“I was shocked, absolutely shocked, when I saw that I was only hitting 3,000 steps a day,” says Tyler. “It was a wake-up call. I knew the heart healthy number was 10,000, and here I was, only doing a third.”
Tyler played college basketball and always prided himself for being an athlete. But life got a little busy. He became a new dad, with an active little girl. He spends long days at the job. Plus, he was having knee problems. He purchased the Fitbit Tracker to help him get him back on his fitness plan. But reality hit when Tyler got his Fitbit Tracker and saw after the first day what those bright little numbers were saying. 3,000 steps. Ouch. “There is no way to argue with the numbers. I wasn’t as active as I thought I was.”
After using a Fitbit tracker for 6 months and aiming for 10,000 steps a day, Tyler has lost 25 pounds. Now he runs up and down the stairs chasing his little girl with ease and without any knee pain. “Fitbit gave me a good wake-up call. Now all my friends and family have one and we all compare and compete with each other,” says Tyler. “Fitbit trackers have definitely helped our family get more fit and heart-happy.”
Tyler hit on something that many often forget: half the battle when it comes to fitness is just being able to objectively and easily assess how active you are on a daily basis.
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This article is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.