Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Giving the Gift of Good Health

Giving the Gift of Good Health

America is the fattest nation on earth and Fitbug is dedicated to reversing that sad fact. Myfitbug. com, is for people who know they ought to lose weight and get in shape but don't have spare time in their busy schedules. Fitbug tracks activity and even knows how much is aerobic. Online nutrition and fitness gurus offer personalized support and encouragement to reach realistic goals set by the user.

(PRWEB) December 10, 2005

When it comes to choosing holiday presents, it is both the thought and the gift that counts. This year thousands of Americans will get the gift of good health in the form of a nifty little computerized fitness coach called Fitbug™. Fitbug, www. myfitbug. com, accurately tracks every step you take and calculates calories burned, distance covered and even can tell how much of your activity is aerobic. As soon as you clip the little “bug” on your belt or slip it in a pocket, you can see the results adding up. The bug also lets you save the information online to track your progress.

According to the Center for Disease Control, America is the fattest nation on earth and that’s no laughing matter because inactivity and poor eating habits can lead to obesity, diabetes, and lost productivity in the workplace.

The good news is that physicians and nutritionists agree that regular exercise, specifically walking, can help reverse the trend. Simply walking a little more at home, work and leisure directly affects weight loss and improves overall fitness.

Fitbug membership includes personalized online advice and support from trained fitness and nutrition gurus who help you set goals that fit into your busy schedule. Suggestions include target numbers to work towards, menu ideas and relaxation techniques. Users set the pace, and Fitbug helps them get a little bit more fit every step of the way.

One of the motivations to keep moving is an online community feature that lets users join walking leagues. Friends, families or co-workers around the world can see how far other members are walking each week. Instead of competition, it’s a friendly environment that encourages and supports everyone in the league.

For more information, take a free tour at www. MyFitbug. com. For information on setting up a Fitbug walking league.

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