Although this is not an exercise blog I just had to share with you a little device that has surprisingly changed my exercise habits. As knitters know it is very easy to get caught up in a knitting project which requires a lot of sitting time. I knew I wanted to get more active and a friend of mine encouraged me to get a Fitbit.
This is a user friendly pedometer. It clips onto your clothing or slips easily into your pocket. It measures many things, including number of steps taken each day, calories burned, number of active minutes and distance travelled. It syncs easily to your computer and iphone. It sends you messages to tell you that you are almost at your goal and you receive a weekly report about your progress in your email. You can set any goal for number of steps although it starts you off at 10000. There are also ways to track your weight, how much water you have consumed as well as other things. It has really motivated me and made me become aware of how much I am actually moving. The best thing is that I got my husband one as well and if either of us have not met our daily goal by the evening we end up going for an evening walk just to get the mileage in. I got my Fitbit from Amazon. It comes in a variety of colours. Try it out!