Friday night at 11 pm you can find me stepping in place trying to make my FitBit light up signaling I’ve met my step goal for the day, all while holding my phone staring at my FitBit App and the number of steps to see if I’ve beat a friend at the Workweek Hustle to see who could get the most steps this week.
I laugh because this is such an accurate picture of life some weeks. My FitBit has become my favorite accessory, keeping me accountable for my physical activity each day to keep me healthy. Even the healthy competition between friends has become a daily part of my routine.
Maybe you or someone around you has jumped on this trend to keep your steps up whether that be tracked on a FitBit or similar device.
It’s as if a new movement has started. Walking has become cool again.
This small little device on my wrist and many other’s has become a staple in our activity diet.
I often hear people all around me joking, “Better get your steps in!”
In an article I read, a mother talked about how her activity tracker had made her a worse mother. Instead of telling her kids to go and pick up their toys she saw the opportunity to gain more steps and went and picked them up instead.
And out of all this, this giant trend people seem to be jumping on, there has been so much positive come out of it. Suddenly we’re acutely aware of how much you’d have to walk to work off so many calories, or how many calories are actually burned on a thirty minute workout. Within the app we also track our food to realize that the burger we just had for dinner is going to take at least a four mile run to work off.
I love the idea that this awareness is leading to healthier choices, more physical activity, and even competition each day with the steps we take towards good health.
How cool that one tiny little contraption of technology can lead to so many more beneficial choices each day?? That’s pretty neat.
PS-Do you have a FitBit or activity tracking device? Any good advice at getting in more steps??