What do you get when you cross a Nintendo Wii and a Garmin?
Apparently, a better night’s sleep.
Meet Fitbit, the latest in health and wellness technology. This diminutive device packs a big data punch for those of us who love to crunch numbers. Moreover, it brings to the forefront one of the most essential components of getting fit – recovery.
Fitbit, whose website launches tomorrow, tracks your fitness through a similar motion-sensing technology to that made famous by the Nintendo Wii and seamlessly uploads that data onto your personal web-based account through wireless technology. Just clip it on your clothing or the Fitbit wristband and you can instantly track calories, distanced traveled, and even sleep quality.
Yes, that’s right. Strap on this little sidekick overnight and Fitbit will give you stats on how well you slept – when you went to bed, when you actually fell asleep, how frequently you woke up at night, and how long you were down for the count.
Since we are into science and technology here at Moji, we would probably be so excited about our nightly results that we would hardly be able to sleep. However, like Fitbit, we understand that every bit of fit counts – even those that aren’t instinctively seen as fitness activities.
Whether they are racing the Las Vegas Triathlon, Augusta Ironman, Lake Tahoe Marathon…or just love getting really pumped for a weekend of football, this is sure to bring a smile to any sports enthusiast’s face.
Most of us know that all running shoes eventually lose their spunk and have to be put out to pasture. Somewhere beyond the 300-mile mark, our shoes no longer provide proper support and make even the youngest and most resilient of us prone to the aches and pains of overuse injuries.
So, we trek to our favorite specialty running store/big box retailer/discount website/5,000 sq. ft. personal running shoe cellar and replace our loyal friends, happily looking forward to the extra bounce that will make our next long run take on an unimaginable ease. (See Unimaginable Ease)
However, figuring out when it’s replacement time for said running shoes can be an art form.
Here’s a sampling of some awesome photos that capture the best and worst of marathon supporter signage from our friends at My Fitness Depot. What crazy marathon signs have you seen? Leave a comment or, better yet, send a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will feature them in a future posting.