FitStyle: Fitbit Zip
A few weeks ago, I received the Fitbit Zip from Verizon to test out. After hearing many positive reviews of this nifty little device, I was excited to try it out for myself. First, I was happy that the Fitbit is tiny, therefore barely detectable when work on my clothes or in my pocket. I sported the device on several occasions for comparison purposes and was shocked to discover how little activity I get on non-workout days! I consider myself an active, healthy individual but my desk job requires a lot of sitting each day and without making a conscience effort to get up and move, Fitbit has shown me that I don’t. And he just rubs it in with his little frowny face on the screen. Ouch.
From what I have read, 10,000 steps a day is a good goal for an “active” individual. I workout and run at least 4 times a week, so that leaves 3 days a week that I am nothing less than sedentary. Proof:
Sunday – 3 mile run/hour Zumba class and normal weekend activity – 15,393 steps
Two typical work days with no workouts – 2,667 and 2,170
Saturday in Atlanta – outdoor shopping with girlfriends – 5,452
Typical work day with a 5 mile run – 10,105
My first thought after seeing that is how on EARTH does an average person get 10,000 steps a day when that equates to a 5 mile run?! My next thought? I should go shopping more often on non-workout days! Proof shopping IS great for your health!
Now to get those steps up every day of the week. I’ll check back in a few weeks to let you know how it goes!
Have you ever worn a pedometer? Tell me about your experience!
Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Ambassador program and have been provided with a wireless device and three months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.