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Using Activity Trackers For Motivation & Accountabilty

Fitbit, Jawbone Up, Garmin, Pivitol Living, Striiv, the list goes on and on for the different types of activity trackers available on the market today. All of these devices are different and highlight their own features, but what really are the benefits of using them? Can they really improve our health and get us moving more?

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More Than Just Step Tracking

Activity trackers can help you monitor your sleep, heart rate and physical activity. Some even can track food. The simpler versions will just track your steps while others will silently buzz on your wrist to wake you up or nudge you to move if you have been sitting too long. To get the most out of them, try wearing them to bed every night to see how much sleep you are actually getting. Most of the time, these trackers can help you to see the areas in your life where you can improve some habits to become healthier.

Social Accountability

Fitness trackers also bring groups of friends, coworkers and even family members together on the journey to be more active. Becoming friends with people through the tracker apps allows you to hold each other accountable toward achieving your daily goals. For instance, you can encourage each other to go on walks or if you see someone hasn’t walked much, you can motivate them to move more with you and keep the accountability up. Social acquaintances are some of the best motivators toward achieving a healthier lifestyle.

Friendly Competition

Need a little extra motivation to be more active? Make it a challenge! Utilize the Challenge-A-Friend feature on Weigh and Win to challenge your friends and family to get more active. You can challenge your co-workers to see who can get the most steps in one month or challenge a family member for the most weekly steps. The Challenge-A-Friend feature lets you create the challenge, set the rules and invite the competition. Do you own a Fitbit? Sync your Fitbit with Weigh and Win to create your own custom steps challenge.

 

Want to Win a Fitbit?

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Get healthy in the New Year with a Fitbit Flex! Earn 300 or more HEALTHpoints in January and you will be entered into the drawing. For more information on HEALTHpoints log into your Weigh and Win account and click on the ‘HEALTHpoints & Prizes’ tab from the top menu.

Congratulations to the December HEALTHpoints winners. They are blending their way into the New Year with their new NutriBullet Blenders.

  • Rebecca – Parker
  • Melanie – Arvada
  • Heather – Lakewood

Win an REI Gift Card this Month!

Want to win a $50 REI Gift Card? If you earn 300+ HEALTHpoints in September you could be one of the six lucky winners! Learn more about how to earn HEALTHpoints by logging into your Weigh and Win account and clicking on the HEALTHpoints tab in the top menu.

 

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Congratulations to the August HEALTHpoint winners of the Fitbit Charge. Hope you enjoy getting active with your new Fitbit!

  • Shelley – Lakewood, CO
  • Maria – Castle Rock, CO

Earn HEALTHpoints, Win a Fitbit

Want to win a Fitbit Charge? Earn 300 or more HEALTHpoints in August and you could be one of the lucky winners! For more information on HEALTHpoints, visit www.WeighandWin.com, log-in and click on the HEALTHpoints tab. Good Luck!

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Congratulations to the July HEALTHpoints winners of Colorado State Parks Passes:

  • June – Denver, CO
  • Jessica – Brighton, CO
  • Cherie – Colorado Springs, CO
  • Jami – Castle Rock, CO

 

 

Sync your Fitbit with Weigh and Win!

Did you know you can sync your Fitbit Activity Tracker with your Weigh and Win dashboard? You can track your health progress, weight loss and physical activity in one simple spot!

Here’s how you can sync your Fitbit with Weigh and Win:

 

Learn more about Fitbit on their website. Want more information on Weigh and Win? Head over to our website!