The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Polar.
Have you ever thought about how many hours a day you spend sitting? What if I told you that I sit 10-12 hours a day? Crazy right?
Earlier this month I started wearing the Polar Loop activity tracker which has totally opened my eyes to my inactivity. It has really made me rethink my days in order to reach my overall fitness goals.
What I’ve found since wearing the Polar Loop is that the days when I sit at my desk all day, don’t workout, and then come home to blog, I have only taken 5,000 to 6,000 steps.
To reach my goal of hitting 10K steps I’ve had to think through my habits and find ways to get off my tush more. I first had to decide to get away from my desk more. Whether it’s leaving my office for lunch, taking a lap around the department, or visiting a coworker, getting up from my desk during the work week helps me to be more active.
The second thing I’ve decided to do is to workout every day! A workout can be the difference between 6,000 steps and 12,000 steps, so whether I’m going to yoga, taking a walk, or dancing at Zumba, working out is really key. The other great thing about the Polar Loop is that it syncs with Polar Heart Rate Sensor, which gives me really accurate calorie burn along with my steps.
I also love how the Polar Loop gives you Inactivity Alerts when you’re ideal too long, which has helped to remind me to get up and move. Along with the inactivity alerts, the Polar Loop will give you ideas for how to reach your goals: 20 minute jog, 40 minutes of squash, 60 minutes of cleaning, etc., both on the actual band and on Polar Flow App.
I’m still thinking through my days, trying to find more ways to be active. Seeing that over the course of a week I sat for 3 days and 8 hours BLEW MY MIND! It made me think about how much TV I’m watching, how little I move during the day, and how long I spend on my computer for Coffee Cake and Cardio.
I am truly loving the Polar Loop, how it has made me rethink my days, and all of the data it tracks! Along with my steps, the Polar Loop tells the time and tracks my calories, level of activity, sleep, weight, and inactivity.
My goal is to reach 10K steps a day and to always think about my daily activity (or inactivity).