As a blogger, I sit here, on my computer. A lot. I do more than just write posts like the one you are reading. I respond to emails, engage on social media, promote posts on social media, create content calendars, coordinate with my writer Rachel, edit photos, track stats, and wrote for other sites too. That is just the tip of the iceberg, but it gives you an idea. Some days, without knowing it, I can spend 4 hours straight just at my desk. This wouldn’t be so bad if I had a daily exercise routine…but I don’t.
The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Polar. You see that nifty little watch on my wrist up there? It is the Polar Loop and it syncs with my computer and phone to help me track my activity levels and get me MOVING.
Here is a better picture:
The Polar Loop is a wristband that tracks activity and even sleep. It counts steps, tells you how many calories you burned, and tracks your activity level with a bar graph on the band (sadly, I’ve never made it 100% yet). It also connects to the iPhone app via bluetooth and sends you a push notification if you are inactive for an hour straight. I received one of these nice little reminders….
The Polar Loop also synch via bluetooth to their heart rate monitors. (The Polar H6 heart rate sensor and H7 heart rate sensor, which utilize Bluetooth Smart technology, are compatible with Polar Loop) I reviewed the Polar FT40 Heart Rate monitor and watch and discovered how much fat deep cleaning my house can burn. Well with the Polar Loop I can put that heart rate monitor back on and my Loop will track my heart rate and training. Then, I can check my app to see a report of how much fat I burned, how many calories and how long it lasted. And when you connect your Loop to your computer to charge it, you can view your training summaries, view even more reports about your activity level, and connect with other Polar Loop users near you!
But I prefer the simplicity of the app to the desktop version.
And the app is really fun! You can compare your activity levels each day, monitor how you are doing and even get tips for how to be more active. It really is all about ReThinking your day. For me, that means not sitting at my computer for more than an hour at a time. Getting up and doing a load of laundry in between blog tasks. Taking a break to dance to 3 songs with my kids. And get those 10,000 steps in by telling Josh I have to go shopping at the mall! (Will that excuse work? I should try it). It is about moving, plain and simple.
I am on my phone a ton throughout the day. Checking my app is a huge wake up call. I mean, just seeing in black and white – “Annie, you spent almost 8 hours today sitting down. And you work from home!” My mood, my health, it is all my responsibility and now I have the tools to fix it.
My goal is to reach 100% of my Daily Goal Status. I want to see that blue bar graph all the way to the other side!
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How do you Rethink your day?