The Runner’s Guide to Avoiding Stomach Troubles

Do you ever feel like you need to make a dash to the toilet rather than the finish line on a long run? Well, you’re not alone.  Exercise can help combat bowel troubles such as constipation, diverticular disease, and reduce the incidence of digestive system cancers. However, in some athletes (e.g. runners and triathletes), a […]

How This Fitbit User Became Her Own Health Advocate

I’ve had a Fitbit for over ten years. I started with an Alta when my company offered a discount on health insurance to encourage people to make healthy lifestyle choices. One of those ways was through tracking and logging your steps. I’m a biomedical engineer for a medical device company, and I really like data […]

The Best Plant-Based Foods to Promote Men’s Health and Muscle Mass

Nutrition professionals regularly sing the praises of plant foods. This is because they are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, fiber, polyphenols, and antioxidants. And some are naturally high in protein, too. Read on to discover why plant foods are so good for you, men and women included, and your muscles.  Research shows that those […]

10 Habits for a Healthy Lifestyle

According to the old proverb, “If you’re healthy, you’re wealthy.” From Buddha we have, “The secret of health for both mind and body, is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” So just what are the steps ‘wealthy’, I […]

Try These 6 Morning Rituals for Peak Mind, Body, and Heart Wellness

September is AFib Awareness Month, and at Fitbit, we’re helping you to learn more through content that focuses on all things heart health throughout the month. Click here for more blog posts in the series. Did you know that a healthy morning routine can directly affect the trajectory of your day? It’s true. Taking the […]

5 Things That Are Making Your Immune System Weaker

Immunity is on the minds of all of us these days, for all the reasons. If you’re looking to give your immune system a bit of a boost — in addition to getting your vaccine and following all of the current CDC guidelines — read on for a guest article from Laura May, digital editor […]

Healthy Recipe: Chai Spiced Milkshake (with a Secret Ingredient!)

We are on a constant quest to get more vegetables into the day. But dessert is not usually where it happens! Cauliflower brings a neutral and creamy base to this unusual shake and its subtle vegetal flavor blends nicely with traditional chai flavors.   The result is a filling, sweet tooth-satisfying milkshake with the added benefit […]

Top 10 Weight Loss Mistakes We All Make

Are you struggling to perform your basic everyday tasks or just inherently feeling unhealthy? Then it’s time to hop on a healthy weight loss routine.  This pandemic and the new work from the home routine have added a few extra inches to the waistline for some of us. With the new sedentary lifestyle, sitting for […]

Controlling Blood Sugar with Diet and Lifestyle

When you eat food, your body breaks down carbohydrates into a simple sugar called glucose, which is absorbed into the blood. Blood glucose (or blood sugar) is the main sugar found in your blood, and it is a critical element in the human body. Not only does blood glucose fuel every cell in your body […]

I Wore a Continuous Glucose Monitor for 2 Weeks—Here’s What I Learned

Devices like Fitbit trackers and smartwatches have helped millions of people keep track of their health and wellness because these devices can help you become more aware of your habits. Plus, you’ll be able to set goals toward improving and maintaining your health and wellness—from getting more steps and exercising more frequently to getting a […]