Andrew Dreyfus, President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, was facing a dilemma. His book group was scheduled to meet in a few days, and he had yet to make a dent in the 600-plus-page reading assignment. But he was also shy of his daily Fitbit goal by several thousand steps. Should […]
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You’ve just wrapped up a grueling day at the office, dashing from one meeting to the next with barely a second to spare. Despite your hectic day, you’re proud to see that that your activity tracker has logged about 5,000 steps! When you finally get home and all you want is to collapse on the […]
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Wellocracy: What kind of tracker(s) (device/app) are you using and when did you start wearing it?
Gina: I use the Fitbit Flex. I received it as a gift from my husband for Mother’s Day 2014.
Wellocracy: Why did you start using a tracker? Do you have specific health/wellness goals?
Gina: We had a family reunion in Puerto Rico this past January and two of my sisters-in-law and my brother-in-law were tracking. All three had lost weight and gained strength. They were fiercely competitive, and although they would walk together early in the day, each would check in at various times to see how many more steps they needed to be 1st!! I took notice, began walking with them and caught the bug!!
Also, I had a wedding to attend in July and a momentous birthday this year so my goal was to at least lose a few pounds and get healthy as I enter this fabulous new time in life.