A New Level of Fitness - Making Great STrides
Saturday, April 11, 2015
I got an email from Fitbit indicating that they are changing how they count fitness minutes. Using the Heart Associations recommendations for at least 30 minutes of cardio for at least 5 days a week, Fitbit has decided they will only count steps that are strenuous and continuous for at least 10 minutes as Fitness Minutes. So even though I had 6000 steps, I had 0 Fitness Minutes. This did not make me a happy camper. I felt like I might as well just sit on the couch and watch TV, since my steps weren't going to count. I felt like at least I'm moving even though they might not be actual exercising. At least I'm getting up and moving around. But deep down I realize that this is for my own good. It is giving me a new level of fitness to strive for. I have to work harder and will see more and better improvement in my overall health and energy levels. Today I really concentrated on moving continuously for a least 30 minutes and I ended up with 11,142 steps and 40 fitness minutes. As I keep striving for this new level of fitness, it will soon become a part of my daily routine and I know I will make great strides!!!!