Walking and the Fitbit

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Yes, the Fitbit craze has arrived at Alter Asset Management! So far we have a handful of employees who have embraced this technology. The Fitbit is no longer just a step counter. Depending on the product level purchased it can now track sleeping patterns and so much more. Even employees who haven’t purchased a step tracker can be found around the water cooler, so to speak, in discussion to organize a walk around the mall. According to the American Heart Association: Research has shown that the benefits of walking and moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day can help you:

  • Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease
  • Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels
  • Improve blood lipid profile
  • Maintain body weight and lower the risk of obesity
  • Enhance mental well being
  • Reduce the risk of osteoporosis
  • Reduce the risk of breast and colon cancer
  • Reduce the risk of non-insulin dependent (type 2) diabetes

So get up from the office chair and walk those extra steps…even if it’s just taking the long way around to the water cooler!

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