Along with half of the world (as evidenced by my gym last night) I made a resolution to be more active this year. Not necessarily because I want to lose weight, but just because I feel better when I maintain some level of activity in my life.
I started using the new FitBit One before the holidays, (I’d used their other tracker as part of a company-wide fitness challenge sponsored by Time Warner, Real Simple’s parent company), and I found that just having those immediate metrics about how active I’d been each day was helpful to keep me motivated and made made me adjust my behavior to be more active. (The New York Times is a fan of the FitBit One as well.)
My next step is going to be using the device to track my sleep, and maybe even stop using my iPhone as an alarm clock. You can also check out these great health and fitness apps if you have other health-related resolutions.
Do you use a pedometer or other device to see how active you’ve been during the day? Would you try one?