How To Use A Fitbit (And Actually Get Results)

Wellworks For You fitness experts share how to use a Fitbit to actually get the best results.

If you are like many Fitbit owners, you probably purchased your device with the hopes of: Meeting fitness goals, tracking sleep, and working toward other important health goals. If, however, if you don’t really know how to use a Fitbit properly, you may find yourself disappointed and disenchanted. At Wellworks For You, we believe that everyone can and should be getting the most out of their Fitbit, so we have compiled the following list of the best tips to help you learn how to use a Fitbit and get the most out of your wellness tracking tool.

How to Use a Fitbit and Get Closer to Your Wellness Goals

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  • Get Started On The Right Wrist – Fitbits can provide incredibly accurate data when used properly. One of the most important and incredibly simple adjustments you can make is to ensure that your system is set up for the tracker to be on the correct wrist. It doesn’t have to be your right wrist or your dominant hand. Simply go into “Account” on the phone app, and select your tracker’s wrist option. There, you can choose whether you will be wearing it on your dominant or nondominant hand (this will adjust the sensitivity accordingly). Then, make sure to sync your tracker to finalize these changes.
  • Get More Sensitive Sleep Tracking – Most Fitbits are capable of monitoring your sleep, which is an important but often overlooked area of overall wellness. To get the best possible results, you can switch your sleep sensitivity in “Advanced Settings” from normal to sensitive. Although normal will record significant movements like rolling over, sensitive will pick up a greater range of movements, offering a significantly more detailed assessment of your sleep situation, allowing you to make more informed changes.
  • Get Exercise and Nutrition Apps – Finally, there are almost endless compatible Fitbit apps, including many which focus on exercise and nutrition. For example, with Wellworks For You, you can sync your Fitbit with our Wellness Portal and go on virtual hikes through a number of exciting landscapes. Other mobile wellness apps may allow you to track your food choices simply by scanning barcodes. With apps that provide motivation, assessment, and data collection, you have a wide array of ways to turn your Fitbit into your personalized wellness coach.

For more information on how to use a Fitbit and how to maximize it with Wellworks For You, call us today, 800-425-4657.