1. It's addicting
Anyone who has a smartphone will see how addicting clicking the app can be. I find myself constantly checking my steps throughout the day to see how close I am to reaching my goals. There is something to be said for the satisfying vibration of the bracelet when you reach your daily goals. I've even resorted to high-fiving whoever i'm with to celebrate (even if it's my dog).
2. You'll get more exercise
Before I got my Fitbit, I would take my dog for one long walk a day. But now I find myself doing that one long walk, plus a few shorter ones to get my 10,000 steps in. I'm also consciously making smarter choices, like parking further away at the grocery store, or going for a nice stroll along the beach, always remembering that every step counts! Anytime you are up and moving it's tracking, from walking the beach with your sister to boogie boarding. The only thing that's missing which is a bummer, is the ability to track biking, paddle boarding, or other activities that don't involve steps.
3. It's pretty darn cute
I've been wearing my Fitbit non-stop. I love that it comes in a plethora of fun colors and you can get different color bands to swap out depending on your mood or outfit! I personally can't wait till Tory Burch's Fitbit accessory line comes out so that I can really dress it up and wear it to special events. Think about all the steps you'd rack up dancing at wedding! Overall it's comfortable, light weight, and small enough that it won't bother you throughout the day.
4. You'll lose weight
I've been an avid user of MyFitnessPal for the past few years, and while I love it for food tracking I didn't always see the weight loss results. What is great about the App is that it tells you your calories burned throughout the day, including at your resting rate. There is a clean graph that then displays your calories burned compared to your calories eaten. This visual is great if you are trying to shed a few lbs. Just keep your gray bar higher and you can expect to see results. I started my Fitbit challenge July 1st, and over the course of the first week lost 1.5 pounds, and yes, that includes 4th of July BBQ's.
So if there's one fitness accessory you are looking to purchase this summer, go with the Fitbit Flex for a reasonable $100! After all, your next vacation is right around the corner!
Coming in August - see how I use my Fitbit Flex to stay active in Napa, San Francisco, and Las Vegas!