Earlier this week, I was honored to present at the #octribe (online community tribe) meet up "Walking Communities: Fit Fanatics Online and Off" with Allison Leahy from Fitbit who manages fitbit online communities. The #octribe meetup was hosted at TechSoup and organized by long time colleague Susan Tenby who has supported this community of practice for ten years. The participants include a mix of people from nonprofit and for-profit online communities - and it is an excellent opportunity to … [Read more...] about What I learned from the @Fitbit Community Manager at #octribe about Walking Communities
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Here is pic of super cool blue band @fitbit that CEO @parkjames wears. Not commercially available #atlantichealth pic.twitter.com/5vE4aEvk4i — Steve Clemons (@SCClemons) March 18, 2015 Yesterday, I participated in two seemingly unrelated events that generated that question. Fitbit and fitness/health apps offer many benefits -- they help us become more aware of our healthy habits by measuring and producing data. The social component of the apps, sharing data with friends and competitions … [Read more...] about What If Your Fitbit Could Also Track Your Environmental Footprint?
I first put a fitbit, a digital pedometer that tracks steps, calories burned, food intake, and other personal analytics data, on my wrist back in October. After some results from routine tests during my annual physical, my doctor informed me that my cholesterol was high. "Start exercising more and stop eating bacon cheese burgers " were the doctor's orders and we'll retest in 6 months. Otherwise, I would need to go on statins. As a data nerd, I couldn't resist the fitbit and its ability to … [Read more...] about Can My Fitbit Data Make Health Care Better?
Today is January 21st, the 21st day of 2021. I don't know about you, but I feel some optimism that we will make through COVID. However, it will take some time to vaccinate all who need to be vaccinated to keep us safe. And, that means work for home is going to be the norm for most of 2021. One of the downsides about virtual work from home is that you are sitting most of the day. Even worse than being sedentary, you have easy access to your kitchen for stress eating. And, this … [Read more...] about Try Exercise Snacking for Improving #WFH Mental Health
As we face an even darker winter due to the pandemic, we need to keep improving our resilience, the ability to adapt well in spite of significant stressors. Using rituals as part of our professional work is one strategy that can help. Rituals are routine and intentional activities that carry meaning. Rituals leverage our brains’ ability to run on autopilot, allowing us to reach our goals even when we are distracted by other things, such as potentially contracting a deadly disease. Many … [Read more...] about New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits To Improve Resilience in 2021