Sleep

5 Ways to Make Your Room Sleep-Friendly

How sleep-friendly is your room?

Good sleep habits have been linked to better weight control and improved mood. Plus, getting enough shut-eye gives you the energy you need to get up and get active. Want to improve your time in the sack? Here are five ways to make your room more sleep-friendly. Adjust the Thermostat Try lowering the temperature in your room. Studies have shown...

Skipping Sleep Could Be Bad for Your Waistline

Are you sleeping enough? A lack of shut-eye might just be the thing keeping you from reaching your health and wellness goals. The average adult needs 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. Get the right amount and you may find it easier to control your hunger and make nutritious choices. A study by Dr. Sanjay Patel, at Case Western Reserve...

Wife, Mom, Ironman Nicole S. Shares Her Triathlon Triumph

Nicole finishes her first Ironman

When we hear about Fitbit users who’ve reached their goals, we love to share the news! Nicole S. took on two huge goals: IRONMAN Kona and fundraising for the Melanoma Research Foundation. She conquered both! Here is Nicole’s success story, in her own words.   Hi, I’m Nicole S. A wife, mother and IRONMAN. I spent months training...

Extreme Fitbit User: Carolyn S.

Carolyn S.: Extreme User

We’re constantly amazed by what Fitbit users can accomplish with their trackers. In our Extreme User series, we’ll be highlighting people who went above and beyond their usual goals to accomplish something great. Carolyn became a Fitbit user in March of 2012. While she was already passionate about exercise, she wanted to measure how...

“I Ditched My Car to Outrun Diabetes,” says Kodi S.

Kodi S

When we hear about Fitbit users who’ve reached their goals, we love to share the news! Kodi S. surpassed his goals— beyond what he even thought possible! Here is Kodi’s success story, in his own words. “Growing up, I would have never been considered a “natural” athlete, nor an active person. By the age of 26, I had...

What Gets Your Heart Pumping?

Heart rate during a proposal

Since Fitbit trackers are a part of so many people’s daily lives, it can be amazing what type of data you can capture. So we were thrilled to hear from Fitbit user Ben*, who was excited to see that his Charge HR did such a great job tracking his heart rate, it even showed the peak when he proposed to his girlfriend! Ben had taken his...

Rocco Dispirito Shares His Thoughts on Training, Holiday Eating & More

Rocco DiSpirito

Award-winning chef and best-selling author, Rocco Dispirito, has made it his life’s work to prove that healthy and delicious are not mutually exclusive. To that end, he has appeared on several major televisions shows, including Extreme Weight Loss, The Biggest Loser and Restaurant Divided. And Rocco has created an innovative fresh food...

“I Drew a Line in the Sand & Discovered Fitbit,” says Bryce P.

When we hear about Fitbit users who’ve reached their goals, we love to share the news! Bryce P. surpassed his goals—beyond what he even thought possible! Here is Bryce’s success story, in his own words. “Growing up, I was a multi-sport athlete in excellent shape. Over the last 10 years, I really let my fitness get away from me...

“I Overcame My Fears to Achieve Greatness!” says Jennifer C.

When we hear about Fitbit users who’ve reached their goals, we love to share the news! Jennifer C. surpassed her goals—beyond what she even thought possible! Here is Jennifer’s success story, in her own words. “Running isn’t a hobby it’s a career, and on February 27, 2014 my career got a little more interesting. That was...