Good News: Extra Steps Can Offset Sitting

Extra steps can offset walking

You’ve likely seen articles and news reports claiming, “Sitting is the New Smoking.” And while it’s not exactly an apples-to-apples comparison, there is some truth to the shocking headlines. Cumulative sitting (we’re talking couch- and desk-surfing combined) has been linked to an increased risk of colon cancer and type 2 diabetes. So...

3 Ways to Lace Up Your Running Shoes

3 Ways to Lace Up Your Running Shoes

Shoelaces come untied, loosen, bind and can be a knot in your stride. Too loose makes for sloppy striding, too tight and shoes bind and pinch. Here are three lacing methods to keep you running in your sweet spot. (Step-by-step directions courtesy of Women’s Running, via Ian’s Shoelace Site.)   1. LYDIARD LACING Also known as “straight...

Thank You for Supporting Fitbit!

By now, you may have heard the news that Wall Street just got fit. Fitbit has officially been listed as FIT on the New York Stock Exchange. It’s a huge milestone for us. One that we wouldn’t be celebrating without you. Since the start of the company over eight years ago, our mission has been to help people lead healthier, more active lives...

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...

9 Workout Moves You Can Do In a Hotel Room

9 workout moves you can do from a hotel room

The easiest way to get fit (and stay that way!) is to use the one piece of equipment that will be with you no matter where you travel: you. With just the resistance of your own body weight, it’s possible to improve your strength, balance, agility, stamina, and more. The hotel doesn’t have a gym? No worries! Forgot to pack your sneakers? No...

Feeling Kale-d Out? 5 New Greens to Try Now

Kale'd out? Try these new greens.

Kale has become a cliché.  In 2012, I wrote an article titled, “Is Kale Becoming a Kardashian.” It’s been three years, and neither kale nor the Kardashians have budged from their pop culture pedestals. But I’m glad, because as kale-d out as I am, I’m not ready to part ways with the vitamin-rich veggie. I usually have a kale salad in my...

3 Baller Moves for Better Agility

3 Baller Moves for Better Agility

Being a basketball fan is infinitely more fun when the home team makes it to the playoffs—and beyond! (Go Warriors! Woot! Woot!) But before these guys were sweating it out in the finals, they were on the court practicing agility drills to improve their speed, balance, and footwork. Agility isn’t just for basketball players. “Agility impacts...

It’s National Running Day! Here’s How to Celebrate

Yep, that’s right! Today is another “When did this become a holiday?” holiday. But unlike all those other special days, you won’t have to side-step cupcakes in the break room or feel guilty for forgetting to send mom a card. Today is a day made just for you and your most comfortable footwear! Need a little motivation to get the party...