10 Simple Ways Busy Moms Can Stay Healthy

Motherhood is great. Sure, I can get all sappy and say it’s a gift, which it absolutely is, but it’s a demanding gift that comes with its own unique challenges. With a little planning (I mean who’s better at planning than moms?) we can put those difficulties to bed. Try these 10 tips to make it your healthiest Mother’s Day yet. 1. Have a...

How Marathon Runner Mark S. Found Next-Level Health

When we hear about Fitbit users who’ve reached their goals, we love to share the news! Mark S. surpassed his goals— beyond what he even thought possible! Here is Mark’s success story, in his own words. “I never really considered myself an athletic person. As a child, I regularly overindulged in sugary soft drinks and fatty foods...

6 Reasons Why Rest Days Are Important

Step count, active minutes, calories burned… These are all important pieces of data that help us live healthier, more active lives. But we often don’t stress the importance of rest and why your body needs days off. With Fitbit, you can track and improve your quality of sleep. But that’s just part of the equation. Your tracker can...

New Move to Try Now: Sumo Squat

There’s a seemingly endless number of ways to work out, yet many of us fall victim to routines. It happens. You hit the gym day after day, and do your regular weight circuit or cardio class, and you’re done. But while routines can be a good thing, your body and muscles actually crave (and need) change in order to get stronger. Why...

How Stress Affects the Heart & How You Can Reverse It

Have you ever wondered about the effects stress can have on the body and everyday life? Stress can dramatically impact heart health and cognitive function, including making healthy life choices, says Catherine Calarco, chief marketing officer of HeartMath. “Science shows that connecting the heart and mind increases performance, and the...

Spreading Fitbit Love to the Workplace

Extra steps can offset walking

Our mission here at Fitbit is to empower and inspire people to live a healthier, more active life. We believe that small changes can add up to big results, and we created Fitbit’s corporate wellness program to bring the benefits of Fitbit trackers to the workplace, because, as a surprise to no one: healthy employees are happier and more...

Wrist Tracking and More with Fitbit Flex

We are so thrilled to be announcing Fitbit Flex to everyone. For many years, we managed to keep our research team very busy developing the technology to make Fitbit Flex, our first wristband product, work the way we want it to work. We wanted to make sure we captured actual steps taken without capturing “steps” from everyday hand...