The Magic of 10,000 Steps

When you join Fitbit, the default goal we set for each member is the magical number of 10,000 steps a day (you can also choose to customize your goal). And while this may not be the first time you’ve heard that goal, it might be more meaningful, and motivating, to understand its origins. The Japanese first started using the 10,000 steps a...

Want to Lose Weight—and Keep It Off? Try Food Logging!

Vacation eating do's and don'ts

Turns out, losing weight more quickly—and having a better chance of keeping it off—can be as simple as keeping daily food journal. Research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, shows keeping a food log on a regular and consistent basis is a key factor in weight loss. Keeping track of your food choices, healthy or...