Friday, November 13, 2015

Fitness with FitBit

I've recently purchased a FitBit device so that I can pay closer attention to my activity level and overall fitness.  I like the dashboard that gives me steps, distance, and other statistics at a glance.  I can also track my sleep, my food intake and any exercise.

Once  I reach my steps goal for the day, it vibrates and flashes on my wrist, so I know that I've made it.  It's nice to get that little bit of feedback.

Unfortunately, it does not register steps when I use a stationary bike.  That's a bummer, but it's perhaps a good excuse to buy either a treadmill or elliptical machine.

There are a lot of great fitness apps, including pedometers and other trackers, that are available for my smart phone, as well.  I'll have to try out a few and give some thoughts on them here... stay tuned.

I'm way too sedentary most days, so I really need to "step" it up... wish  me luck!

Small Business Saturday is 11/28!

Have a favorite shop in your local downtown?  I know that I have a few.  The "official" small business Saturday event is always Thanksgiving weekend, so it's coming up on 11/28.  I'm not sure who started this concept, perhaps some retail association, but it's a great idea.

So get out there and start your holiday shopping on Saturday, 11/28 at all of your local shops.  The small business owners will really appreciate it, and it's a big help to your whole community.

If you're local to the western suburbs of Detroit, try downtown Milford or Howell for some unique shops with great gift ideas.  Maybe I'll see you there!