Three Ring Week

Last week, for the first time, I closed all 3 activity rings on my watch/phone. The Red ring is for calories burnt due to movement, the Yellow ring is for minutes of exercise, and the Blue-ish ring is for standing at least 1 minute every hour.

The ring that gives me the most trouble is the stand ring, not because I don’t stand, but because it doesn’t consistently recognize when I do.In fact this was the first time I’ve ever closed the stand ring Monday-Sunday of the same week.

I consistently close the exercise and move rings 6 of 7 days per week and have completed the week on both several times.


The Brain-Changing Benefits of Exercise by Wendy Suzuki

Wendy Suzuki presented The Brain-Changing Benefits of Exercise as a TED Talk.

Walking as a Revolutionary Act of Self-Care by T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison

T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison presented Walking as a Revolutionary Act of Self-Care as a TED Talk.


Don’t get lapped.


Fitness Trackers

I recently switched from using a Nike Fuelband to a Fitbit Charge HR. I liked the Fuelband and some of the gamification of it, but they didn’t survive much over a year for me. Starting off the battery would make it through a competition weekend, which I thought was great. As the year progressed the battery declined to the point it wouldn’t make it through a day. This may have been fixed with the second edition, but I never gave that one a shot. On the bright side since the first 2 Fuelbands died within the warranty period they were quickly replaced by Nike for free, which is why I never gave the second edition a change.

I just got the Fitbit Charge HR so it’s too early to give much info about it. The setup process was designed to be easy, but it failed a couple times before completing. This may have been due to the router being used as we’ve been having issues with it lately. Other than that I haven’t done much with it.