For a while, I had been pondering over whether to invest in a FitBit. I say invest because those things are not cheap.
Starting from $49 and upwards, FitBit felt like a bit of a fad (to me). Of course, I’ve tried various pedometers over the years, so this felt like a glorified version.
FitBits are “activity trackers, wireless-enabled wearable technology devices that measure data such as the number of steps walked, heart rate, quality of sleep, steps climbed, and other personal metrics involved in fitness.”
Last year, I struggled with swollen ankles, insomnia, constant fatigue and shortness of breath. I wanted to take matters into my own hands and give my health the attention that it needed.
So we reach 2020, the year of self care and nursing myself back to better health, and I finally got my hands on a FitBit inspire HR. I have to say – this is the best decision I ever made.
- Keeps you motivated – Being able to see my steps has given me more self awareness and pushes me to keep on moving. Every hour, Fitbit encourages me to take 250 steps. It alerts me to get my steps in 10 minutes before the hour, if it detects that those steps have not been completed.
- Allows you to log in your food intake and track your water consumption – Entering your food intake daily allows you to see the calories you eat against the estimated calories burned. Inputting your water consumption allows you to track your intake and set up digital reminders which allows you to meet your goal.
- It monitors your sleep – Wearing your tracker to bed, helps you to track your sleep patterns i.e. length of sleep and how often you get up during night. Knowing this information helps to develop better sleeping habits.
- The Challenges – Nothing keeps you more motivated than bit of healthy competition with friends. The challenges allow you to compete against friends, inspire each other, compare steps and provide encouragement by cheering each other on. I love that it gives that extra push to meet daily targets and hold yourself accountable.
Who knew that having a FitBit on my wrist could push me to make better decisions and improve your overall mood. It’s become a part of me and I never leave the house without it.