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Fitbit Health & Activity Index™

At Fitbit, we geek out about workouts. Feast your fitness-loving eyes on the first ever Fitbit Health & Activity Index that identifies some of the most popular activities, shifts in workout trends, and ways to stay motivated.1

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Deciphering the Data

Taking more daily steps, getting more active minutes, and a lower resting heart rate are correlated to lower incidences of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity.

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Diabetes Rate:

Compare your local Fitbit activity stats with other areas and the national average.

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NATIONAL AVERAGE

NATIONAL AVG

8,170 steps

27 min

7hr 16min

28.1

68 bpm

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8170 steps

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27 min

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7hr 16min

BMI

28.1

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68 bpm

Fitness Trends to Watch

Find out which workouts have gained popularity in Fitbit activity logs, which exercises have declined and what might be the next big thing in fitness.

2016

Lacrosse:

Over the last few years, this seasonal sport has increased its player base—especially in the months of March and April.

Pokemon:

Though not a commonly logged activity, this augmented reality game really got people stepping, starting July 2016.

2015

Orangetheory:

This heart-rate-based interval workout is known for its high intensity and has been developing a more intense following year-over-year.

Bootcamp:

Group training programs that focus on strength have seen a slow and steady increase in popularity since Summer 2012.

Barre:

Popularity continues to climb for this dancer-inspired workout, which has started seeing major spikes in January and February.

2014

PiYo®:

This pilates/yoga combo became a huge hit in 2014 and is especially popular in the U.S. and Canada. It initially surged in popularity during Summer 2014, and has been a trend to watch since.

Barre:

A combination of ballet, yoga and pilates-inspired moves, barre workouts have been steadily trending upward for the last few years.

BODYPUMP®:

Les Mills workouts has been a major trend in the fitness world, and BODYPUMP® weight-based, group workout—is likely the most popular of the bunch.

2013

CrossFit®:

While CrossFit® has gained a huge following for its broad range of physical tasks, its popularity started to level off during the summer of 2013.

T25®:

This full-body, 25-minute interval workout rapidly rose to popularity in the U.S. and Canada during Summer 2013, dipped a little in Spring 2014, and has remained somewhat popular, but flat, since then.

P90X®:

In the early 2014, this was a go-to for beginners and athletes in the U.S. and Canada. But its staying power is still TBD, as popularity has been decreasing since.

2012

Couch To 5k®:

Across the UK, AU, US and Canada, almost everyone got in on this movement in 2012. After a popularity spike in early 2013, it’s been declining since.

Bootcamp:

Known for the intense intervals, bootcamp workouts have seen a slight upward trend since summer of 2012 with hints of seasonal popularity in winter and fall.

Insanity®:

This high-intensity DVD workout was extremely popular in early 2012 through October 2013, but is now primarily a popular winter activity in the U.S., as trends are starting to look seasonal.

CrossFit®:

While CrossFit® has gained a huge following for its broad range of physical tasks, its popularity started to level off during the summer of 2013.

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Best Ways to Burn Calories in 30 Minutes

Now you know what the most popular exercises are in the Fitbit Community, see which ones give you the most burn in half an hour.

Running

324 Calories

Elliptical

321 Calories

Circuit Training

288 Calories

Hiking

260 Calories

Biking

253 Calories

Aerobics

238 Calories
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The State of Health & Fitness in America: Fitbit evaluated the average number of steps, active minutes, resting heart rate sleep duration and body mass index (BMI), based on aggregated, anonymized data from over 10 million users in June 2015-June 2016. National health data, in the form of rates of disease, is based on the Kaiser Family Foundation’s State Health Facts, which uses the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU) analysis of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) 2014 Survey Results. Diabetes data represent adults who report ever being told by a doctor that they have diabetes. Cardiovascular disease data represent adults who report ever having or having been told by a doctor that they had a heart attack (myocardial infarction), angina or coronary heart disease. Obesity data represent adults who are overweight or obese. Overweight adults have BMIs between 25 and 29.9 and obese adults have a BMI of 30 or higher. Percentages are weighted to reflect population characteristics. This national health data is based on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, an ongoing, state-based, random-digit-dialed telephone survey of non-institutionalized civilian adults aged 18 years and older. Information about the BRFSS is available at http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/index.html. Most Popular Fitbit Activities: Determined using aggregated and anonymized data from more than 1 million Fitbit users between January 2010-July 2016. Generations are defined as: Baby Boomers (age 56-73), Generation X (age 35-56) and Millennials (age 18-36), as of July 1, 2016. Fitness Trends to Watch: Based on global aggregated and anonymized exercise log data from more than 1 million Fitbit users between January 2010 and July 2016. Best Ways to Burn Calories in 30 Minutes: Based on average calorie burn from 30 minute exercise sessions from anonymized and aggregated Fitbit users in the US.

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