Having Fun with Your Fitbit
Wearable activity trackers from companies like Fitbit, Jawbone, and Garmin are quickly becoming a must-have fitness accessory among anyone who’s looking to monitor their activity levels and achieve their workout goals. Here’s some tips and tricks on how you can enjoy Fitbit fun while you walk, jog, cycle, and play your way to a healthier, more active lifestyle:
Join A Fitbit Fun Challenge Group
One of the most popular features of activity trackers like Fitbit is the ability to sync your device with social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, as well as join online communities filled with other users who have similar workout goals.
Online communities like Stridekick, SoulAthlete, and DailyEndorphin allow Fitbit users to either join existing challenge groups, or create their own, complete with daily leaderboards, badges, and virtual awards for members who meet or surpass their fitness goals. By enrolling in a virtual challenge group, you’ll enjoy the camaraderie and motivation that comes with being part of a friendly fitbit fun competition!
Track Your Housework
While vacuuming, doing dishes, and cleaning the floors can seem like work, with a Fitbit, you’ll be able to track how your household chores are actually helping you get in shape. Make a point of noticing how quickly the steps add up when you’re cleaning up!
Take Control of Your Downtime
If you find yourself spending too much time power-watching multiple episodes of your favorite TV show, surfing the ‘net, or sitting down at your desk, consider setting your Fitbit alarm to alert you when you’ve been idle for too long. The gentle buzz of your wearable device is a great way to develop healthy habits that can lead to long-term improvements in your overall health and wellness!
Play Pokemon Go
The latest mobile app craze combines the fun of a virtual reality game with lots and lots of walking (or running), making this the perfect way to enjoy some Fitbit fun! Players report that using their wearable activity tracker while searching for ‘virtual’ monsters has helped them move more, and meet, or exceed, their fitness goals.
To learn more about how these Fitbit fun games, challenges, and activities can help you get in shape after bariatric surgery such as LAP-BAND, gastric bypass, or gastric sleeve, contact your bariatric care team here at Olde Del Mar Surgical by giving us a call at 858.457.4917.