I've been seeing Fitbit on Instagram quite a bit lately. It fascinated me that it would track your steps & your sleep. I'm always wondering about activity...while I walk a lot (3 days a week before work, everyday at lunch, most days after work) I have an extremely sedentary desk job. So sedentary that recently I took over an empty desk in my cube & added a box, creating a standing desk. I love using it!
High class right there!
What I'm finding with the Fitbit is that I get quite a few steps from my non work hours. Sometimes close to 20,000! But those 9 hours at work? Barely any steps.
As for sleep, apparently I sleep like the dead.
I've been letting the time I go to sleep creep up later & later. One thing I've noticed is the days I get 6.5 hours (yesterday) my afternoon drags. Days where I get more than 8 hours I feel pretty good all day.
It's been a week just checking my baseline activity & sleep. Now I'm going to try setting the alarm on my Fitbit every hour to get a little extra steps in. And the nights I walk the next morning, I'm going to try to go to bed a little earlier. Walking is easy...going to bed early? Not so much.
(I'm a goal driven girl so the wind this week really wrecked havoc with my steps!)
I actually ended that day at 10,800 steps. When the wind died down after 8 pm the dogs got their walks (under 10k is just not an option).
I don't feel like the step counter is all that accurate. The 4.75 to 5 mile walks Audra & I take are registering between 3.90 and 4.03 miles. I've measure it with other pedometers & a gps app. So this just gives you a general activity level. As for the sleep, I wake up & it says I've burned 400 calories...which is impossible based on my sleeping activity. So I wonder...is it telling me how many calories I burn even while sleeping? I would think it was calories burned during activity.