Of course, we all know that walking saves us money – if we are doing it instead of driving a car or taking public transportation, we are saving gas money, wear & tear on our cars, and any fares for public cabs, buses, trains, etc. And of course, walking is helpful to the environment.
But did you know that your walking could help feed a hungry person?
Or save you money at Walgreens?
I am a fitbit user (send me a friend request, if you are too!). I must say that I absolutely love it. I love tracking my data – seeing how I sleep (this is usually not awesome) and how much I move around. And a couple of my Beachbody team members consistently add me to weekly challenges, so it motivates me to wander around when someone passes me or is getting close. Usually, I pride myself on doing things as efficiently as possible, but my fitbit encourages me to do the opposite – take several trips back and forth between rooms, just to add up extra steps, and so on!
But now I’ve found two reasons to love my fitbit even more!
The first is time-sensitive, at least for now. Starting yesterday, February 3rd, Fitbit has partnered up with Feeding America to donate meals in exchange for calories burned by fitbit members! You can get more information, and fitbit users can sign up at this link, on fitbit’s blog! It makes me happy to know that my walking around is putting a (hopefully healthy) meal in the stomach of someone who needs it!
Update: this promotion has passed, but you can still connect to the Walgreens promotion!
The second new thing I am loving about my fitbit is their connection with Walgreens’/Duane Reade’s balance rewards program. For this one, you don’t even have to use a fitbit – they accept data from many activity trackers! Every mile you walk or time you weigh in gives you 20 points. When you hit 5,000 points you get $5, and you can bank your points up to $50. You get points other ways as well (such as shopping at their stores), but these are free! New goal: pay for my allergy medications (because I am allergic to my own cat) with balance rewards points from walking around!
They say healthy is happy, and I must agree!
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I hope to get an influx of friend requests now! Oh! And I have a giveaway going on for a couple more days, and you should definitely join in on the fun! It’s a healthy prize – a yoga mat spray of your choice and fruit/veggie spray by Rebel Green. Click here to enter!
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