One of the problems I’ve had personally with maintaining my weight and fitness program is with staying motivated over the long term. Anyone can diet or work out for a couple of weeks but what happens a year, or two years from now? FitBit provides a complete environment for the least social of us to maintain focus through Facebook, Twitter our Smartphones.
Dieting and weight loss is as much about the social aspect of what to do and not do as it is about the technical issues. Top athletes will tell of the times when they had to train on their own for weeks on end and found it almost impossible to accomplish their goals. Once they were immersed back into a “team” atmosphere, they became more comfortable and content and as a result, achieved much more.
Fitbit is a way for the average Joe to share experiences and achievements through social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook, as well as providing the technology support so that the consumer can make the most of current technology to keep track of performance and goals. For instance, Fitbit provides an interactive weight scale to track weight loss, calculate BMI index, and put your information to work at your fingertips digitally. There is a device called Fitbit One which tracks distance travelled, speed, steps taken and folds it all into a socially shareable statistic which can be used to motivate friends and fellow exercisers travelling along the same path to similar goals. The Fitbit One will also track sleep patterns and wake you up in the morning.
There are Mobile Apps that allow the athlete to track all data through their Smartphone, IPad or tablet and keeps information current and available at all times of the day or night. The app has just become available for Android. Fitbit Flex is a wristband that incorporates all of your daily exercise and dieting data into state-of-the-art technology. The new advances in the Fitbit Flex ensure that complete accuracy is maintained so that the information you glean from the device is meaningful.
One of the things I love about Fitbit is the Social Media aspect of the device. Sharing experiences and gaining support and motivation from fellow exercisers is very important. Nothing is worse than struggling through a difficult part of any weight loss program, hitting the wall, and feeling like you’re in a “desert” with no life around you and no help on the way. Fitbit puts you back into that “team” atmosphere.
I’m a Social Media freak anyway so this type of technology is a must for me. Prices are reasonable with the Fitbit One and the Fitbit Flex starting at around $100 each. In my view, that is a very small price to pay to gain the motivational support that we all need from time to time while pursuing our goals of maintaining weight loss.