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Review: The Fitbit challenge

You & Your Wedding editor Maxine Briggs is put through her paces as she experiments with the infamous Fitbit lifestyle

A busy editor can usually be found running around frantically, so it makes sense to track those steps and add them to a list of achievements at the end of each day. And that’s where Fitbit comes in so handy. 

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You & Your Wedding editor Maxine Briggs wore a suitably girly aubergine-hued Fitbit bracelet on her wrist in an attempt to keep track of her daily steps, as well as her all-important sleeping patterns and calorie intake. And it seems she now can’t stop raving about how great the whole thing is. 

For any brides looking to increase their motivation for weight loss or a healthier lifestyle, this might just be the key to staying trim without much effort. 

Have a read of Maxine’s Fitbit rundown: 

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It’s so easy to set up. You simply download the app, charge the device and input all your stats… and away you go!

It turns out counting steps is totally addictive. Not only does the Fitbit have a step counter but it tells me how many calories I’ve burnt, how many flights of stairs I’ve climbed, how many miles I have trekked and how many minutes I have been active. Additionally, you can use the app to monitor your food intake and track your sleep. It’s a great tool to keep you on track with exercise and personal goals.

Doing 10,000 steps a day sounds easy, but you’ll find yourself itching to get up when you’re sitting in the office or getting off the bus a stop early, so that you can reach that goal. Popping up and down the stairs will become preferable to using the lift – and we all know that’s something to be proud of. 

When you are hovering around 8000 steps and you really want to veg out in front of the TV you will undoubtedly find yourself jogging on the spot or walking around the room. At that point you realise that you are a ‘step addict’. You monitor your steps all day and are overjoyed when the alarm on the wristband vibrates to tell you that you have reached your goal! But it’s all good, moving more is healthy and the key to weight loss.

For brides wanting to look and feel good in their dream dress, eating well and moving more is the way to go and exactly what Fitbit encourages. It is a really good motivator.

Fitbit also has an impressive social media following on Facebook and Twitter, which gives you the opportunity to chat with other step obsessed people and invite them to join daily or weekly challenges.

Should you encounter any unlikely problems with the device, the handy helpers at Fitbit customer service team are on the other end of a tweet or Facebook post. Any issue with the device or questions about how to use it are answered quickly.

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A practical and perfect little pacemaker! To grab your own, visit fitbit.com/uk/store