My favorite thing about the Fitbit Aria Scale is its built in Body Mass Index Calculator. When I login to my Fitbit account online, I can easily view my changes in weight, body fat percentage, and BMI. I don’t have to do anything more than step on my scale in the morning and then all my stats are available saved in my account to view changes over a period of time or see my daily results. Since weight is a pretty subjective thing that means something different for each person based on your build and height, BMI has given me a bit more accurate view of how my weight compares to my height. My BMI score has gone down 1.1 while participating in this challenge.
This past week I helped my parents paint their new home. While busy working I walked all over the house back and forth during the 3 hour window I was working. Of course, that was the day I happened to forget my Fitbit pedometer at home. I don’t know how many steps I took that day but I’m positive it was my highest steps day during the challenge. I would estimate I was probably somewhere between 8,000 and 10,000 steps for the day. Being a stay at home mom, I have learned that it’s really hard to get in steps daily. We have a pretty small home and so if I don’t get outside during the day, I hardly get any steps at all. I do get in steps picking up my son from school but otherwise my steps really come when I head to the store. With four little ones, I don’t do that just for “fun” as it’s more stressful than fun. But, when I do get to sneak out of the house with just one or two kids and walk up and down many aisles at the grocery store or Target, it is way easier for me to get in steps. I have seen an improvement anyways just from thinking about walking more and trying to make an effort. I will be continuing to push myself towards my goal to reach 10,000 steps.
What is BMI?
BMI stands for Body Mass Index. It is, “a measure for human body shape based on an individual’s weight and height.” – Wikipedia. Using a BMI chart or typing in your own weight and height into a a Body Mass Index Calculator will help give you a picture of your body’s health level. Your BMI number is calculated by taking your weight in pounds divided by the square root of your height in inches. Then, multiply that number by 703.
Body Mass Index Calculator
Here’s a free BMI calculator you can use to see how you score and what your number actually means.
If you’ve been tracking your steps along with me, have you been able to make it to 10,000 daily steps? Leave a comment below and let me know your progress!
Disclosure: I received a Fitbit Aria Scale and compensation as part of a promotional program with Fitbit and MomSelect. The opinions expressed above are my own. Topic: Body Mass Index Calculator
Wednesday 6th of March 2013
That scale sounds really neat! I am currently using MyFitnessPal to track my weight, diet and exercise in 2013. I have lost 10 pounds this year so yay!
Tuesday 5th of March 2013
I have heard of FitBit, but did not know much about it! I do know that after being pregnant and being diagnosed with GD, I am now in the normal range for BMI. I am about 4 weeks PP and can not wait to start exercising so I can get back down to my pre pre pre-pregnancy weight!
Monday 4th of March 2013
That is really interesting.I haven't heard of this before now
Sunday 3rd of March 2013
ive been reading about an the revies are good ,but im still not sure if its for me,,im not very good with electronics an sounds like you need someting to download a app too
A Mom's Take
Monday 4th of March 2013
You don't need an app or a smartphone to use the scale. You can login to your account from your computer! :)