Fitbit has named Hong Kong as the word’s most active country in 2019. To reach this finding, the company crunched data from its database of more than 20 million users across the globe.
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The Asian country maintained its top spot for the second year running. Spain came in second once again, followed by Ireland. Italy and Singapore were next, nudging out Sweden and Germany which rounded off the top five last year.
Most official sources suggest to aim for anywhere between 8,000 and 10,000 steps. But, as we’ve written before, this figure is entirely arbitrary. There is no one-size fits all approach and your step goal can shift over time. It’s best to start slow and build up over time to a higher number.
The spring weather put a spring in the step of people around the world last year. May 15th was the most active day in the year, just before Memorial Day weekend in the US. Most bike rides occurred on July 9th.
Sleep is no less important. It plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality kip time at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.
Users in Finland know this and are the returning champions. Other top snoozers live in Ireland, New Zealand, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
Your resting heart rate is important, too. In fact it’s probably the single best indicator of your health hand fitness.
Most people have a resting heart rate between 60 to 100 beats per minute, but lower heart rates may be a measure of good cardio fitness. In the US, Bend (Oregon) topped the list of US locales with the healthiest heart stats. Other cities amongst the top fine included Juneau (AK), Missoula (MT), Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and San Luis Obispo (CA), and Monterey, Salinas (CA).
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