Staying fit is a priority at any age, but especially in the menopause years it’s easy to slack off on exercise and the next thing you know you’re piling on the pounds.
That’s why I am saving up my money to buy a Fitbit Flex. If you’re not familiar with the Fitbit Flex, it is a solid basic bracelet that you wear on your wrist. You program in your fitness goals, and the Fitbit keeps track of your progress.
It’s designed to be worn 24 hours a day, and even has a vibrating alarm that will tell you when it is time to get up and start your day.
Here are five benefits of wearing a Fitbit Flex:
When you drive to the gym to swim laps, you don’t have to worry about taking off the Fitbit Flex and possibly losing it. I like the fact that you can shower with it on and it just keeps on working.
Counts Daily Steps
You are probably on the go a good part of the day, and the Fitbit app keeps track of how many steps you’re taking on a daily basis. If you have set a goal of 10,000 steps a day, when you reach your goal, Fitbit awards you a fancy badge. It’s kind of like an extra pat on the back.
Tracks Water Intake
Use the Fitbit Flex app to monitor how much water you’re drinking. You even get a reminder if you’re not drinking enough fluid. What is really cool is that it takes the total water intake and calculates the average ounces a week.
Monitors Food Intake
You may have used apps before to calculate your food intake, but the Fitbit Flex app has a chart that shows you how many calories you’ve taken in vs. how many calories you’ve burned off. Follow the meal shortcuts so you don’t have to stand over a hot stove all day.
Tracks Sleep Patterns
The Fitbit app tracks your sleep so you can see how well you slept, and the times you were awake and restless. You’re going to be more productive if you’re well rested, so you can identify the things that are keeping you awake, and take action to eliminate them.