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Bouldering: Your Favorite New Workout

Rocking climbing without ropes—sound intriguing? Bouldering is like climbing’s close cousin, less high-flying but equally demanding. And a heck of a lot of fun. Your target is a short series of individual moves, laid out in a specific route. It’s physically challenging but also mentally tough; you’re always thinking a few moves ahead...

How To: Hack the Time Change to Maximize Your Sleep

Kelly Glazer Baron, PhD is an Assistant Professor in Neurology at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on sleep and circadian rhythms, and the role of circadian rhythm and the disruption in obesity. She previously wrote about getting out of bed in the morning. Nearly everyone looks forward to the ending of daylight saving time (DST) for...

Watch this Fitbit Cameo on NBC’s “Parenthood”

Are you a Parenthood fan? If so, you probably caught Fitbit co-starring in Thursday’s episode on NBC. For Zeek’s (Craig T. Nelson) birthday, the fam gifts him a Fitbit to help get him into shape after his doctor’s recommendation to have heart surgery. We think it’s a great gift. But the tasteless gluten-free cake? Not so...

The Mindful Marathon: How to Stay Mentally Composed During a Race

Fall race season is officially in gear. There are some great training plans out there to help you reach your physical goal, but what about the mental aspect? People often ask me what I think about when I run and what I do when a race is going badly. In ultra-running, we call it going into the “pain cave.” It happens in marathons too...

Fitbit Success Stories: Annemarie

Fitbit Success Stories is a recurring feature on the Fitbit Blog. You’ll read inspirational and personal stories about Fitbit users who have achieved amazing things as a result of their Fitbit tracker, diet, exercise, and sheer ambition. At 48 years-old I was in constant pain and felt like a prisoner in my own home. Just walking around my...

Fitbit Success Stories: Martha D.

Fitbit Success Stories is a recurring feature on the Fitbit Blog. You’ll read inspirational and personal stories about Fitbit users who have achieved amazing things as a result of their Fitbit tracker, diet, exercise, and sheer ambition. Oh how I wish I could’ve blamed being overweight on my thyroid or some other physical disability. I’ve...

5 Beneficial Reasons to Run

For many people running is the ultimate “zen” activity. People who run often talk about the ways that their minds drift — allowing them to “de-clutter” thoughts while honing in on the things that really matter. Almost every runner will say they “just feel better” after a run compared to how they felt going...

“No More Guilt! No More Excuses!” says Paula C.

Paula C. has two simple messages for women struggling to make health changes: No more guilt. No more excuses. This became her personal mantra following an annual physical a few years ago.  Just 32 at the time, her doctor warned her that some changes had to be made if she were going to live long enough to see her grandchildren. Her goal of better...

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...