The Best Time to Exercise to Lose Weight

The best time to exercise to lose weight

According to a recent study, the best time to work out may be right when you wake up. There is some evidence that working out on a completely empty stomach — or, as scientists call it, “in a fasted state” — prompts the body to burn more fat and potentially stave off weight gain, compared to exercising at other times.

Ultra Runner Dean Karnazes On Why Speed Matters

Train like a pro with Dean Karnazes and Fitbit

If you’re preparing for your first race, you probably already have a good sense of what you need to do to get to the finish line. You’ve likely invested in a good pair of shoes, and you’re probably tracking your progress with some of the great technology available today, like Fitbit Charge or Surge. But you may not be mixing up your...

Catch Better Zzz’s by Trying Yoga Before Bed

Yoga moves to try before bed

There are plenty of ways to wind down after a long day—reading a good book, watching TV, having a glass of wine, the list goes on. But it turns out light activity does more to help you relax before bed than being sedentary does. In fact, research shows performing gentle movements, like yoga, in the evening can even improve the quality of your...

Score Some Steps While Watching Basketball

3 Baller Moves for Better Agility

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:

How Dean Karnazes Uses Heart Rate Data While Training

Ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes shares some of his favorite recipes

PurePulse Heart Rate is a new technology at Fitbit that we’re really proud of. Included in  ChargeHR, Charge 2, Alta HR, Blaze 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...

Stay Motivated at Home

Fitbit Zip

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...

3 Activities to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Woman walking a dog

It’s common to have a narrow view when it comes to health and fitness. For many people, that means obsessing over the numbers on a scale or rigorously counting calories at mealtimes. But when it comes to heart health, there’s more to it, says Tara Narula, M.D., a board-certified cardiologist and a volunteer spokesperson for the...

Harley Pasternak’s Tips for Mixing Up Your Fitness Routine

working out

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, here are some tips for mixing up your workout. 1. Choose some fun tunes Music can help...

Stay Fit During the Big Game With These Healthy Hacks

Who’s ready for the Big Game this weekend? Hopefully by now you’ve picked out your healthy snacks and are ready to go. But rather than spend all day on the couch missing out on all those sweet steps you could be taking, we want you to step it up this year. We’ve created the below Game Day Hacks to help you stay active while...