How Stress Affects the Heart

Try yoga before bed to get better sleep.

Since February is American Heart Month, we’ve teamed up with the American Heart Association to bring you heart-healthy tips all month long! Our last post in this series featured Activities to Keep Your Heart Healthy. Getting – and staying – healthy takes a combination of good habits, like exercising, eating well, and getting enough...

Rocco DiSpirito: Why did I integrate Fitbit into my book?

Rocco DiSpirito

We’re really excited to be integrated into award-winning chef and best-selling author Rocco DiSpirito’s new book, Cook Your Butt Off! Every recipe in the book includes a barcode you can scan with the Fitbit app to automatically add it to your food log. The book is out today, and you can order it now! Here’s how Rocco describes...

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...

Move More & Make a Difference with Celebrity Challenges

Fitbit Celebrity Challenges: Hilary Rhoda vs Erin Heatherton

  We’re officially six weeks into the New Year, and we’re here with yet more motivation to keep you going all year long! This time, we’re inviting you to step along with the stars in something we’re calling Celebrity Challenges. What are Celebrity Challenges, you ask? It’s simple: two celebrities will face off...

How Dean Karnazes Uses Heart Rate Data While Training

Ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes shares some of his favorite recipes

PurePulse Heart Rate is a new technology at Fitbit that we’re really proud of. Included in  ChargeHR, Charge 2, Alta HR, Blaze and Surge, it offers continuous, automatic, wrist-based heart rate and simplified heart rate zones. Tracking your heart rate allows you to accurately track your calorie burn, maintain workout intensity, maximize...

Healthy Chocolate Hall of Fame

Woman with coffee

Today’s guest post comes from Lauren Slayton, the author of The Little Book of Thin and creator of the Foodtrainers blog. I have good news, especially with Valentine’s Day coming up! You don’t have to cut chocolate in order to be fit and healthy. There are many ways to have a guilt-free chocolate fix. We spend a couple of weeks at...

Stay Motivated at Home

Fitbit Zip

We’ve recently talked about how to make the most of your gym membership for those of you who are working on building up a gym routine. But while gyms can be extremely helpful as you work on tackling your fitness goals, they’re not for everyone. If that rings true, this post is for you. There are plenty of ways to stay fit year-long...

Habits for a Healthier Heart

Habits for a Healthy Heart

Since February is American Heart Month, we’ve teamed up with the American Heart Association to bring you heart-healthy tips all month long! Our last post in this series featured Activities to Keep Your Heart Healthy. When it comes to our everyday lives, there’s a lot of minor decision-making that happens that doesn’t seem like a...

Super Alpha Mega Vanilla Shake Recipe

Today’s guest blog comes from Mo Clancy. She is a serial entrepreneur who after her own challenges finding clean food decided to open San Francisco’s Seed + Salt. She connected with Chef Ariel Nadelberg, formerly of Applewood and Al Di La in Brooklyn, and spent almost 2 years creating recipes that delivered on good-for-you...

3 Activities to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Woman walking a dog

It’s common to have a narrow view when it comes to health and fitness. For many people, that means obsessing over the numbers on a scale or rigorously counting calories at mealtimes. But when it comes to heart health, there’s more to it, says Tara Narula, M.D., a board-certified cardiologist and a volunteer spokesperson for the...