Thursday, March 21 2013, 04:49 PM MDT
FitBit App Helps You Get Into Shape
(KUTV) There is a new gadget on the market designed to help you get into shape. The FitBit is smaller than a pen and it tracks everything, from the number of steps you take; the number of calories you burn during exercise; the number of hours you sleep at night. “It is high tech. We are all about high tech these days. We just want to get out and exercise and there is another thing out there to add a little motivation,” Matt Hill says.
Matt Hill works with the Public Employees Health Program for Healthy Utah. He says fitness apps and gadgets are growing in popularity. One reason why they are growing in popularity is because they are something different. “People get so monotonous and so bored with what they are doing that they just don’t stick to it. I always tell them to find something different to challenge you and push you.”
Many apps and gadgets, like the FitBit, will track your progress. You set goals and you achieve them on your own time. Fitness apps are designed to be personalized to you. And you don’t need a gym membership. “You don’t have to go to the gym,” says Hill. “You don’t have to spend a lot of money to work out. Your gym is right here. Your gym is at home. Your gym is right outside door; whatever you want to do.”
For more information on the FitBit, visit: www.fitbit.com
For more information on Healthy Utah, visit: www.healthyutah.org
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