bike rides—both took place during the dog days of summer: the balmy, carefree dates of August 27 and July 9, respectively. Here’s to the highlights of the year! 

Disclaimer: The 2019 Fitbit Year in Review is based on aggregated and anonymized data of Fitbit users from January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019.

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