Small steps. Big impact.

THE FITBIT BLOG

9 Workout Moves You Can Do In a Hotel Room

| Leave a comment

**This month we’re getting #VacationFit. Whether you’re headed to some tropical locale or turning the backyard into your own personal oasis, you’ll find tips and advice to help you reach your health and fitness goals.**

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 problem! Accidentally booked a beach vacation during monsoon season? NBD! These 9 moves are excuse-proof, because wherever you go, there you are—literally! Now, get off your tuchus and give ‘em a try.

read more

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

| Leave a comment

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 fridge to nosh on throughout the week (with miso dressing from The Little Book of Thin); and I regularly toss kale into my juicer. I’m certainly not going to tell you to quit kale cold turkey. Still, it’s optimal to mix it up a little—there are other greens in the market, after all. So if you’re tired of eating kale (or reading about it!), here are 5 new greens to add to your plate.

read more

3 Baller Moves for Better Agility

| 1 Comment

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.

read more

The Water Bottle Hacks That Will Keep You #VacationFit

| Leave a comment

**This month we’re getting #VacationFit. Whether you’re headed to some tropical locale or turning the backyard into your own personal oasis, you’ll find tips and advice to help you reach your health and fitness goals.**

The water bottle hacks that will keep you #vacationfit

When was the last time you thought about packing dumbbells in your carry on? Probably never. I mean, I’m a fitness professional and I don’t always think about bringing my own equipment when I travel. I usually rely on the hotel gym to be adequately stocked, or I plan to check out a local facility. But there have been occasions when I’ve been away from home and wanted a tool or two to help me get my fit on.

read more

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

| 1 Comment

060115_Fitbit_BLOG_Running_Day_1200x2048_WD_1Yep, 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 started? Get your legs moving with these tips.

read more

The Best Time to Exercise to Lose Weight

| 1 Comment

The best time to exercise to lose weight

According to a recent study, the best time to work out may be right when you wake up. There is some evidence that working out on a completely empty stomach — or, as scientists call it, “in a fasted state” — prompts the body to burn more fat and potentially stave off weight gain, compared to exercising at other times.

read more

3 Good-Posture Tips from Celeb Fitness Pro Harley Pasternak

| Leave a comment

The importance of good posture

Between desk jobs, driving, and relaxing on the couch after a long day, many of us spend a lot of time sitting. But a number of recent studies show sitting for long periods of time can have negative health impacts—increasing your risk for certain diseases, and shortening your lifespan to name two! Using a standing desk or limiting the amount you sit when not at work are great options, but there are other ways to limit the impact chair perching has on your body.

read more

5 Ways To Stretch It Out At Your Desk

| 2 Comments

5 Ways to Stretch at Your Desk

It’s no secret, sitting at a desk all day is tough on your health. That’s why it’s so important to add in a daily dose of standing and stretching. But if you have an office job, it can be tricky to take those breaks. The solution: Set a calendar alert for yourself as a reminder to stand for one to three minutes every half hour. Better yet, mix things up with various stretches to ease the tension from sitting. Here are five ideas you can do right at your work station. read more

Top 10 Teas: A User’s Guide

| 2 Comments

Your guide to healthy teas

I am not exaggerating when I say tea can solve all your problems. To prove it, I’ve divided my top 10 teas into categories so you know how to best use them. And even if there are a couple of things tea cannot eradicate, few rituals provide more comfort than a cup of tea.

read more

Ultra Runner Dean Karnazes On Why Speed Matters

| 1 Comment

Race season is upon us, and whether you’re a weathered runner or are still thinking about signing up for your first 5k, we’ll be here with training tips all season long. 

Train like a pro with Dean Karnazes and Fitbit

If you’re preparing for your first race, you probably already have a good sense of what you need to do to get to the finish line. You’ve likely invested in a good pair of shoes, and you’re probably tracking your progress with some of the great technology available today, like Fitbit Charge or Surge. But you may not be mixing up your routine enough or adding in speed work.

read more