What I Learned From Using The Nike FuelBand
Saturday, January 12th, 2013
For Christmas, the MIL got Sam and I Nike Fuelbands. A cool little piece of technology. Basically, a pedometer on steroids that tracks your movement throughout the day, estimates your steps, calories and milage, then stores it with all online with all sorts of goals and trend graphs.
I’m not going to do a full review of it here. There are plenty already on the internet. Use the google and find some if you’d like.
Instead, I figured it was worth sharing the main piece of info that I’ve learned from wearing this for the last week or so.
Between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm, while I am at work, I barely move. At all. You can see the clearly defined valley in the middle of the day, but what are those peaks up along each side? Track workouts? Strength training sessions?
No. In the morning I got up, let the dog out, made breakfast, showered, drove to work and walked 3 blocks from my parking lot to the office. In the afternoon, I took Riley to puppy training class, where we practiced walking with her on a leash and not pulling. Epic physical efforts, right? And by comparison, that valley of immobility in the middle looks even LOWER.
So while I never was under the impression that my desk job was physically demanding by any definition, it is a great reminder of how physically inactive I am for +40 hours per week, and even more motivation to get out and sweat when I’m not at work.