Long Live Dad! 4 Ways You Can Support His Heart Health

4 ways you can support dad's heart health

Great news: According to a study from Stanford University you’ve been helping Dad stay heart-healthy since the day you were born! Researchers tracked 135,000 men over a ten year period and found fathers are less likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease than childless men. Want to make sure dear old Dad’s heart continues to stay in tip-top...

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.

3 Good-Posture Tips from Celeb Fitness Pro Harley Pasternak

The importance of good posture

Between desk jobs, driving, and relaxing on the couch after a long day, many of us spend a lot of time sitting. But a number of recent studies show sitting for long periods of time can have negative health impacts—increasing your risk for certain diseases, and shortening your lifespan to name two! Using a standing desk or limiting the amount you...

5 Ways To Stretch It Out At Your Desk

5 Ways to Stretch at Your Desk

It’s no secret, sitting at a desk all day is tough on your health. That’s why it’s so important to add in a daily dose of standing and stretching. But if you have an office job, it can be tricky to take those breaks. The solution: Set a calendar alert for yourself as a reminder to stand for one to three minutes every half hour...

Busy Mom Nickie S. Conquers Triathlon Training with Fitbit Surge

Nickie S.

When we hear about Fitbit users who’ve reached their goals, we love to share the news! Nickie S. is a mom to two boys and an avid Fitbit Surge user. Here, she talks about her routine and how she use her Fitbit device to find her fit, in her own words. “I work full time while juggling being a mum of two active boys (10 and 8yrs) and...

How Busy Mom Sarah A. Finds Balance with Fitbit Charge HR

Read Fitbit user Sarah's story about how she stays active as a mom.

Sarah A. has been using a Fitbit Charge HR for over a year. Fitbit spoke with Sarah to get her take on how she balances a healthy lifestyle with being a busy mom. Fitbit: What is the greatest impact Fitbit has had on your life as a mother? Sarah: Fitbit has helped me in my journey to become a fit and healthy mother. In 2012 and 2013 I lost...

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...

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...

Feeling Stressed? Breathing Can Help You Keep Your Cool

How to practice equal breathing to reduce stress

For many, stress is a daily part of life. You may not be able to cut out the source of the stress, but you can work on controlling it by learning how to calm down in tense situations. One of the simplest ways to do that happens to be something you’re doing right now: breathing. Breathing exercises, like equal breathing, have been credited...