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Fitbit’s Year In Review: Who Took 2020 to the Next Level?

2020 was a series of roller coasters that reshaped everyday life, including how we view and treat our overall health and mental wellness. If it has taught us anything, it’s that when faced with challenges beyond our control we can adapt and find new forms of self care—including ways to connect and be there for one another.  Now more than ever...

Use These Simple Tools for a Killer At-Home Workout

When you work out in a group fitness class or with a trainer, you typically don’t have to worry about boredom. Your instructor presents new challenges to keep your mind interested and your body progressing. It can be harder to maintain that excitement and ability to keep moving forward at home. But it isn’t impossible—or expensive. And you don’t need...

Harley Pasternak’s Virtual School Tips and Tricks

On one hand, I love the fact that I get to hug my kids throughout the day. On the other hand, Zoom schooling is definitely challenging. Rather than focus on the challenges, I’d like to discuss the opportunities and upside of having the kids at home all day. First of all, you can use their breaks throughout the day to get them physically active in fun...

Healthy Recipe: Turkey Bacon Cobb Salad

This salad is a perfect way to use up any leftover turkey ​and​ get a good dose of hunger-busting protein at the same time. With a combination of shredded turkey, crisp turkey bacon, soft boiled eggs, and tons of herbs, this take on the classic cobb has similar qualities to a lyonnaise salad but packed with even more flavor.  Feel free to use...

How to Deal with Cold Weather Joint Pain

If you love getting sweaty outdoors from spring through fall but lose your passion once sweater weather is in full force, you’re not alone. It can be challenging to find the motivation to keep working out outside when the days are not only shorter but also colder. Suddenly, you’re hitting the snooze button rather than jumping up in the morning to hop...

Everything You Need to Know about Vitamin D in the Winter

Winter is upon us. And while the risk of vitamin D deficiency is always high in the winter (less sun equals less vitamin D), you could argue it’s even higher this winter—when COVID-19 has many of us spending the majority of our time indoors. But COVID-19 also means that staying healthy and supporting our immune systems is more important than...

8 Steps to Reaching Your Wellness Potential

Have you experienced a change—the birth of a child, or start of a new job or relationship—and noticed how this affected your wellness?  Everything we do, feel, and think relates to our well-being. Wellness is a way of living, an integration of the body, mind, and soul.    Think of your wellness as a lifelong dynamic journey. The road map of your...

5 Powerful Reasons to Make “Get Stronger” a New Year’s Resolution

When it comes to New Year’s Resolutions, losing weight is always one of the most popular. But like 80 percent of resolutions, it’s also likely to fail. One reason why: Many people focus on dieting as a path to dropping pounds—a strategy that isn’t the easiest to stick to week in and week out (you just get sick of all that deprivation!).  So,...

Discouraged? Make the Most Out of Your False Start

You start with the best of intentions, determined to reach that goal once and for all. You’re ready for change! But once you get started, you may feel like it’s too much to handle, or that maybe you have set overly aggressive goals. The unexpected comes up. Then you give up. Again.     Sometimes when we have a goal, we are so excited that we...

New Study Demonstrates that Engaging in Fitbit Premium + Health Coaching Leads to Better Health Outcomes

Improving your health through behavior change is important to your overall well being, but changing your behavior is not an easy task. Finding the right balance of activity, sleep, stress management, and nutrition that can help you be at your best, while balancing all that life brings is difficult. There’s no silver bullet. This also makes health behavior...

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