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Combat the Cost of Groceries with a Plan

Food costs have skyrocketed in the past year, but that doesn’t mean you have to forego healthy eating. With just a little forethought, there are ways to counter this increase. Here are some tips for maintaining  a nutritious diet without breaking the bank.  Think ahead  Take inventory. Before heading to the store or submitting your online...

New Year, Strong You: 3 Recipes for Mental Strength

RECIPE BY LEANDRA ROUSE | PHOTOGRAPHY BY SAM EMMONS As you set about keeping your goals for the new year, consider how you fuel your brain for the day. Nutrition research shows people who consume breakfast do better in mental performance tests, have improved focus and even say they feel in a better mood when they have breakfast. What you eat...

Fitbit’s Year in Review: Which Countries Took Their Health and Fitness to the Next Level in 2022?

As we head into a new year, it’s always important to reflect on the one gone by. 2022 was filled with highs and lows, wins and losses, learnings and celebrations. Above all else, it taught us that when we come together as a community, we can achieve great things such as the combined 47 trillion steps we took in 2022! If you find that impressive,...

What is the Sober Curious Movement—and Why Is It So Popular?

Many people think that, when it comes to alcohol use, it’s all-or-nothing; you either pursue full sobriety or you drink whatever and whenever you want. But it doesn’t have to be all-or-nothing. There’s a movement aimed at helping people want to better understand their relationship to alcohol and make healthier choices for themselves without necessarily...

Try a Mood Board for Your Fitness and Wellness Resolutions This Year

The New Year is one of the best times of the year to set fitness and wellness resolutions. And one of the best ways to ensure you keep those fitness and wellness resolutions all year long? A mood board. Mood boards can be a great source of inspiration for making healthier decisions and moving towards your fitness and wellness goals. But what,...

Should You Try a Ballet-Style Workout?

Barre classes may do great things for your glutes, thighs, and core, but if you really want to be strong like a ballerina, consider a ballet workout. This total body exercise doesn’t just strengthen and lengthen muscles; it boasts some decided fringe benefits, like better posture, balance, and confidence, says Victoria Marr, director and co-founder...

Healthy Recipe: Holiday Hot Pot

RECIPE BY LEANDRA ROUSE | PHOTOGRAPHY BY SAM EMMONS  Hot Pot is a delicious family meal that is served with a steaming soup at the center of a table, where all guests can participate in flavoring the broth. This is a tradition that has been seen across Asia for thousands of years. Most notably in China (know as huǒguō), in Japan (known as Nabemono),...

Here’s How You Can Brighten Winter with the Danish Practice of Hygge

Winter can be tough for many people, with fewer hours of daylight and plunging temperatures. Sure, there are many holidays and celebrations to look forward to, but they can come with over-the-top busyness, and expectations can be emotionally and physically draining. This season, give yourself a break and perhaps elevate your happiness by following...

Googler Zahra Barnes Tried Fitbit Premium’s Sleep Profile for Two Months

Googler Zahra Barnes, an editorial content manager and contributor to the Google Keyword blog, was immediately intrigued by Fitbit Premium’s Sleep Profile feature when it launched in June—and the thought of understanding more about her sleep quality, not just quantity. That’s why, after being set up with a device by Fitbit, she decided to test out our...

Fitbit Research Findings Show that Users Who Meet Physical Activity Recommendations Are Able to Improve Their Resting Heart Rate, Sleep, and More

Did you know that the famous 10K steps per day target wasn’t originally based in science? Manpo-kei, translated as “10,000-steps-meter,” was introduced by a Japanese pedometer manufacturer in 1965. As we know at Fitbit, a wide range of research has occurred since then, indeed suggesting that hitting this daily target can improve sleep duration and quality,...

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